The campaign cadets program links campaigns throughout the nation with well-trained cadets to go be volunteer leaders in a campaign.
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The Citadel Republicans
The Citadel Republican Society participates in various community projects each year, including Adopt-A-Highway, mentoring, non-partisan poll watching and the 9/11 Never Forget project.
Meet The Team
Benjamin Gilman was born and raised in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. He is a sophomore at The Citadel where he is pursuing a degree in intelligence and security studies and serves as Executive Director of The Citadel Republican Society. Gilman's focus is on keeping South Carolina red by supporting Republican candidates in local, and federal elections. His devotion to South Carolina Republican politics is made evident through the time he spent working for
prominent Republicans such as Nancy Mace, Lindsey Graham, Tom Davis, Chip Campsen,
Larry Grooms, and others. Gilman’s political work resulted in the development of professional
skills such as: Grassroots organizing, voter mobilization, and campaign management.
Jackson Turner, born in Nashville, Tennessee, is a Republican, a patriot, and is currently serving as the Vice President of Membership for The Citadel Republican Society. He’s extremely driven in his pursuit of a better community and will stop at nothing to fix any problems that are within his reach. When it comes to politics, Jackson does not compromise easily, as he is led by a strong moral compass. He spends the majority of his free time reading, volunteering, and fencing. A Cyber Operations major, Jackson plans to be commissioned into the Army and hopefully move into politics afterward. He is a proud member of The Citadel Republican Society and an even prouder citizen of the greatest country in the world—The United States of America.
Anthony PellegriniChief of Staff
Anthony “Tony” Pellegrini is the Chief of Staff for The Citadel Republican Society. He is 18 years old and is a sophomore majoring in Social Studies Education. He is from the small town of Florida, NY and is a devout Catholic. He enjoys teaching Taekwondo and hunting. He plans on following in the footsteps of his parents and going into the law enforcement field after graduation. Coming from a heavily liberal state he wants to make sure that the disastrous policies of that state do not spread throughout the country. Tony is ready to do his part and lead America in the “Right” direction!
Election Task Force
How It Works:
- Cadets are trained throughout the year in particular areas of campaign management, complimented by their strict work ethic and desire to lead – Campaign Cadet are valuable tools that are sought after by campaigns that need leadership in a particular area.
- The campaign submits a request for a cadet(s) in a particular field.
- If the application is accepted a cadet is assigned to the particular campaign and sent to work.
The Citadel Republican Society has cadets trained in the following areas:
- Get Out the Vote Effort
- 72 Hour Task-force
- Door to Door Organization
- Online and Spread the Word Efforts
If necessary, campaigns are excepted to help cadets find housing in the area and if possible some sort of support for expenses.