Education: The General

When General Charles P. Summerall took over the presidency of South Carolina's Military College (The Citadel) in 1932, there was not a soldier or cadet in the land who had not heard of him. Armed with his famed credo, the "artillery exists only to protect and support the infantry," he had commanded the Fifth Army Corps in World War I, later became chief of staff. The Citadel was honored to have such a man at its head—and the school was never to be quite the same again.

Over the years, the general boosted enrollments from 600 to more than 1,250, supervised every...

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