cadre

Upper-class cadets of high academic and military standing selected to train freshman cadet recruits. Collective noun, singular in usage but plural in function.

The cadre is responsible for training and motivating the incoming class.

college

The Citadel is a college, not a university or school. When referring to the institution as a college, the word should be lowercased. Even when referring specifically to The Citadel, do not capitalize. Treat the word “college” like any other noun that is not a proper name.

There are five schools in the college—the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, the Zucker Family School of Education, the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics.

company

Unit of affiliation; cadets are assigned to one of 20 companies housed in five battalions (or barracks).

  • First Battalion (Murray Barracks)
    • Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta Companies
  • Second Battalion (Padgett-Thomas Barracks)
    • Echo, F-Troop, Golf, Hotel, and Band Companies
  • Third Battalion (Law Barracks)
    • India, Kilo, Lima, and Mike Companies
  • Fourth Battalion (Watts Barracks)
    • November, Oscar, Romeo, and Tango Companies
  • Fifth Battalion (Stevens Barracks)
    • Palmetto Battery; Papa, Sierra, and Victor Companies

Capitalize only when referring to specific cadet companies:

  • Each cadet company is assigned a TAC officer.
  • The commander of Charlie Company is from Sumter, S.C.