Citadel grad hired as college's 20th president

CHARLESTON, SC (News Release) -

The Citadel’s 20th president will be Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC, who is currently serving as the 34th Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, the Corp’s second highest ranking officer. The Citadel Board of Visitors apprised the campus community of their selection April 12.
Walters, a Citadel alumnus and a career aviator, was one of four highly decorated military leaders who were finalists for president. As the Marine Corps assistant commandant, he oversees a budget of more than $42 billion and approximately 184,000 active duty, and 38,000 reserve Marines.

“I’m delighted with our selection of Gen. Glenn Walters as 20th President of The Citadel,” said Col. Fred L. Price, chairman, The Citadel Board of Visitors. “His extraordinary 39-year career serving our country as a principled leader, aviator, and Marine Corps officer prepared him perfectly to serve his alma mater as successor to John Rosa. Gen. Walters’ experience devising high-level strategy, securing and allocating resources, and developing relationships with stakeholders made him the ideal choice.”

Walters’ current duties include representing the Marine Corps at the Department of Defense and leading decisions about defense policy and resourcing in alignment with National Defense Strategy. His positions have included serving as Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources; Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; Commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) i....

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