Three Locals Join Cadet Corps at The Citadel

More locals make their hometowns proud

CHARLESTON, SC - The Citadel officially welcomes the Class of 2021. The incoming class of over 800 new cadets and students represents 42 states and six foreign countries. The latest class to arrive at The Citadel boasts record numbers of women cadets and ethnic minority cadets.

The Citadel offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule. Some graduate courses are available online. During the 2017-18 academic year, The Citadel is celebrating 175 years of academic and leadership excellence.

Local incoming Citadel cadet recruits include:

  • Austin Ajami of Pocasset, MA (02559)
  • Joseph Lucarelli of South Chatham, MA (02659)
  • John Snowman of North Falmouth, MA (02556)

About The Citadel

The Citadel with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. The 2,300 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 24 graduate certificate programs, and eight evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World report for six consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities by Forbes.


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