The Citadel Class of 2024 cadets sworn in as officers in the United States Armed Forces

The Citadel Class of 2024 cadets sworn in as officers in the United States Armed Forces

CHARLESTON, SC (05/06/2024)– The United States Armed Forces now have more than 140 new officers. Held on Friday, May 3, during a joint commissioning ceremony, approximately 30% of the Class of 2024 accepted commissions into the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force. This year’s joint ceremony was held in McAlister Field House.

The ceremony included the now-officers reciting their oath, as well as having gold bars pinned on their uniforms by their sponsors. Following the ceremony, the commissionees gathered on Summerall Field where they received their first salutes as officers.

The commencement ceremony for the Corps is held the day after the commissioning ceremonies. The following were sworn in as officers in the United States Armed Forces:

Ryan Duffelmeyer of Holmes, New York

Joseph Clement of Stormville, NY

About The Citadel

The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for young men and women focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. The approximately 2,300 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets are not required to serve in the military, but about one-third of each class earn commissions to become officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Citadel alumni have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers dozens of graduate degree, graduate certificate and evening undergraduate programs in the evening or online. The Citadel has been consecutively named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report for 13 years and No. 1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South for six years. Learn more about The Citadel here.

Author: Harlem Valley News