Leonard H. (Budgie) Broome, '57
Candidate for Alumni Member, The Citadel Board of Visitors
EDUCATION: BS, Business Administration, The Citadel, 1957; Transportation Officer Basic Course, Fort Eustis, VA, 1957; Sears Management Training, Charlotte, NC
CITADEL ACTIVITIES: Cadet Activities: Cadet Captain; Company Commander; Captain Citadel football team; Gold Stars; Economics Honor Society; Staff Sgt., Battalion Supply Officer; Corporal, Co. Guidon Bearer; Training Cadre 3, 2, & l; Distinguished Military Student and Graduate; Who’s Who Among Students; Senior Superlative - voted by class Most Versatile; held six single season football team records on offense & defense-total offense rushing, yards per carry (7.0), scoring, kickoff returns, interceptions and punt returns (17.6) still the school record; Block “C” Club; lettered in baseball one year & football three years. Alumni Involvement: Currently in third term Board of Directors, The Citadel Alumni Association; Life Member, CAA; Board of Directors, Greenwood Citadel Club; President of the Greater Greenwood Citadel Club 2006 - 2008; Past Director of The Brigadier Club; The Citadel Foundation; Golden Supporter in the restoration of the Carillon Bell Tower; Brigadier Foundation, President’s Club; Supporter, contributor at Annual Legislative Barbecue; Member of The Citadel Football Association; Holder of two PSL season stadium seats and season ticket holder; Member of Corps of Cadets Citadel Volunteers; Solicited membership and contributions to The Brigadier Foundation for over 35 years; Host annual picnic for families of area alumni, cadets & new cadets entering The Citadel; Hosted the Annual Greenwood Citadel Club’s Coaches Visitation meeting 2005 - 2008, hosted 2007 annual formal Taps.
OCCUPATION: Sears, Roebuck and Co. - Retired with 37 years in corporate management; currently managing personal real estate holdings & securities
MILITARY SERVICE: US Army Transportation Corps; 10 years Active and Ready Reserve; Battalion Adj./Detachment Commander Truck Company, Charlotte, NC 1059-1963; Captain & Co. Commander, Stevedore Company, Lakeland, FL 1964-1967
MEMBERSHIPS & OFFICES HELD: United Methodist Church; Military Officers Association of America; Juvenile Council; Boy Scouts of America; Junior Achievement; The United Way; Methodist Youth Fellowship; Association of Methodist Men; Member, Committee Chairman & Assistant Scout Master, Merit badge counselor, Boy Scouts of America; League Chairman & Coach for Little League Ball; Young Life; Methodist Youth Fellowship Leader; Junior Achievement Leader; Deacon and Ambassador At Large, Clarkston United Methodist Church; Missions Committee at St. Mark United Methodist Church.
AWARDS & HONORS: Eagle Scout, BSA; Played in NC Shrine Bowl; MVP, SC All Star game; four years football scholarship to The Citadel; The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame; Greenwood Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame; Sears Management & Service Awards
MARITAL STATUS: Married to former Ann Long of Greenwood; Three children, Chris, GA Tech ’80; Mike, The Citadel ’83; & Lisa Yarbrough, GA Southern, ‘85; eight grandchildren
CANDIDATE’S STATEMENT: I bring to the table 37 years experience in corporate management. Serving three years on CAA Board of Directors, I have attended every meeting and home football games. Being on campus at least 30 days a year, I am aware of issues facing The Citadel. I believe in high standards of discipline, integrity, character and honor—the same as those advocated by our own “living legend“, Harvey Dick, and our beloved, deceased Nugent Courvoisie. I support General Rosa’s challenges to guide and move our great institution forward.