Meet Lt. Col. Matt Slyder
Lt. Col. Matt Slyder, professor of military science and chair of the Military Science Department, assumed command of the Southern Guards ROTC Battalion for Wofford College in July 2021. Slyder is an engineer officer with over 24 years of U.S. Army service, including two deployments to Iraq and 33 awards for service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in geological engineering, and he is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Slyder is eager to teach 5-domain fitness to future officers as an Army Master Fitness trainer and CrossFit Level 2 trainer.
Meet Elizabeth Thomas ’21
Elizabeth Thomas was a Distinguished Military Graduate in the top 20% of cadets across the nation. She majored in sociology and anthropology. While at Wofford, Thomas was a recipient of Wofford’s Army ROTC merit scholarship. After graduation, she was commissioned into the U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps as a second lieutenant on active duty. Thomas also was the founding president of the Kappa chapter of Mu Beta Psi, a music service fraternity.