Richard DeKold (2020)
United States of America
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Richard DeKold is an Army Cadet at The Citadel where he majors in International Politics and Intelligence and Security Studies. Richard reformed the leadership development program at the Citadel as one of its top Cadet Commanders and pioneered interfaith dialogues on LGBT inclusion. He has interned for the Institute for the Study of War’s Afghanistan Project in D.C. and analyzed the security of Chinese investments in Qatar for the Pudong Institute in Shanghai. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Richard plans to serve as an Infantry Officer and identify areas for Sino-American security cooperation. Richard is 21 years old and from the United States.