BEASTS IN THE BARRACKS

Few know that I spent four years behind bars.  No, I wasn’t a bartender, nor was I a criminal.  I was a Citadel cadet, attending the military college of South Carolina, where they locked us up at night. Ground floor room windows had bars, and each barracks’ iron gates safely secured five hundred men each … Continue reading BEASTS IN THE BARRACKS

LET THERE BE PEACE!

It was the Sunday before Christmas and a precocious four-year-old boy, attending Sunday school class, told his teacher, “There are some poor kids next to us who have no daddy, no toys and no aunt Jane.”  The young Sunday school teacher felt that she had identified a teachable moment. She seized the opportunity and asked … Continue reading LET THERE BE PEACE!

In Your Dreams

And so, the story goes that the young missionary living in a land far, far away was daydreaming. In his daydream state, he was imagining what a meeting would be like with the chief of a cannibal tribe that he was planning to visit that week.  He imagined asking the cannibal chief: “Do you people … Continue reading In Your Dreams

Physics Department Hosts Stargazing Night

As the sun disappeared over the Western horizon of the Ashley River, mysterious silhouettes appeared on Summerall Field, only barely visible by the dim lights of the surrounding buildings and the pale moonlight. Walking closer to investigate, one would find a small group of cadets and professors, with three odd looking cylinders on tripods pointed … Continue reading Physics Department Hosts Stargazing Night

An Ode to Parent’s Weekend

An Ode to Parents Weekend (© all rights reserved) Chaplain Joe Molina CDR, UMSC / Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets Way back in 1990 there was a “T-shirt testimony” making its rounds in the local south Florida market.  A number of people wore it proudly with no fear of recrimination or ridicule.    It read: … Continue reading An Ode to Parent’s Weekend

An Open Letter to The Corps

It is time to organize a SUMMIT where cadet leaders of our Corps and members of the Commandant’s Office can meet to resolve matters which have been the cause of escalating tensions. The greatest of all issues recently has been the perception in the Corps that certain TACs have consistently set examples of poor leadership … Continue reading An Open Letter to The Corps