Micah K. Wessinger
Corps Grad ’13
First Lt. Micah K. Wessinger is currently the Fuels Management Flight Commander assigned to the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. She is 24 years old and was born and raised in Chester, South Carolina. She attended The Citadel on a track-and-field scholarship. As a senior, she was Regimental Information Technology Officer and track team Captain. Lt. Wessinger graduated from The Citadel in May of 2013 with Magna Cum Laude honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, sequentially receiving her commission in the Air Force.
What is your favorite memory from The Citadel?
There are several memorable moments that I have from The Citadel; I will discuss three. The first one isn’t necessarily my favorite memory, but it is one that I will never forget. On matriculation day, I was somewhat excited and nervous to finally be adventuring out and going to college. I remember walking up to the table in front of Charlie Company with a huge smile, and the first sergeant sitting at the table telling me to wipe that smile off of my face. From there, my knob year began.
My second, and probably absolute favorite memory, was when our track team’s 4x400 relay team made All-Conference. This was the first time in school history that a women’s relay team had ever earned the honors of being All-Conference. In my opinion, this was a huge accomplishment for Citadel track given that there had been several solid runners spread out over the years, but this was the first time that there were enough on one relay team to be successful and highly competitive in the conference. That was definitely an exciting day for all of us.
The last memory is more like a culmination of memories shared between myself and my roommate, Rachael. We were roommates from knob year through junior year, and we would have been senior year as well had I not moved to Regimental Staff. There are tons of wacky memories that we shared over the years, including singing “I Believe I can Fly,” her watching Veggie Tails and Disney movies 24/7, and taking “shots” of mouthwash to the LMFAO/Lil Jon song to ensure we had minty fresh breath for the day. Overall, her positive outlook made everyday life at The Citadel a little easier than it likely would have been otherwise.
How do you think your experience at the Citadel got you to where you are now?
Had I not gone to The Citadel, I would most likely have never ended up in the Air Force. I originally came to The Citadel on a track-and-field scholarship with no intent of ever joining the military. During my junior year, I made the decision to join the Air Force and that has proved to be one of the best decisions of my life. I have gotten do things and go places that I would have never imagined, and overall it has been a great experience.