To: The Citadel Corp of Cadets
For over 175 years, The Citadel has created principled leaders who have led and made a difference for this country. Those who choose to join the Coast Guard program show a willingness to take on challenges more significant than themselves, as well as their willingness to support the United States Coast Guard with all of its needs. The Citadel core values mirror those of The United States Coast Guard: Honor, Devotion to Duty, and Respect.
As the unit leader, I intend to aid the development of Cadets within the AUP into Coast Guard Auxiliary, and ultimately, active duty Coast Guard members. My command philosophy entails a focus on leadership, teamwork (esprit de corps), and training. Additionally, I aspire to accomplish goals such as increased recruitment and funding, Mission Excellence, and preparation for future Coast Guard careers. There is evidence of the dedication and drive possessed by every Cadet in the Detachment in their consistent attendance of labs on Mondays and Thursdays, despite there being no guarantee of a commission upon graduation.
I am confident members within the program will continue to carry out the legacy of the Coast Guard on The Citadel campus. Currently, with 45 Citadel Alumni associated with the Coast Guard, I am wholeheartedly assured that we will see this number rise in the upcoming years.
CO of The Citadel Coast Guard Detachment