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Citadel News Service
8 Apr 2016

Col. Cole C. Kingseed to address The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2016

CGC commencement ceremony to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7

Members of The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) Class of 2016 will be sent to the next step in their careers and their lives with Col. Cole Kingseed, The Citadel the words delivered by a 30-year Army infantry veteran and author who is considered one of America’s leading military historians. Col. Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D., will address graduates during the commencement ceremony to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the college’s McAlister Field House.

Kingseed commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion level while serving in the Army from 1971- 2001. A graduate of the University of Dayton, he served in a variety of military assignments that concluded with his tenure as Full Professor of History and Chief of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Kingseed holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

He is the internationally acclaimed author of The New York Times bestseller Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters, and has written numerous historical works, including Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956 (1995), The American Civil War (2004), From Omaha Beach to Dawson’s Ridge (2005), Old Glory Stories (2006), and Conversations with Major Dick Winters (2014). A recognized expert on military history and leadership, Kingseed has written and edited six books and written more than 60 articles on leadership, in addition to authoring 300 book reviews. He has appeared in documentaries about Generals George S. Patton, Jr., and Douglas MacArthur. In 2009, Kingseed received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for his article on U.S. Army leadership during World War II.

Kingseed is a Battlefield Leadership founding partner, and most recently has led military and corporate staff rides to Normandy, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, and numerous American Civil War and American Revolutionary War battlefields. His clients have included General Electric, Freddie Mac, Home Depot, International Paper, Merrill Lynch, Progressive Insurance, Target Corporation, National Association of Independent Schools, Ameriprise Financial, PetSmart, USAA and General Mills. He lives with his family in Cornwall on Hudson, New York.

Approximately 350 graduate or evening undergraduate students will walk on stage to receive their diplomas as members of the CGC class of 2016, including veteran students. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony. Guests should be seated no later than 3:15 p.m. A reception for graduates and their guests will be hosted by Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa and Donna Rosa following the ceremony in Deas Hall.

The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 24 graduate certificate programs, and seven evening undergraduate programs.

For more information about the CGC Commencement, please visit this website.


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