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Corps Leadership

Cadet Rank

From 1892-1937 cadet commissioned officers were selected from the senior class, sergeants from the junior class, and corporals from the sophomore class. In the 1937-38 session commissioned officers and sergeants were appointed from the senior class and corporals from the junior class. Since 1938 commissioned officers and sergeants have been appointed from the senior class, corporals from the junior class, and first-class privates from the sophomore class. The lance corporal rank, established in 1966 to recognize outstanding sophomore cadets who had already attained private first-class rank, is no longer bestowed.

Corps Adjutants

In the early years, rather than a regimental commander, corps adjutants assisted the commandant, who was the active commander of the corps. Those adjutants, listed below by the calendar year in which they served the major portion of their duties, were not necessarily the highest-ranking cadets.

  • 1872-74 Millard F. Brown
  • 1875-76 P. Meriwether Fry
  • 1877 Archie R. Heflin
  • 1878-79 John W. Boswell
  • 1882 William J. Kendall
  • 1883 James H. Lackey
  • 1884 Stafford G. Cooke
  • 1885 Arthur J. Grymes
  • 1887 J. H. Cox
  • 1888 C. T. Peck
  • 1889 H. T. Turner
  • 1890 H. E. Wilson
  • 1891 J. C. Brooke
  • 1892 John W. Stull
  • 1893 Robert E. Wright
  • 1894 Woodson P. Waddy

Regimental Commanders

The first overall commander of the corps of cadets was appointed in 1895. Since that time, the regimental commander’s rank has been first lieutenant, captain, major, or colonel. Regimental commanders from 1895-1999 are listed below by the year in which they began serving. Beginning in 2000, two regimental commanders were selected, one in the fall and one in the spring. Beginning in 2000-01, the two regimental commanders are listed by the academic year in which they served.

  • 1895 Woodson P. Waddy
  • 1896 O. M. Stull
  • 1897 Lawrence Priddy
  • 1898 H. A. Wise
  • 1899 G. W. Hutchinson
  • 1900 E. P. Waller
  • 1901 M. W. Davidson
  • 1902 H. L. Davidson
  • 1903 C. C. Osterbind
  • 1904 H. H. Gary
  • 1905 C. K. Hildebrand
  • 1906 R. R. Henley
  • 1907 W. P. Boatwright
  • 1908 G. L. Parsons
  • 1909 D. D. Martin
  • 1910 L. V. Sutton
  • 1911 E. E. Stafford
  • 1912 W. J. Liipfert
  • 1913 W. R. Legge
  • 1914 W. G. Wysor
  • 1915 William H. Byrne
  • 1916 T. D. McGinnis
  • 1917 H. E. Keller
  • 1918 E. S. Smithson
  • 1919 A. W. Fairer Jr.
  • 1920,W. M. Pierce
  • 1921 C. B. Davis
  • 1922 J. E. Catlin
  • 1923 Lewis A. Hester
  • 1924 H. W. Butler
  • 1925 Byron B. Morton
  • 1926 W. T. Hartman Jr.
  • 1927 H. H. Harper
  • 1928 W. C. Hudgins
  • 1929 T. R. Leadbeater
  • 1930 H. T. Strong
  • 1931 M. A. Owens
  • 1932 G. E. Snider
  • 1933 E. R. Hoehl
  • 1934 L. D. Simmons
  • 1935 G. W. Wildes
  • 1936 S. B. Wist
  • 1937 H. Atkinson
  • 1938 Z. W. Chewning
  • 1939 D. W. Glenn
  • 1940 S. E. Bonsack III
  • 1941 L. C. Tait
  • 1942 F. P. Payne
  • 1943 J. R. Cawthon (part of year) and W. R. Hencke (part of year)
  • 1944 H. K. Ellett (spring), J. B. Jones (summer-fall)
  • 1945 C. L. Dorsey
  • 1946 A. C. J. McLaughlin
  • 1947 S. H. Wilson
  • 1948 Rolfe Robertson
  • 1949 E. G. Glenn
  • 1950 F. G. Thomas Jr.
  • 1951 C. J. Umphlitt
  • 1952 D. M. Rainey
  • 1953 Beverly S. Parrish
  • 1954 W. A. Rose Jr.
  • 1955 L. Preston Wade
  • 1956 T. T. Thompson
  • 1957 C. E. Combs
  • 1958,W. K. Barlow
  • 1959 D. L. Show
  • 1960 Daniel W. Bird Jr.
  • 1961 W. H. Hartt III
  • 1962 G. L. Zuidema
  • 1963 David E. Lowe
  • 1964 Robert E. Russell
  • 1965 James H. Powell
  • 1966 Lewis R. Dixon
  • 1967 Randy W. Sinclair
  • 1968 Ralph W. Mullins Jr.
  • 1969 Robert G. Powell
  • 1970 John K. Janney
  • 1971 Alan N. Stager
  • 1972 Phillip T. Hearne
  • 1973 Tommy K. Hill
  • 1974 George E. Welch
  • 1975 Douglas V. Call
  • 1976 Eric A. Windmuller II
  • 1977 Albert H. Poole
  • 1978 Malcolm D. Tignor Jr.
  • 1979 Dale E. Rodeheaver Jr.
  • 1980 Stephen J. Marksteiner
  • 1981 Jay M. Jacobsmeyer
  • 1982 Greg D. Hamilton
  • 1983 Frank E. Fields Jr.
  • 1984 Arthur T. Hart
  • 1985 Joseph P. Moore
  • 1986 Derek A. Jeffries
  • 1987 Steve Smith
  • 1988 Denise A. Shuster
  • 1989 William M. Meyer
  • 1990 Eric S. Dorminey
  • 1991 Mark Stillwagon
  • 1992 Lee Rice
  • 1993 Robert E. Goodson Jr.
  • 1994 Milton G. Bartley
  • 1995 Jon D. Griese
  • 1996 Jason M. Sawyer
  • 1997 Leith A. Ames
  • 1998 Philip M. Forbes, James Von St. Paul
  • 1999 Carolyn Hagg
  • 2000-01 Adam W. Mullinax (fall), Jamie Sullivan (spring)
  • 2001-02 Peter C. Norsky (fall); Tim Hish (spring)
  • 2002-03 Kevin Eley (fall); Adam Hoffman (spring)
  • 2003-04 Daniel R. Richardson (fall); Robert O’Heney (spring)
  • 2004-05 Michael Rhoads (fall); George H. Delong (spring)
  • 2005-06 Christina Royal (fall), Phillip Schupp (spring)
  • 2006-07 Rob Dalton (fall), Andrew Archut (spring)
  • 2007-08 Michael T. Raines (fall), Dustin Siddle (spring)
  • 2008-09 Adnan Barqawi (fall), P. C. Gaddis (spring)
  • 2009-10 John Steger (fall), Peter Laclede (spring)
  • 2010-11 Micah Hafich (fall), Ryan Anderson (spring)
  • 2011-12 Miles Sonntag (fall), Amanda McGrath (spring)
  • 2012-13 Kareim S. Oliphant (fall), Cole Freeman (spring)
  • 2013-14 Peter Nettekoven (fall), Jordan Disney (spring)
  • 2014-15 Andrew George (fall), Austin Dickey (spring)
  • 2015-16 Samantha Reed (fall), Anthony Carella (spring)
  • 2016-17 Mike Schoka (fall), Bridger Johnson (spring)

Corps Political Structure

The first political (legislative) organization of the corps came with the adoption of a constitution in June 1908. Cadets and civilians united under a single constitution on April 19, 1966, forming a Unified Student Body (now the Student Government Association), which nullified the cadet constitution. See Student Government Association

Corps Presidents—The first president of the corps of cadets was elected for the 1908-09 session; the last was elected for the 1963-64 session. The president’s main function was to serve as chair of the cadet senate. The presidents, listed by the year in which they served most of their office, were the following:

  • 1909 W. B. Martin
  • 1910 O. M. Bishop
  • 1911 J. M. Morris
  • 1912 E. C. Heckman
  • 1913 W. R. Legge
  • 1914 W. G. Wysor
  • 1915 R. J. MacGregor
  • 1916 T. F. Clemmer
  • 1917 A. B. Moore
  • 1918 B. T. Cocke
  • 1919 C. E. Whitmore.
  • 1920 W. A. McBurney
  • 1921 C. B. Davis
  • 1922 E. R. Lusk
  • 1923 E. D. Gregory
  • 1924 B. L. Hurst
  • 1925 W. H. Jackson
  • 1926 E. R. Gaines
  • 1927 P. S. Dear
  • 1928 J. S. Moss
  • 1929 J. B. McArthur
  • 1930 T. Stark Jr.
  • 1931 H. V. Hooper
  • 1932 S. E. Hardwick
  • 1933 W. S. Moffett
  • 1934 L. D. Simmons
  • 1935 G. W. Wildes
  • 1936 J. B. Van Dyck
  • 1937 W. H. Ruby Jr.
  • 1938 L. A. Vecellio
  • 1939 J. R. Belcher.
  • 1940 C. H. Faison Jr.
  • 1941 C. S. Brown
  • 1942 E. H. Dance
  • 1943 J. E. Catlin (part) and R. L. Arnold (part)
  • 1944 C. C. Kraft (part) and A. B. Greenlee (part)
  • 1945 B. P. Brown
  • 1946 G. A. Main Jr.
  • 1947 R. M. Dunton (part) and L. M. Robinette (part)
  • 1948 J. P. Gilman
  • 1949 T. G. Plummer
  • 1950 R. B. Malcolm
  • 1951 P. L. Akers
  • 1952 D. G. Sutherland
  • 1953 C. H. Jennings
  • 1954 F. B. Fuller Jr.
  • 1955 R. H. Giles Jr.
  • 1956 D. D. Eden
  • 1957 J. C. South Jr.
  • 1958 C. D. Quillen Jr.
  • 1959 D. C. Morrison
  • 1960 C. C. Barkley
  • 1961 J. P. Arthur
  • 1962 N. A. Rowland
  • 1963 T. C. Young
  • 1964 L. N. Garrette Jr.
  • T. W. Otto chaired the cadet senate during 1964-65 but did not have the title of president.

Commandant of Cadets

Except for a period in 1879-81, a commandant has been over the corps of cadets since 1872, with two of them serving two non-consecutive terms. In 1966 the post began reporting to the dean of students. It has reported to the vice president for student affairs since 1968 when the first vice president for student affairs was named. Commandants:

  • 1872-79 Gen. J. H. Lane,
  • July 1, 1879-1881 vacant
  • 1881-85 Col. W. B. Preston
  • 1885-87 Lt. J. C. Gresham
  • 1887 Col. W. B. Preston
  • 1887-90 Lt. J. T. Knight,
  • 1890-94 Lt. J. A. Harman
  • 1895-98 Lt. David C. Shanks
  • 1898-1901 Prof. A. T. Finch
  • 1901-06 Prof. J. S. A. Johnson
  • 1906-09 Capt. G. H. Jameson
  • 1909-11 Capt. E. R. Dashiell
  • 1911-14 Lt. J. F. Ware
  • 1914-17 Lt. S. W. Anding
  • 1917 Capt. C. C. Carson
  • 1917-18 Maj. W. P. Stone
  • 1918-19 Maj. J. C. Skuse
  • 1919-20 Maj. C. C. Carson
  • 1920-24 Maj. F. E. Williford
  • 1924-29 Maj. W. R. Nichols
  • 1929-35 Lt. Col. J. B. Maynard
  • 1935-38 Lt. Col. C. H. Tenney
  • 1938-42 Col. J. H. Cochran
  • 1942-45 Col. R. W. Wilson
  • 1945-46 Col. George Henderson
  • 1946-51 Col. T. M. Munford
  • 1951-52 Col. W. B. Merritt
  • 1952-61 Maj. Gen. J. M. Devine
  • 1961-67 Brig. Gen. M. W. Schewe
  • 1967-72 Maj. Gen. F. T. Pachler
  • 1972-73 Brig. Gen. David S. Henderson
  • 1973-80 Brig. Gen. Earl C. Acuff
  • 1980-89 Lt. Gen. Howard M. Lane
  • 1989-1999 Maj. Gen. Stanton R. Musser
  • 1999-2011 Maj. Gen. Jerrold P. Allen
  • 2011-current Major General Randal D. Fullhart