Students discuss leadership with Congressional members
Twenty-one of the nation's top Congressional leaders recently met with Citadel cadets, veteran students and active duty students in Washington, D.C. Organized by Mallory Factor, the college's John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government, the trip to the nation's capital gave the 24 students a unique opportunity to meet and talk to some of the nation's most prominent government leaders.
"Mallory put together an impressive group of legislators for our students to meet and spend time with. We were all impressed and appreciative of the opportunity to talk about leadership and many of the issues facing our country with the men and women who are helping lead the way," said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, who made the trip with the students.
Among the legislators who spent time with the students were members of the South Carolina delegation: Sens. Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint and Rep. James Clyburn, Tim Scott and Joe Wilson. The students also heard from Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, John McCain of Arizona, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah. Lee introduced the students to Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz. Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio participated as did Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Jack Kingston of Georgia, Steve King of Iowa and Allen West and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky hosted the students for lunch.
The Center for American Progress provided a breakfast panel discussion and the Heritage Foundation hosted the students for an evening reception.
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