Citadel: Why So Few Generals and No Medal of Honor Graduates?

Billyboy

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Just as the title asks. Prompted by recent posts here about an "alumni" awarded the CMH.
Just curious and no offense, but from El Cid grads, one would think the school is on par with A&M, VaTech, and VMI in terms of grads who attained active-duty 4 star General rank... and to have zero grads awarded the Medal of Honor, what's up with that?
 

Capt MJ

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I always like discussions involving the Medal of Honor, occasionally abbreviated as “MOH.”

There have been so few awarded compared to the millions who have served in uniform.

And fun fact: It is not the “Congressional Medal of Honor,” as many here already know, but simply the Medal of Honor. Congress created it, and also chartered the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, with the “Congressional” in its name relating to the charter.

Some good facts here:
 

VMI2017+3

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Just please lets not make this a pi**ing contest…that would never happen….😜
 
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“What’s up with that”

we had four in my unit that were awarded the MOH in VN. All KIA. Two for jumping on a frag.

sorry for the disappointment you are having about the lack of MOH for your school.
 

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And if this is not your school then I think this post makes you sound like a troll.
It is definitely not his school. Take a look at his posts - 90% of them are focused (negatively) on a single school.@Billyboy - small correction - Not sure what a CMH is. The correct designation is MOH - Medal of Honor. Pretty sad when you go out of your way to cast a negative light on one of our MOH recipients. Who cares how many MOH grads a specific school has - does it make that school any more significant? @Billyboy - VMI is a great school, so is The Citadel and all of the other SMCs. Instead of crawling out from under a rock every few months and throwing a "Citadel" grenade - give some constructive guidance for candidates considering VMI.

No idea how many Citadel graduates have become Generals. Last time I checked there was a pretty good one at the helm:
 
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Dadof2

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VMI is a great school, so is The Citadel and all of the other SMCs.

I don't get the bashing of other SMC's. Seems to be more common than SA's alum bashing each others SA's.

As EEBTTF stated, the SMC's are all great schools, but they are all bound to have some degree of problems and improvement opportunities. Further, an SMC that is the right choice for one person may not be the right SMC for another.
 
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