This week, students at Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, and Spring Hill High Schools had the opportunity to meet with Midshipman 1/C Colin Creighton to discuss the process and requirements for admission to the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD. At Chapin high school, Creighton was joined by Midshipmen 1/C
Army veteran, former State Guard commander addresses Midlands-area universities By Alex Junes-Ward Maj. General (Ret.) Tom Mullikin, former commanding general of the S.C. State Guard and a veteran U.S. Army officer, spoke to audiences at both Columbia International University (CIU) and the University of South Carolina (USC) as part of
Discussions range from family to recruiting to fitness By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott welcomed Brig. General Jason E. Kelly, U.S. Army, to Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) headquarters in Columbia for an informal meeting between the two senior chiefs, Tuesday, Oct. 25. Among the discussion
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presents decorationBy Alex Junes-Ward Dr. Tom Mullikin, a former U.S. Army officer and retired commander of the S.C. State Guard, was presented the Order of Saint Maurice (OSM) during ceremonies at the Governor’s office, S.C. State House, Thursday, Sept. 1. A National Infantry award, the
Dutch Fork High School senior Eva Raye was selected as the top cadet at the JROTC summer Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) at The Citadel. Raye was selected as Wing Commander for 330 cadets during the training, the highest level of responsibility that a cadet can obtain during their JROTC career.
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, a professor at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, received a surprise recognition – coinciding with his being named military VETERAN OF THE WEEK by the S.C. Department of Veterans Affairs (SCDVA) – Tuesday, April
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Lieutenant General Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), was the keynote speaker at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Fort Jackson-Palmetto State chapter’s monthly luncheon, March 8. Gervais addressed the all-volunteer
Ryan Hadley of Chapin, South Carolina is one of the more than 70 cadets at The Citadel who now know what branch of the Army they will enter after graduation. The soon-to-be Army officers received their branch assignments during a ceremony on Dec. 1 in Summerall Chapel. “Branching Intelligence is
VA benefits counseling available The Department of Veterans Affairs Columbia Regional Office Columbia Regional Office Home (va.gov) is encouraging the public to take advantage of all opportunities to speak with a Veterans Benefits Administration counselor either over the phone or in person. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed to include wearing
Event to raise money in support of Army-honoring park and visitor venues on Fort Jackson By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The GATEWAY TO THE ARMY ASSOCIATION – a non-profit organization with a mission of designing, funding, and building Fort Jackson’s “Centennial Park” – hosted its second annual Centennial Park Fundraiser, Nov.