List of alumni of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

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This a sampling of some of the many notable alumni of The Citadel


  • Col. Charles C. Tew CSA (1846) first graduate of the college; served as professor and Commandant of the Citadel Academy and Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy, founded Hillsborough Military Academy in North Carolina. Killed in action at Battle of Antietam in 1862 on the eve of his promotion to brigadier general.
  • Col. William J. Magill CSA (1846) first graduate to serve in the U.S. Army, Cavalry officer in the 3rd U.S. Dragoons during The Mexican War. Professor and Commandant of Cadets at Kentucky Military Institute and Georgia Military Institute; commanded a regiment of Georgia regulars, was severely wounded and lost his sword arm at the shoulder during Battle of Antietam.
  • Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood CSA (1847) commanded Confederate forces in Charleston during the attack on Fort Wagner depicted in the movie "Glory". Governor of South Carolina 1880-82 and instrumental in reopening The Citadel after occupation by Federal troops at the end of the Civil War, Johnson Hagood Stadium, where The Citadel plays its home football games, is named for him.
  • Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins CSA (1854) First Honor Graduate of his class, one of the "boy generals" at age of 26; he was a favorite of General Robert E. Lee, killed in action at The Battle of the Wilderness. Jenkins Hall, which houses the Military Sciences and Commandant's Office is named in his honor
  • Maj. Gen. Evander M. Law CSA (1856) fought in 13 major engagements during WBTS, wounded four times and youngest general in Army of Northern Virginia. Founded South Florida Military Institute, Law Barracks is named in his honor
  • MG William W. Moore USA (1888), Adjutant General of South Carolina 1910-21
  • MG James B. Allison USA (1895) Chief of U.S. Army Signal Corps 1935–37
  • MG Edward Croft USA (1896) U.S. Army Chief of Infantry 1935-38
  • LTC Robert H. Willis USA (1908) one of the first military pilots earning his wings as an army aviator in 1913, flew scout missions during the Punitive Expedition in Mexico of 1916 crashing twice and the second time walking 65 miles back to his base. In 1918 he was appointed by Gen. John J. Pershing to be the first head of the US Army Air Service but was killed in France before assuming the position.
  • BG Barnwell R. Legge USA (1911) one of the most decorated alumni and 3d most decorated US military member of World War I earning the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, 4 Silver Stars, French Croix de Guerre and the Purple Heart during combat; during the Second World War he was the military attache at the US Embassy in Zurich, Switzerland and helped arrange the escape of many interned US fliers.
  • MG Edward F. Witsell USA (1911) U.S. Army Adjutant General 1946-51
  • Lt.Gen. James T. Moore USMC (1916) early Marine aviator who held important command positions in USMC aviation during World War II, famous as Pappy Boyington's boss in the South Pacific air war and featured in the 1970s TV show Baa Baa Black Sheep.
  • Maj.Gen. Lewie G. Merritt USMC (1917) pioneer in Marine aviation who developed tactics of dive bombing and close air support, commanded several major flying units in World War II. Namesake of the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC.
  • Gen. William O. Brice USMC (1921) another early Marine flier who led units during World War II and Korea. Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific; Assistant Commandant for Air and Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Marine Aviation. Youngest Marine Corps general in World War II, first Marine aviator four-star general.
  • Gen. Edwin A. Pollock USMC (1921) Navy Cross winner at Guadalcanal in 1942, led the 2d Marine Division during combat in Korea. Also commanded 1st Marine Division and only Marine to have commanded both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleet Marine Forces. Instrumental in founding the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas; served as first President and Commandant. Chairman of The Citadel Board of Visitors and named Chairman Emeritus upon retirement.
  • Major Thomas D. Howie USA (1929) Immortalized during World War II as “The Major of St. Lo”; leader of the battalion that captured the strategic city of Saint-Lô, France (where he was killed). He was the model for Tom Hanks character in Saving Private Ryan. No evidence exists to support this assertion.
  • GEN William Westmoreland USA (1935) Commander of US forces in Vietnam, US Army Chief of Staff; father James R. (1900) served as Chairman of the Board of Visitors in the 1940s and son James A. graduated in 1961 (attended one year, USMA graduate)
  • Major Roland F. Wooten USAAC (1936) fighter pilot and "ace" with 6 victories while flying the British Spitfire with the 31st Fighter Group, one of the most highly decorated alumni in WWII; over 200 combat missions in North Africa and Europe and shot down twice, POW in Germany 1944-45. Named Postmaster of Charleston in 1961 by President Kennedy, Arnold Air Society chapter at The Citadel named in his honor.
  • LTC Thomas N. Courvoisie USA (1938) Iconic school figure known as "The Boo", Assistant Commandant 1961-68. Inspired the first book written by novelist Pat Conroy '67, "The Bear" in Conroys novel "The Lords of Discipline" was based on Courvoisie and played by Robert Prosky in the movie version.[1]
  • LtCol George B. McMillan USAAC (1938) fighter pilot and "ace" with 8.5 aerial victories, flight leader with the Flying Tigers 1941-42. Commander, 449th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group in China 1943-44; shot down/killed in action over Pingsang, China 24 June 1944.
  • LtCol Horace E. Crouch USAF (1940) B-25 bombardier/navigator, member of crew #10 on the Doolittle Raid in 1942 and shot down two Japanese Zeroes
  • LTG George M. Seignious USA (1942) appointed by President Johnson as military advisor to the Paris Peace Talks in 1968; Commanding General, 3d Infantry Division and US Army, Berlin. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Director, Joint Staff for the Joint Chiefs of Staff; President of The Citadel 1974-1979. Seignious Hall, the football facility at The Citadel is named for him.
  • MG James Grimsley, Jr. USA (1942) combat veteran of World War II and Vietnam earning 2 Silver Stars, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. President of The Citadel 1980-89 and President Emeritus 1989-2013
  • Lt.Gen. Herbert Beckington USMC (1943) Military Aide to Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Assistant Commandant for Plans and Operations
  • LTG Joe Heiser USA (1943) US Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics; Commanding General, 1st Logistics Command in Vietnam. Left school in 1942 to enlist as a private and received battlefield commission in 1943, highest ranking alumni to never receive a degree
  • MG William E. Ingram, Sr. ARNG (1943) Adjutant General of North Carolina 1977–1983[2]
  • LTG James B. Vaught USA (1946) Commander of the Iranian hostage rescue mission in 1980; former Commanding General of Combined US/ROK Forces, Korea
  • MajGen Irwin Graham USAF (1949) Military Assistant to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Deputy J-5, Joint Chiefs of Staff. One of the highest ranking navigators in Air Force history.
  • MajGen John A. Wilson III ANG (1950) Adjutant General of West Virginia 1982-86
  • LTG Don Rosenblum USA (1951) Commanding General of 1st Army and 24th Infantry Division; Deputy Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps
  • Col. J. Quincy Collins USAF (1953) Tactical Officer for first group of cadets at US Air Force Academy; fighter pilot and one of longest serving Vietnam POWs (7 1/2 years), onetime cellmate of Sen. John McCain in the "Hanoi Hilton"
  • LtGen Claudius E. Watts III USAF (1958) Fulbright Scholar and Comptroller of the USAF, President of The Citadel 1989-96
  • LTG Jack B. Farris USA (1958) commanded U.S. forces during invasion of Grenada in 1983. Deputy Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division
  • LTG Harold T. Fields USA (1960) Commanding General, US Army Pacific and 6th Infantry Division
  • LTG Sam Wakefield USA (1960) Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command; Commanding General, US Army Transportation Center and School
  • Major Samuel R. Bird USA (1961) Officer in charge of casket bearers at President Kennedy's funeral; severely wounded in Vietnam and subject of a Reader's Digest article on leadership and strength of character (May, 1989)
  • LTG Carmen Cavezza USA (1961) awarded 2 Silver Stars for combat service in Vietnam, served as Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. Commanding General of 7th Infantry Division, US Army Infantry Center and I Corps
  • GEN William W. Hartzog USA (1963) Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command; Commanding General of 1st Infantry Division and US Army, South
  • LtCol Dave Smith USAF (1963) Commander of the Thunderbirds 1979-81
  • LtCol Joe Vida USAF (1963) holds records for most years as a crewmember (16) and most flying hours (1,392) on the SR-71 "Blackbird" spyplane. Served as the reconnaissance systems operator on the retirement flight of the SR-71 in 1990 that flew from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 68 minutes, setting 4 world speed records. The aircraft and the pressure suit he wore are now on display at the National Air and Space Annex in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • MG Nate Robb ARNG (1964) Adjutant General of North Carolina 1989–93[3]
  • Lt.Gen. Frank Libutti USMC (1966) Commanding General Marine Forces Pacific, Marine Forces Korea and 1st Marine Division .
  • LTG William Tangney USA (1967) Deputy Commander-in-Chief, United States Special Operations Command; Commanding General US Army Special Operations Command, JFK Special Warfare School and Special Operations Command-Central
  • LtGen John B. Sams USAF (1967) Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command; Commander, 15th Air Force. Current Chairman of the Board of Visitors
  • LTG William M. Steele USA (1967) Commanding General U.S. Army Pacific, Combined Arms Center and 82nd Airborne Division
  • Lt. Gen. Veerachai Iamsa-ad (1968) Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Armed Forces
  • Lt.Gen. Garry L. Parks USMC (1969) Assistant Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command
  • LTG John P. Costello USA (1969) Commanding General, Army Space and Missile Command; Commanding General, Air Defense Artillery School and Center
  • General Letrat Ratanavanich (1971) Chairman of the Joint Staff, Thai Armed Forces; member of Thai Senate
  • LtCol Gilbert M. O'Brien USAF (1973-veteran) P-51 pilot and "ace" in World War II with 8 aerial victories. Also served in Korean War and flew more than 50 types of aircraft during his career
  • LtGen John W. Rosa USAF (1973) Superintendent of the Air Force Academy 2003-05, current President of The Citadel
  • LTG John Kimmons USA (1974) Staff Director, Office of National Intelligence; US Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Commanding General, US Army Intelligence & Security Command
  • RADM Joe Kilkenny USN (1977) Commander, US Naval Education and Training Command
  • LTG Daniel P. Bolger USA (1978) Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and Commander, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan; US Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training; Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division and Joint Readiness Training Center
  • LTG Michael Ferriter USA (1979) Commanding General, Installation Management Command/US Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management; former Commanding General NATO Training Mission, Iraq and US Army Maneuver Center
  • Gen. Glenn Walters USMC (1979) current Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.
  • Lt.Gen. Frank McKenzie USMC (1979) current Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Lt.Gen. Larry Nicholson USMC (1979) current Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force
  • MG Glenn Bramhall (1979) current Commanding General, 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command
  • MG Glenn K. Rieth ARNG (1980) Adjutant General of New Jersey 2002-11[4]
  • Col. Cesar "Rico" Rodriguez USAF (1981) F-15 pilot with 2 aerial victories in Desert Storm and 1 in Bosnia; leading MIG killer of all U.S. aviators since Vietnam [5]
  • Lt. Gen. Hussein Al-Majali (1981) nephew of the late King Hussein, Director of Jordan's Public Security Forces 2010-13
  • LtGen John Cooper USAF (1983) current Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
  • MajGen Casey Blake USAF (1984) current Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting
  • MG Thomas James USA (1985) current Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division
  • Col. Randolph Bresnik USMC (1989) F/A-18 pilot and current NASA Astronaut. Mission Specialist on STS-129 space shuttle Atlantis in November, 2009; Commander of the next International Space Station crew.
  • CAPT Greg McWherter USN (1990) Instructor, "Top Gun" Fighter Weapons School; Commander of the Blue Angels 2008-12 and longest serving Team Leader
  • 1Lt Shane Childers USMC (2001) first American KIA in Operation Iraqi Freedom, one of 18 alumni killed in Iraq and Afghanistan [6][7]
  • Major Whit Collins USAF (2006) Current Opposing Solo for The Thunderbirds


  • Charles E. Daniel (1918), R. Hugh Daniel (1929) - co-founders of Daniel International Construction Corporation. (at one time the largest construction company in the world); major Citadel benefactors for whom Daniel Library is named.
  • Randolph Guthrie (1925) Chairman of the Board, Studebaker Corp.
  • John Monroe Holliday (1936) President of Holliday Associates LLC, once the largest SC tobacco grower. Member of the Board of Visitors for many years, The Citadel's alumni center is named for him.[8]
  • Alvah Chapman, Jr.(1942) CEO and Chairman of Knight-Ridder, at one time the largest newspaper publishing company in the U.S.
  • John B. Sias (1947) President, ABC TV
  • BGen Harvey Schiller, PhD (1960) CEO of YankeeNets, a conglomerate that owns the New York Yankees, New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils; President, Turner Sports Network
  • Tandy Rice (1961) Owner of Top Billing, one of the biggest talent agencies in Nashville; clients have included Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings and Dolly Parton. Former President of the Country Music Association, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and first inductee in the Nashville Association of Talent Directors Hall of Fame.
  • L. William Krause (1963) Chairman, CEO, and President, 3Com
  • William Sansom (1964) Chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • H. Stephen McManus (1964) CEO of Hardees
  • LtGen John Sams (1967) Vice President, Boeing
  • Richard R. Wackenhut (1969) CEO of Wackenhut Security, the world's largest private security firm
  • Larry Melton (1984) Vice President, Bechtel Corporation
  • Curtis Campbell (1994) Vice President, Intuit (TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint)


  • Andy Sabados (1939) Guard, Chicago Cardinals 1939-40
  • Paul Maguire (1960) color commentator with NBC and ESPN; Tight End and Punter with Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills 1960-70. Played on 3 consecutive AFL championship teams and in 6 of 10 championship games; one of only 20 players who were members of the American Football League from its inception in 1960 until its merger with the NFL in 1970; member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Harvey Schiller (1960) Commissioner, Southeastern Conference NCAA 1986-90; Director, United States Olympic Committee 1990-94; President, Atlanta Thrashers NHL 1994-99; CEO New York Yankees/New York Nets/New Jersey Devils 1999-2007; President, International Baseball Federation 2007-09 and current member Board of Directors, Baseball Hall of Fame. Named several times by SPORTING NEWS as one of the 100 Most Important People in Sports; recipient of IOC Olympic Order, member of New York City Athletic Club and Citadel Athletic Halls of Fame. Retired Air Force Brigadier General and combat fighter pilot in Vietnam
  • Ed Steers (1968) Head Wrestling Coach at William and Mary, East Carolina and West Point; Associate Athletic Director, The Citadel and current Athletic Director at Presbyterian College. Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • John Small, Sr. (1970) 2d Team AP All-American linebacker; Atlanta Falcons 1970-72, Detroit Lions 1973-75. Member of The Citadel and South Carolina Athletic Halls of Fame. 1st round draft pick by Falcons in 1970.
  • Dr. Ken Caldwell (1979) 3 time Academic All-American and recipient of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 4 year letterman as linebacker and punter. Current football team physician
  • Fred Jordan (1979) Head Baseball Coach, The Citadel 1992-. Winningest coach in school history with more than 800 victories as of the 2016 season; 13 regular season and tournament conference championships, 4 time Southern Conference Coach of the Year, 34 players selected in MLB draft.[9]
  • Tom Borelli (1979) Head Wrestling Coach at Central Michigan University 1991-; 13 Mid America Conference titles; Has produced 40 All-Americans and 81 All Conference Wrestlers, National Coach of the Year 1998 and 12 time MAC Coach of the Year
  • Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell (1981) holder of school records for season and career rushing yards; 3d Team 1-A All American, Southern Conference Player of the Year and #2 rusher in the country in 1980, Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year and South Carolina Amateur Athlete of the Year. Running back and kick returner for St Louis/Phoenix Cardinals 1981-89, Kansas City Chiefs 1990; holds Cardinals record for career all purpose yards (11,988), second in career rushing yards and career 100 yard rushing games. Assistant Coach San Antonio Riders 1992, Head Coach Morgan State University 1996-98, Running Backs Coach Seattle Seahawks 1999-2007 and Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs Coach Washington Redskins 2008-09; Head Coach of Southern University 2010-12, running backs coach Arizona Cardinals 2013-17, running backs coach New York Jets 2017-. One of only 6 Citadel players to have jersey retired, inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Mark Slawson (1981) wide receiver New York Giants 1981-82, New Jersey Generals 1983-84
  • Byron Walker (1982) wide receiver Seattle Seahawks 1982-86
  • Tim Jones (1983) infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals 1988-93
  • Regan Truesdale (1985) Two time Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year 1984-85, Honorable Mention All-American as a Senior in 1985. Second on career scoring list.[10]
  • Greg Davis (1987) kicker for Oakland, San Diego, New England, Minnesota, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Arizona 1987-98; co-holder of NFL record for most 50+ yard field goals in a game (3), third on Cardinals all-time scoring list with 484 points. Member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame
  • John Hartwell (1987) Athletic Director, Utah State
  • Jack Douglas (1992) set record for most rushing yards by a Division 1-AA QB, holds school records for most total offense and touchdowns. Lead bulldogs to Southern Conference Championship and #1 ranking in I-AA, 1992; South Carolina Offensive Player of the Year and Amateur Athlete of the Year. Member of Citadel and South Carolina Athletic Halls of Fame, former member of the Board of Visitors
  • Lester Smith, Jr. (1992) 2 time 1-AA All-American and 3 time All Southern Conference selection at Safety; CFL player with Baltimore Stallions 1994-95, Toronto Argonauts 1996-98 and Montreal Alouettes 1999-2001; CFL All-Star and member of 2 Grey Cup Champions. Had Citadel jersey retired and member of Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Dan McDonnell (1992) Head Baseball Coach, University of Louisville 2007-; National Coach of the Year, 2007. 3 appearances in College World Series, member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Chris Lemonis (1992) Head Baseball Coach, Indiana University
  • Travis Jervey (1995) fullback Green Bay Packers 1995-98, San Francisco 49ers 1999-2000 and Atlanta Falcons 2001-03. First member of Packers named to Pro Bowl as special teams player; only alumni to play in the Super Bowl and member of Packers Championship team in SB XXXI, 1997. Member of South Carolina and Citadel Athletic Halls of Fame.
  • Britt Reames (1996) Pitcher with St Louis Cardinals 2000, Montreal Expos 2001-03, Oakland Athletics 2005 and Pittsburgh Pirates 2006. Current Pitching Coach for The Citadel
  • Dallas McPherson (2001) 3rd Base Anaheim Angels 2004-06, Florida Marlins 2008 and Chicago White Sox 2011
  • Cliff Washburn (2002) All-Southern Conference selection in basketball and football, played in East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl. Offensive tackle Chicago Bears 2003, Amsterdam Admirals 2004, Frankfurt Galaxy 2005, Green Bay Packers 2007, Toronto Argonauts 2006, 2008; Edmonton Eskimos 2011
  • Nehemiah Broughton (2005) fullback Washington Redskins 2005-08, New York Giants 2009 and Arizona Cardinals 2009-10
  • Andre Roberts (2010) All-American wide receiver, holds school records for season and career receptions, receiving yardage and punt return yardage. Arizona Cardinals 2010-2013, Washington Redskins 2014-15, Detroit Lions 2016, Atlanta Falcons 2017-
  • Cortez Allen (2010) cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers 2011-16
  • Chris McGuiness (2010) 1st Base Texas Rangers 2013
  • Asher Wojciechowski (2010) Pitcher, US National team 2009; Houston Astros 2015


  • Johnson Hagood (1847) S.C. State Comptroller 1876-80, Governor of South Carolina 1880-82. CSA Brigadier General
  • Hugh S. Thompson (1856) S.C. Superintendent of Education 1876-82, Governor of South Carolina 1882-86, Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary 1886-89, U.S. Civil Service Commissioner 1889-92. Thompson Hall is named for him.
  • Thomas B. Ferguson (1861) U.S. Ambassador to Norway/Sweden 1894–98
  • George Johnstone (1865) U.S. Congressman from South Carolina 1891-93
  • Joseph H. Earle (1866) S.C. State Representative 1878-82, State Senator 1882-86, South Carolina Attorney General 1886-90, United States Senator 1897
  • William E. Gonzales (1886) U.S. Ambassador to Cuba 1913–19 and Peru 1920–22
  • Charles E. Daniel (1918) United States Senator from South Carolina 1954
  • Marvin Griffin (1929) Lt. Governor and Governor of Georgia 1948-59
  • RADM James C. Tison, Jr. (1929), sixth Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, first director of the Environmental Science Services Administration Corps
  • Thomas H. Pope (1935) S.C State Representative 1936-42, 45-49; Speaker of the House 1949-50
  • George Bell Timmerman, Jr. (1937) Lt. Governor 1947-55, Governor of South Carolina 1955-59
  • Marion H. Smoak (1938) S.C. State Representative 1966-69, United States Chief of Protocol 1972-74
  • Ernest Hollings (1942) S.C. State Representative 1949-55, Lt. Governor 1955-59, Governor 1959-63, United States Senator 1966-2005
  • John C. West (1942) S.C. State Senator 1954-66, Lt. Governor 1966-70, Governor 1971-75, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1977-81
  • LTG George M. Seignious, US Army (1942) Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1979-81; Delegate at Large for Arms Control 1981-84
  • Harlan E. Mitchell (1943) U.S. Congressman from Georgia 1957-60, Georgia State Senator 1960-62
  • A. Lee Chandler (1944) former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Burnett Maybank, Jr. (1945) Lt. Governor of South Carolina 1959-63
  • Tim Valentine (1949) U.S. Congressman from North Carolina 1982-94
  • W. Brantley Harvey, Jr. (1951) S.C. State Representative 1958-74, Lt. Governor 1975-79
  • Clyde Hagler (1953) Florida House of Representatives 1974-80
  • Donald C. Latham (1955) Assistant Secretary of Defense 1981-87
  • James B. Culbertson (1960) U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands 2008-09
  • Langhorne "Tony" Motley (1960) U.S. Ambassador to Brazil 1981-83, Assistant Secretary of State 1983-85
  • COL James Endicott, USA, (1960) Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1991-93
  • Harry "Buck" Limehouse (1960) South Carolina Secretary of Transportation 2007-11
  • William H. O'Dell (1960) S.C. State Senator 1988-2016
  • Gen. Chokechai Hongstong (1963) Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. (1964) S.C. State Representative 1968-74, Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina 1975–2015
  • William Sansom (1964) Tennessee Secretary of Transportation 1979-81, Commissioner of Finance 1981-83
  • Bob Hall (1964) Texas State Senator 2015-
  • Evan S. Dobelle (1966) United States Chief of Protocol 1977-78, Massachusetts Commissioner of Environmental Management 1981-87
  • Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti USMC (1966) 1st New York City Deputy Police Commissioner for Counterterrorism 2001-03; Undersecretary, Department of Homeland Security 2003-05
  • F. Gregory Delleny, Jr. (1974) S.C. State Representative 1991–present
  • CAPT William J. Luti USN (1975) National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney 2001, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense 2001-05, Special Assistant to President George W. Bush 2005-09
  • GEN Wilas Aroonsri (1976) Secretary General to the Prime Minister of Thailand, member of the National Legislative Assembly
  • Creighton B. Coleman (1979) S.C. State Representative 2001-2008; S.C. State Senator 2009–present
  • Steve Buyer (1980) U.S. Congressman from Indiana 1992-2010. Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall is named for him.
  • Charles Sims Jr. (1980) Georgia House of Representatives 1996–2014
  • Lt. Gen. Hussein Al-Majali (1981) Jordanian Ambassador to Bahrain 2005-10, Interior Minister of Jordan 2013-15
  • George "Buck" James (1982) Current Judge on the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • J. Gresham Barrett (1983) S.C. State Representative 1996-2002, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina 2002-10
  • Thom Goolsby (1984) North Carolina State Senator 2011–present
  • Ted Vick (1995) S.C. State Representative 2005–present [11]
  • Christian McDaniel (1997) Kentucky State Senator 2012–present [12]



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