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Moser earns leadership position in Citadel corps

Posted: August 26, 2011 4:03 p.m.
Updated: August 29, 2011 5:00 a.m.
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Matthew Moser

When classes at The Citadel in Charleston began last week, one Camden cadet had all ready been on campus since Aug. 1 -- in leadership training.

Matthew Moser was tapped as commander of Foxtrot Company -- and awarded the cadet rank of captain -- by Commandant of Cadets Col. Leo Mercado for the 2011-2012 academic year. He is responsible for the command and control of the rifle company.

Moser is also the commander of the 2012 Summerall Guards, the silent precision drill platoon. Members are chosen for their physical stamina and drill proficiency. Membership is considered a high honor by cadets at the military college.

The platoon was created in 1932 and named for Gen. Charles P. Summerall, former chief of staff of the U.S. Army and president of The Citadel from 1931 until 1953. Its purpose is to exemplify -- through a unique series of movements based on the old German close order drill and performed to a silent count -- the exactness and thoroughness with which The Citadel cadets are trained. Members come from nearly every company in the corps.

Moser’s parents are Cynthia Davis of Camden and William M. Moser of Lexington.

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