Citadel graduate named one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans
Tevan Green, 37, a Charleston native and Citadel graduate of the class of 2000, was one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans named by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) at their national convention in Baltimore on Saturday.
Green, who attended Bishop England High School, retired from a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of major, earning a Bronze Star for his leadership roles in special operations logistics in Afghanistan. He now serves as founder and CEO of Citadel Logic, a cyber-security firm in Hampton, Va. He has also served on The Citadel Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2011.
Green was trained as a Special Forces operative and was serving in Afghanistan when he suffered a serious injury resulting from a helicopter crash. After rehabilitation, Green pursued the growing field of digital systems development and applications, starting his own firm in 2010.
The TOYA award was begun in 1938 by the Jaycees and is awarded to ten individuals each year to “exemplify the best attributes of the nation’s young people.” The JAYSON award is crafted by the same source that produces the OSCAR for motion pictures. Some of its past recipients were Orson Welles, Elvis Presley, and Christopher Reeve. Four past presidents received the award as young men—John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton.
Green lives in Hampton with wife Chy and sons Cevan and Falcon.