Meet the South Carolina Corps of Cadets leadership for 2024-25

Commandant of Cadets announces new leadership for upcoming academic year.

As the Class of 2024 prepares to join The Citadel’s Long Gray Line, the newest cadet leadership for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets is preparing to take over. To earn their positions for next year, these cadet leaders went through a series of rank board engagements, performance reviews and interviews.

The Citadel continues the tradition of developing principled leaders through a 24/7 military structure on campus, positioning cadets to run the Corps by earning increasing rank throughout their time at The Citadel. Rank holders acquire real leadership experience in these roles, by making decisions that contribute to the academic, physical fitness, military training and overall success of the Corps.

The new cadet leadership was announced by The Citadel Commandant of Cadets Col. Thomas Gordon, USMC (Ret.), ’91, during a gathering in Jenkins Hall on March 6.

“Your ability to command here, in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, and your authority to lead your peers, is derived from your moral authority. It is your personal credibility which will allow you to be successful or not with your peers. Be an example to emulate. The Corps will lead the Corps,” said The Citadel Commandant of Cadets Col. Thomas Gordon, USMC (Ret.), ’91, when announcing next year’s leadership.

The top-ranking cadets for the Class of 2025 will include:

Regimental Commander – Sam Wilson

Major – History

Hometown – Carlisle, Iowa

Deputy Regimental Commander – Abigail Sitarik

Major – History

Hometown – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Regimental Executive Officer (XO) – Conor Rom

Major – Accounting

Hometown – Elgin, South Carolina

Regimental Academic Officer – Natalie Mullen

Major – Psychology

Hometown – Columbus, Georgia

Honor Board Chair – Grant Kidner

Major – Construction Engineering

Hometown – Dover, Delaware

1st Battalion Commander – Carolyn Staples

Major – Mechanical Engineering

Hometown – Charleston, South Carolina

2nd Battalion Commander – Andrew Palmer

Major – Political Science

Hometown – Alexandria, Virginia

3rd Battalion Commander – Keshawn Pitts-Bermudez

Major – Political Science

Hometown – Stockbridge, Georgia

4th Battalion Commander – Madison Henning

Major – Political Science

Hometown – Greer, South Carolina

5th Battalion Commander – Matthew Beckham

Major – Electrical Engineering

Hometown – Jacksonville, Florida

Regimental Cadet Sergeant Major – Lucy McArthur

Major – Intelligence and Security Studies

Hometown – Somerset, Kentucky

The regimental staff will lead approximately 80 cadet officers in the command of the Corps’ five battalions and 21 companies during the next academic year, with positions ranging from battalion sergeant majors to company first sergeants.

1st Battalion

1st Battalion Commander – Carolyn Staples (see above)
A Company Commander – Elliott Cont. Chemistry. Spartanburg, South Carolina.
B Company Commander – John Cappello. Intelligence and Security Studies. Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
C Company Commander – George Honiotes. Cyber Operations. Hartwell, Georgia.
D Company Commander – Tyler Furches. Computer Science. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

2nd Battalion

2nd Battalion Commander – Andrew Palmer (see above)
E Company Commander – Lauren McDonald. Mechanical Engineering. Cumming, Georgia.
F Company Commander – Gage Timberlake. Criminal Justice. Ocoee, Florida.
G Company Commander – Brennan Conway. Biology. Nolensville, Tennessee.
H Company Commander – Patrick Kenny. Political Science. Monument, Colorado.
Band Company Commander – Cooper Morse. Intelligence and Security Studies. Culpeper, Virginia.

3rd Battalion

3rd Battalion Commander – Keshawn Pitts-Bermudez (see above)
I Company Commander – Jack Fawcett. Political Science. Brightwaters, New York.
K Company Commander – William Lupton. Criminal Justice. Awendaw, South Carolina.
L Company Commander – Abigail Kanewske. Intelligence and Security Studies. Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
M Company Commander – Brayden Shirley. Accounting. Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

4th Battalion

4th Battalion Commander – Madison Henning (see above)
N Company Commander – Madison Matos. Computer Science. Joppa, Maryland.
O Company Commander – Chadwick Johnson. Political Science. Spartanburg, South Carolina.
R Company Commander – Paul Maskery. Civil Engineering.
T Company Commander – Andrew Dezelle. Mechanical Engineering. Goose Creek, South Carolina.

5th Battalion

5th Battalion Commander – Matthew Beckham (see above)
P Company Commander – Benjamin Peck. Finance, Business Administration. Simpsonville, South Carolina.
S Company Commander – Sophia Woody. Mechanical Engineering. Greenville, South Carolina.
V Company Commander – Harrison Duncan. Management, Business Administration. Roswell, Georgia.
Palmetto Battery Commander – Thomas Johnson. Mechanical Engineering. Macon, Georgia.

Cadets selected for additional positions within Regimental Staff, listed below, will be added at a future date.

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