When General Glenn Walters arrived at The Citadel in August 1975, he was a 128-pound high school graduate. When he graduated four years later, he weighed 170 pounds and had a U.S. Marine Corps commission and a degree in Electrical Engineering. “My memories of The Citadel,” he said, “are the regimentation, the fourth-class system, my classmates, learning what it means to be resilient… What The Citadel teaches you is that whatever you want to do is attainable.” Walters’ career with the Marine Corps led him around the country and the world, where he flew Cobras and V-22s and became widely known as a thoughtful, well-respected officer. In October 2018, Walters returned to the college that launched his career and instilled in him a lifelong love of learning.
We are pleased to present images and artifacts from Walters’ life, from his early years in Cyprus and his illustrious career in the Marine Corps to his return to his alma mater as the 20th president.