ROTC to Host Annual Hall of Fame Induction and Military Ball

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – SC State University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program will acknowledge the military achievements of four of its esteemed alumni at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The program will be held on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. in the Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Recital Hall on the campus of SC State University.

The celebration of military excellence will continue Friday evening with another annual event, the Military Ball. This event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Kirkland W. Green Student Center.

Brig. Gen. Milford “Beags” Beagle Jr.The alumni whom the Bulldog Battalion will induct into its Hall of Fame on Friday morning are: honorary inductee, the late Charles Johnson Sr., Col. Thomas Hundley, retired Lt. Col. Heyward Stackhouse and Brig. Gen. Milford “Beags” Beagle.

The late Charles Johnson Sr. is ROTC’s honorary Hall of Fame inductee. He dedicated his life to serving in the communities and public schools of South Carolina as an educator, administrator and mentor. He also served as the dean of Student Affairs at Claflin University and was instrumental in the development of the ROTC Cross Enrollment Program between Claflin and SC State.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in vocational agriculture education in 1954 and a Master of Education in counseling in 1968, from SC State. Additionally, he received numerous certifications from several institutions, including the University of South Carolina, Norfolk State University and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Johnson served in the U.S. Navy for nine years, before his honorable discharge. A veteran of the Korean War, he held several administrative and key personnel positions while in the military. His military awards include the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and National Defense Medal. He also received numerous professional and civic awards, including the Outstanding Service Award from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School and the Certificate of Leadership and Achievement from the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce.

Brig. Gen. Milford “Beags” Beagle Jr.He is survived by his wife, Dr. Vermelle Jamison Johnson, and two children, Dr. Temple Johnson Robinson and Charles H. Johnson Jr.

Col. Hundley, ’93, is currently a U.S. Army assistant chief of staff for Logistics. Previously, he served as a deputy surgeon and director of Logistics. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from SC State and a Master of Science in logistics from the Florida Institute of Technology.

He completed multiple combat tours during the War on Terrorism and served during Operation Freedom Sentinel in Kuwait. He received several awards, including the Bronze Star and Expert Field Medical Badge. Additionally, he was inducted into the Army Medical Department Regiment’s Order of Medical Military Merit in 2011.

Brig. Gen. Milford “Beags” Beagle Jr.Hundley is the published author of the highly requested book, “Fit for the King: God’s Plan for Weight Loss and Total Health,” and the father of two girls, Peyton and Erin. Retired Lt. Col. Stackhouse, ’87, earned a Bachelor of Science in professional biology from SC State. He also earned a Master of Science in human resources management from Troy University. He currently serves as the deputy director of Human Resources for the Internal Revenue Service’s Return Preparer Office in Washington, D.C.

After serving 27 years in the U.S. Army, Stackhouse retired in 2010. He held several command and senior staff positions and completed assignments at SC State University, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Fort McClellan, Alabama, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Germany and South Korea.

In addition to earning several civilian performance awards, he received numerous military awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit and Humanitarian Service Medal. Stackhouse is married to the former Millicent McKenney, who is also a graduate of SC State. They have two daughters, SC State alumna, Zuri Peterson, and Zoel Stackhouse, a 2017 Clemson University graduate. They are the proud grandparents of Darius F. Peterson III.

Brig. Gen. Milford “Beags” Beagle Jr.Brig. Gen. Beagle received his bachelor’s degree from SC State in 1990 and currently serves as the deputy commanding general of Support at Fort Drum, New York. He holds master’s degrees from Kansas State University and the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He has served in combat during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as an operations officer and an advisor for NATO. His career assignments have spanned across the globe, from Hawaii to South Korea. Previously, he served as the executive officer to the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Daniel Allyn.

Beagle received various awards and decorations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and Pathfinder Badge.

For more information, contact retired Lt. Col. Anthony Watson at (803) 533- 3604 or