Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., a graduate of the Citadel, gave the orders to storm the compound where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed. He was promoted to four-star general in March and gave the mission a green light from his headquarters in Tampa. McKenzie was commissioned into the Marine Corps after graduating from the military college located in Charleston, SC. His absence from a reunion event on campus last weekend that McKenzie was originally going to attend now makes sense.
January 20, 2020