The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Faliesha Yi Yeager

Corps Grad ’14

Faliesha YeagerI am originally from Sumter, South Carolina, and graduated from The Citadel in 2014. I majored in Criminal Justice and minored in East Asian Studies. I commissioned into the United States Air Force as an intelligence officer and am currently stationed at Creech AFB, Nevada. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in criminal investigations.

How do you think your experience at The Citadel got you to where you are now?
I am where I am today because The Citadel provided me with constant challenges and obstacles during my time there. It taught me what it means to be a part of something much larger than myself. It showed me that hard work ultimately does pay off if you apply yourself in every facet that you can. Nothing in life that is worth having is easy to acquire, and The Citadel was a constant reminder of that. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for The Citadel and the continuous strive, mentally and physically, that was required of me. After graduation from The Citadel, there will be nothing in life that you cannot handle.

Why should young women consider attending The Citadel?
Young women should consider attending The Citadel because it is something that they will never regret. Life is about making choices and pushing yourself to be the best that you can be in all that you do—The Citadel provides this. Attending The Citadel is something that not very many people get to experience, let alone women. However, from only one female from the graduating Class of 1999, to over 25 in the class of 2014, The Citadel continues to provide women with the opportunity “to take the road less traveled.”

As a parting thought for those who have decided to attend The Citadel, I will say that the days are long but the weeks fly by, and before you know it, you will not only wear the ring, but you will have earned it.

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