- List of alumni of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
This is a short list of notable alumni from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
- Col. Charles C. Tew CSA (1846) first graduate of the college, founded Hillsborough Miliary 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 two antebellum military colleges (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 and was killed in action during the Civil War. 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 4 times and youngest General in Army of Northern Virginia. Founded South Florida Military Institute, Law Barracks is named in his honor
- Brig. Gen. Thomas Huguenin CSA (1859) fought in defense of Fort Wagner, the last Confederate Commander of Fort Sumter
- George Edward Haynsworth (1861) as a Cadet fired the first shot of the Civil War at the federal steamer Star of the West as it attempted to reinforce Fort Sumter with 200 U.S. Army combat troops on January 9, 1861; post war lawyer and Judge
- James N. Thurston (1861) first graduate to serve in the Marine Corps, as a Cadet was a member of the Star of the West Battery that fired the first shots of the Civil War. One of 22 officers selected to be in the initial cadre of the Confederate States Marine Corps (CSMC); as a Prisoner of War made a daring escape from Fort Delaware.
- Col. James Robert Hagood CSA (1865) outstanding military combat officer and leader, at age 18 he was the youngest Colonel in the Confederate Army. Brother of B. Gen. Johnson Hagood
- Lt. Col. Lawrence S. Carson USA (1886) served in the Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, and World War I; one of the last horse-mounted Cavalry Officers in the U.S. Army when he retired
- Maj. Gen. William W. Moore (1888), Adjutant General of South Carolina 1910-1921
- Maj. Gen. James B. Allison USA (1895) Chief of U.S. Army Signal Corps 1935–37
- Maj. Gen. Edward Croft USA (1896) U.S. Army Chief of Infantry 1935-38
- B. Gen. Robert E. Craig USA (1905) Adjutant General of South Carolina 1923-26
- B. Gen. John T. Kennedy USA (1907) awarded the Medal of Honor in the Philippines Campaign, 1909 (attended 1 year, USMA graduate)
- Lt. Col. 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.
- B. Gen. Barnwell 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 and the Purple Heart during combat; at one time served as Executive Officer of the 26th Infantry Regiment under Lt. Col. (later B. Gen.) Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. 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.
- Maj. Gen. 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, commanded several major flying units in World War II. Namesake of the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC.
- General William O. Brice USMC (1921) another early Marine flier who lead 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. Advanced to the rank of General upon retirement by reason of having been specially commended in combat and was the first Marine Aviator four-star general.
- General Edwin A. Pollock USMC (1921) Navy Cross winner at Guadalcanal in 1942; lead the 2d Marine Division during combat in Korea, also Commanded 1st Marine Division; 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. Advanced to the rank of General upon retirement by reason of having been specially commended in combat
- Vice Admiral Bernard Austin USN (1922) highest ranking Navy alumnus; won 2 Navy Crosses during World War II, President of the Naval War College and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (attended 2 years, USNA graduate)
- Major Thomas D. Howie USA (1929) Immortalized during World War II as “The Major of St. Lo”; leader of the battalion that captured Saint-Lô (where he was killed). He was the model for Tom Hanks character in Saving Private Ryan.
- General William Westmoreland USA (1935) Commander of US Forces in Vietnam, US Army Chief of Staff; father James (1900) served as Chairman of the Board of Visitors in the 1940s. (attended 1 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 with 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 22 Air Medals, over 200 combat missions in North Africa and Europe; 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.
- Lt. Gen. Welborn G. Dolvin USA (1937) Corps Commander in Vietnam; earned a Distinguished Service Cross, four Silver Stars, three Purple hearts, and numerous other combat decorations (attended for 2 years, USMA graduate)
- Lt. Col. 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.
- Lt. Col. Horace E. Crouch USAF (1940) B-25 Bombardier/Navigator, member of crew #10 on the Doolittle Raid in 1942 and shot down 2 Japanese Zeroes
- Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Evans USAF (1940) fighter pilot and "Ace" with 8.5 confirmed kills, he was the highest ranking POW during the Korean War (attended for 2 years, USMA graduate)
- Lt. Col. Robert E. Smith USAF (1942) RAF pilot with "Eagle Squadron", european equivalent of the Flying Tigers. Fighter pilot in Korea and Vietnam
- Lt. Gen. 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.
- Maj. Gen. James Grimsley, Jr. USA (1942) former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, President of The Citadel 1980-89 and current President Emeritus
- Lt. Gen. Herbert Beckington USMC (1943) Military Aide to Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Assistant Commandant for Plans and Operations
- Lt. Gen. 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
- Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram, Sr ARNG (1943) Adjutant General of North Carolina
- Lt. Gen. James B. Vaught USA (1946) Commander of the Iranian hostage rescue mission in 1980; former Commanding General of Combined US/ROK Forces, Korea
- Maj. Gen. Irwin Graham USAF (1949) 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.
- Maj. Gen. John A. Wilson III ANG (1950) Adjutant General of West Virginia
- Lt. Gen. Don Rosenblum USA (1951) Commanding General of 1st Army and 24th Infantry Division; Deputy Commanding General, 18th 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"
- Maj. Gen. (Dr) Thomas P. Ball USAF (1954) first Commander of the Joint Military Medical Command, San Antonio
- Lt. Gen. Claudius E. Watts III USAF (1958) Fulbright Scholar and Comptroller of the USAF, President of The Citadel 1989-96
- Lt. Gen. Jack B. Farris USA (1958) commanded U.S. forces during invasion of Grenada (1983). Deputy Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division
- Lt. Gen. Ellie "Buck" Shuler Jr. USAF (1959) commander, 8th Air Force; served as B-52 bomber pilot and F-4C fighter pilot in Vietnam
- Col. Myron R. Harrington USMC (1960) winner of the Navy Cross while commanding a rifle company during the siege of the Citadel in Hue, South Vietnam 1968; former Professor of Naval Science at The Citadel and current member of the Board of Visitors.
- Lt. Gen. Harold T. Fields USA (1960) Commanding General, US Army Pacific and 6th Infantry Division
- Lt. Gen. Sam Wakefield USA (1960) Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command; Commanding General, US Army Transportation Center and School
- Maj. Gen. Walt Webb USAF (1960) Deputy Commander, Defense Nuclear Agency; Deputy J-5, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- 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)
- Lt. Gen. Carmen Cavezza USA (1961) served as Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Commanding General of US Army Infantry Center and I Corps
- Maj. Gen. Art Baiden USAR (1962) Deputy Commanding General, US Army Reserve; Commanding General, Army Reserve Readiness Command. Former Chairman of the Board of Visitors
- General William W. Hartzog USA (1963) Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command; Commanding General of 1st Infantry Division and US Army, South
- B. Gen. J. Emory Mace USA (1963) won Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star in Vietnam, served as Commandant of Cadets 1998-2006. Daughter Nancy was schools first female graduate
- Lt. Col. Dave Smith USAF (1963) 353 combat missions as an F-4 pilot in Vietnam, member of first Air Force Aggressor squadron, Commander of the Thunderbirds 1979-1981
- Lt. Col. 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.
- Maj. Gen. Nate Robb ARNG (1964) Adjutant General of North Carolina
- B. Gen. Robert Cockey ARNG (1965) Adjutant General of Guam
- Maj. Gen. Clark W. Martin ANG (1965) Assistant Adjutant General for Air, New Jersey; Commander, New Jersey Air National Guard
- Lt. Gen. Frank B. Campbell USAF (1966) Director, J-5 Joint Chiefs of Staff; Commander, 12th Air Force and Commander, U.S. Southern Command; Commandant, Air Force Fighter Weapons School. Flew F-100's and F-4's in Vietnam
- Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti USMC (1966) Commanding General Marine Forces Pacific, Marine Forces Korea and 1st Marine Division .
- Lt. Gen. 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
- Lt. Gen. John B. Sams USAF (1967) Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command; Commander, 15th Air Force. Current member of the Board of Visitors
- Lt. Gen. 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
- Maj. Gen. Wallace Whaley USAFR (1968) Commander, 4th Air Force; Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Reserve
- Lt. Gen. Garry L. Parks USMC (1969) Assistant Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command
- Lt. Gen. John P. Costello USA (1969) Commanding General, Army Space and Missile Command; Commanding General, Air Defense Artillery School and Center
- Maj. Gen. Ken Bowra USA (1970) Commanding General of Special Operations Command - South, Army Special Forces Command and JFK Special Warfare School
- General Letrat Ratanavanich (1971) Chairman of the Joint Staff, Thai Armed Forces; member of Thai Senate
- General Suchin Boonrowd (1971) Advisor to National Defense College of Thailand
- Lt. Gen. Colby Broadwater USA (1972) Chief of Staff, US European Command; Commanding General, 1st Army and US Army-NATO
- B. Gen. John McNeill USAR (1972) Commanding General, 351st Civil Affairs Command
- Lt. Col. 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
- Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa USAF (1973) current President of The Citadel, former Superintendent of the Air Force Academy
- Maj. Gen. Terry Juskowiak USA (1973) Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command; Commanding General, US Army Quartermaster Center and School
- Maj. Gen. William Brandenburg USA (1973) Deputy Commanding General, US Army Pacific
- Lt. Gen. John F. Kimmons USA (1974) Staff Director, Office of National Intelligence; US Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Commanding General, US Army Intelligence & Security Command
- Maj. Gen. Robert Williams USA (1974) Commandant, US Army War College
- Maj. Gen. Keith Coln ANG (1974) current Director of Logistics, National Guard Bureau
- Maj. Gen. Tim Rush ANG (1974) Assistant Adjutant General for Air, South Carolina; Commander, South Carolina Air National Guard
- Lt. Gen. Panumat Sivara (1975) Commandant of Royal Thai Army War College
- Maj. Gen. Steve Smith USA (1975) current Director for Cybersecurity (G-6), US Army General Staff
- Maj. Gen. Mike Regner USMC (1976) current director J-5, Combined Forces Command Korea and Commanding General, Marine Forces Korea; former Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
- RAdm Joe Kilkenny USN (1977) Commander, US Naval Education and Training Command
- Maj. Gen. Richard M. Lake USMC (1977) current Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Community Human Intelligence, CIA; former Assistant Commandant for Intelligence
- Air Vice Marshall Apisak Boonpuan (1977) Royal Thai Air Force
- Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger USA (1978) current Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan and Commander, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan; former US Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training; Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division and Joint Readiness Training Center
- Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter USA (1979) current Commanding General, Installation Management Command/Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management; former Commanding General NATO Training Mission, Iraq and US Army Infantry Center
- Maj. Gen William Crosby USA (1979) current Program Executive Officer, US Army Aviation
- Maj. Gen. Glenn Walters USMC (1979) current Commanding General, 2d Marine Air Wing (Forward), Afghanistan
- Maj. Gen. Frank McKenzie USMC (1979) current Director J-5, US Central Command
- Maj. Gen. Larry Nicholson USMC (1979) current Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; former Commanding General, Marine Forces Afghanistan
- B. Gen. Jim Lariviere USMCR (1979) current Commanding General, 4th Marine Division
- B. Gen. Chris Tucker USA (1979) current Commanding General, Security Assistance Command
- B. Gen. Lucas Polokowski USAR (1979) current Deputy Director J-8, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- B. Gen. Glenn Bramhall ARNG (1979) current Deputy Commanding General, 263d Air and Missile Defense Commmand
- Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth ARNG (1980) current Adjutant General of New Jersey
- Maj. Gen. Jim Boozer USA (1980) current Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe
- Maj. Gen. Charles Lyon USAF (1980) current Director of Operations, Air Combat Command; former Commander of Air Forces, Afghanistan and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- B. Gen. Wayne Brock USAR (1980) Commanding General, 335th Signal Command
- 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
- Maj. Gen. Charles Hudson USMC (1981) current Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command
- Lt. Gen. Hussein Al-Majali (1981) current Director of Jordan's Public Security Forces
- B. Gen. Pete Utley USA (1982) current Assistant Chief of Staff, US Army Training and Doctrine Command
- B. Gen. Scott West USAF (1982) current Deputy Director for Operations, Pacific Air Forces
- B. Gen. Eric Vollmecke ANG (1982) current Chief of Staff, West Virginia Air National Guard and Assistant to the Commander, Air National Guard
- Maj. Gen. John Cooper USAF (1983) current Director of Logistics, HQ US Air Force
- RAdm(LH) Anthony Giani USN (1984) current Commander, US Naval Forces Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia
- B. Gen Thomas James USA (1985) current Commandant, US Army Armor School
- Col. Randolph Bresnik USMC (1989) Graduate of "Top Gun" Fighter Weapons School; Graduate and Instructor, US Navy Test Pilot School; Mission Specialist on STS-129 space shuttle Atlantis in November, 2009. First graduate in space
- Capt. Greg McWherter USN (1990) Graduate and Instructor, "Top Gun" Fighter Weapons School; Commander of the Blue Angels 2008-2012
- 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.
- Alvah Chapman, Jr.(1942) CEO Knight-Ridder Newspapers
- 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.
- L. William Krause (1963) President, LWK Ventures; former Chairman/CEO 3Com Corp. Donated $2 Million to The Citadel to establish the Krause Initiative for Leadership.
- H. Stephen McManus (1964) CEO of Hardees
- LtGen John Sams (1967) Vice President, Boeing
- Richard R. Wackenhut (1969) CEO of Wackenhut Security, the worlds largest private security firm
- 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; 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) Director, United States Olympic Committee; Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, NCAA; Board of Directors, Baseball Hall of Fame; President of the International Baseball Federation; President, Atlanta Thrashers (NHL). Retired Air Force Brigadier General and combat fighter pilot in Vietnam
- Mike Bozeman (1967) Head Track Coach and Athletic Director at VMI; Brigadier General in US Army Reserve
- Ed Steers (1968) Head Wrestling Coach at William and Mary, East Carolina and West Point. Member of the New York Wrestling 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.
- Brian Baima (1973) Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year; wide receiver, Montreal Alouettes
- Richard Johnson (1976) Athletic Director, Wofford
- Brian Ruff (1977) 1st team AP 1-A All-American linebacker 1976; 2 time Southern Conference Player of the Year, 2 time Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year, 3 time All Southern Conference and lead team in tackles 4 consecutive years. Drafted by Baltimore Colts; first player to have jersey retired, member of Citadel and South Carolina Athletic Halls of Fame
- 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. Winningest coach in school history with 686 victories and 12 Conference Championships
- Tom Borelli (1979) Head Wrestling Coach at Central Michigan University, National Coach of the Year 1998
- 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. Head Coach at Morgan State University, Running Backs Coach Seattle Seahawks and Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs Coach Washington Redskins; current Head Coach of Southern University. One of only 6 Citadel players to have jersey retired, member of the 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
- Jeff Barkley (1982) - pitcher for the Cleveland Indians 1984-85; member, Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame
- Tim Jones (1983) infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals 1988-93
- 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
- Ed Conroy (1989) Head Basketball Coach at Tulane, former Head Coach of The Citadel
- Anthony Jenkins (1990) All-American baseball player and Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year; drafted by St. Louis Cardinals. Scored winning run against Cal State Fullerton in 1990 College World Series (The Citadel is the only military school ever to reach the college world series).
- Tony Skole (1991) Head Baseball Coach, East Tennessee State. Starter on baseball and football teams, played in College World Series and I-AA playoffs
- 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
- Gettys Glaze (1992) pitcher, Boston Red Sox organization; Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year; member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame
- 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
- Lance Cook (1992) defensive end, Saskatchewan Rough Riders 1992-93
- 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 as a rookie in SB XXXI, 1996
- Britt Reames (1996) Pitcher with St Louis Cardinals 2000, Montreal Expos 2001-03, Oakland Athletics 2005 and Pittsburgh Pirates 2006. Pitching Coach at Furman University
- Dallas McPherson (2001) 3rd Base Anaheim Angels 2004-06, Florida Marlins 2008 and Chicago White Sox 2011
- Cliff Washburn (2002) offensive tackle Chicago Bears 2003, 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) wide receiver and kick returner, Arizona Cardinals.
- Cortez Allen (2010) cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers
- 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 W. Croft (1865) S.C. State Representative 1882-83, 1901-02; State Senator 1883-1901; U.S. Congressman from the Second District of South Carolina 1903-04
- George W. Dargan (1865) S.C. State Representative 1877-80, U.S. Congressman from the Sixth District of South Carolina 1883-91
- George Johnstone (1865) U.S. Congressman from the third district of South Carolina 1891-93
- Joseph H. Earle (1866) S.C. State Representative 1878-82, State Senator 1882-86, Attorney General 1886-90, United States Senator 1897
- William E. Gonzales (1886) U.S. Ambassador to Cuba 1913–19 and Peru 1920–22
- Edward C. Mann (1901) U.S. Congressman from the eighth district of South Carolina 1919-21
- James H. Hammond (1907) member of SC State Senate and House of Representatives
- Gabriel H. Mahon (1911) U.S. Congressman from the fourth district of South Carolina 1936-39
- Charles E. Daniel (1918) United States Senator from South Carolina 1954
- Maurice G. Burnside (1924) U.S. Congressman from West Virginia 1949-53, 55-57
- Marvin Griffin (1929) Lt. Governor and Governor of Georgia 1948-59
- George B. Timmerman (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
- James Robert Mann (1941) State Representative 1948-52, U.S. Congressman from the fourth district of South Carolina 1969-79
- 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
- LtGen George Seignious (1942) Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1979-81; Delegate at Large for Arms Control 1981-84
- J. Paul Hammerschmidt (1942) U.S. Congressman from Arkansas 1967-93
- Harlan E. Mitchell (1943) U.S. Congressman from seventh district of Georgia 1957-60, Georgia State Senator 1960-62
- James Waddell (1944) S.C. State Representative 1954-58, S.C. State Senator 1960-92
- Burnett Maybank, Jr. (1945) Lt. Governor of South Carolina 1959-63
- Tim Valentine (1949) U.S. Congressman from the second district of North Carolina 1982-94
- Robert Scarborough (1950) S.C. State Representative 1963-68, S.C. State Senator 1969-72, S.C. Highway Commissioner 1973-78
- W. Brantley Harvey, Jr. (1951) S.C. State Representative 1958-74, Lt. Governor 1975-79
- Clyde Hagler (1953) Florida House of Representatives 1974-80
- Col. Robert Poydasheff (1954) Legislative Counsel to the Secretary of the Army, Legal Counsel to the Secretary of Defense, Mayor of Columbus, Georgia 2003-06
- 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 (1960) Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1991-93
- Harry "Buck" Limehouse (1960) South Carolina Secretary of Transportation 2007-11
- 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-present
- Evan S. Dobelle (1966) United States Chief of Protocol 1977-78, Massachusetts Commissioner of Environmental Management 1981-87
- LtGen Frank Libutti (1966) 1st New York City Deputy Police Commissioner for Counterterrorism 2001-03; Undersecretary, Department of Homeland Security 2003-05
- G. Richard Chamberlin (1968) Georgia House of Representatives 1978–82
- Steve Buyer (1980) U.S. Congressman from the fourth district of Indiana 1992-2010. Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall is named for him.
- Charles Sims Jr. (1980) Georgia House of Representatives 1996-present
- LtGen Hussein Al-Majali (1981) Jordanian Ambassador to Bahrain 2005-10
- Wallace Scarborough (1981) S.C. State Representative 2000-08
- J. Gresham Barrett (1983) S.C. State Representative 1996-2002, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina 2002-10
- Ellison Capers (1857) 1st President of Suwanee University; CSA Brigadier General and Episcopal Bishop
- Kenneth G. Matheson (1886) 3d President of Georgia Institute of Technology
- Henry S. Hartzog (1886) President of Clemson University and University of Arkansas
- Dr. Walter "Curley" Watson (1931) oldest living graduate and oldest practicing doctor in US at age 101
- A. Lee Chandler (1944) former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
- Calder Willingham (1944) novelist and Oscar nominee; screenplays included "The Bridge on the River Kwai", "Spartacus", "The Graduate" and "Little Big Man"
- Arland D. Williams, Jr. (1957) - saved five other passengers following the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 into the 14th Street Bridge and Potomac River in Washington, DC on January 13, 1982. Williams passed the lifeline lowered for him by a rescue helicopter to others, and died as a result. Posthumously awarded the Coast Guard Gold Lifesaving Medal by President Reagan, 14th Street Bridge over Potomac River named in his honor. (note - LtCol George Mattar (1963) also died in the Air Florida crash)
- Dr. Charles B. Hammond (1958) - President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, former chair of Ob-Gyn at Duke University Medical School
- Dr. John Palms (1958) President of Georgia State University and the University of South Carolina
- Evan Dobelle (1966) President, City College of San Francisco and The University of Hawaii
- William Trotter (1966) - mathematician, noted for having worked with Endre Szemerédi, Paul Erdős, Peter Winkler, and for the Szemerédi–Trotter theorem
- Pat Conroy (1967) best-selling author whose works include The Great Santini, The Water Is Wide, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South of Broad
- James O. Rigney, Jr. (1974) author (writing with pen names of Robert Jordan, Reagan O’Reilly, et al.) whose works include the best-selling The Wheel of Time series, The Fallon Blood and several Conan the Barbarian novels
- Dr. Chris Cates (1978) nationally renowned Cardiologist, Atlanta, GA
- Frances "Lu" Parker (1992-MAT) Miss USA, 1994
- Nancy Mace (1999) First female graduate and one of the first group of 4 female cadets to enter The Citadel in 1996, daughter of former Commandant of Cadets B. Gen. Emory Mace (1963)
- ^ "John Holliday Obituary". Columbia, SC, USA: The State Newspaper. 2000-10-22. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/HOLLIDAY/2000-10/0972233603.
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