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Going covert to protect America

For decades The Citadel has trained leaders to help lead the nation’s intelligence agencies and military intelligence forces. Though individuals cannot be named, and specific numbers cannot be supplied due to agency restrictions, Citadel cadets and graduate students have worked as leaders in all facets of the American intelligence communities under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Defense since those entities were founded. Learn more about The Citadel Departments of Criminal Justice and Intelligence and Securities Studies, and Center for Cybersecurity.


Meet Ryan Giles

Meet Ryan Giles: Assistant principal at Moultrie Middle School in the Charleston County School District and Zucker Family School of Education alumnus. He loves middle school students because of their never ending curiosity. His wife is an educator too. Ryan is making his career goals happen with advanced degrees and certifications from the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel. He was a teacher and a basketball coach, who moved up to assistant principal, with the goal of being principal. The graduate and undergraduate programs of the Zucker Family School of Education serve the people of the Lowcountry, the state of South Carolina, the Southeast, and the nation by providing high quality programs in the preparation of middle and secondary teachers, professional educators, and school counselors. Learn more about the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel.


Meet Meagan Brown

Meet Meagan Brown: business professional, wife, mom of two and now, a college graduate. Meagan is one of more than 100 people in The Citadel’s Evening Undergraduate Studies Class of 2018. Our EUGS program is designed for working professionals, veterans, and any adult wanting to complete one of 10 undergraduate degrees. The classes are held at night, in a civilian atmosphere. In fact, The Citadel’s Bachelors of Science in Nursing is the only evening nursing program in the area. Learn more about Leadership Studies at The Citadel.


Citadel Cadets heading to Ernst & Young

Meet four cadets who are among those heading from The Citadel to work for one of the world’s ‘big four” global firms – Ernst and Young, now called EY. They are DaSean Daniels, Joe Hart, Josh Massey and Myles Pierce . As an AACSB internationally accredited institution, the Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business at The Citadel educates and develops leaders of principle to serve a global community through experiential learning. Learn more about the Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business.


Meet Gary McKenzie

Meet Gary McKenzie: husband, father, GEICO Vice President (Southeast Region), and Masters of Science in Leadership Studies graduate. An established professional, Gary recently earned his second master’s degree and a promotion that more than tripled the number of teammates he manages for GEICO. He wanted to sharpen his leadership skills so he applied to The Citadel’s online Leadership Studies program. Now he says continuing education is a part of his lifestyle that he highly recommends to other leaders. The mission of the Department of Leadership Studies is to enhance the ability of students from any academic background to perform effectively as principled leaders in their present or future leadership roles. It is part of The Citadel Graduate College, celebrating 50 years of contributing to the success of its students.


Meet Chad Humelbaugh

Meet one of America’s newest military officers, 2nd Lt. Chad Humelbaugh, U.S. Air Force pilot in training. Humelbaugh is one of 163 cadets in his class at The Citadel who were commissioned as officers in U.S. military service upon graduating. About a third of each South Carolina Corps of Cadets class enters military service every year, taking their pledge of honor, duty and respect to their next level of leadership. Learn more about the ROTC program at The Citadel.

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