CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Navy Captain Eugene F. Paluso, will be the new commandant for the S.C. Corps of Cadet s at The Citadel. The commandant of cadets is a vice presidential position responsible for the command and oversight of the 2,300-member Corps of Cadets. Paluso graduated from The Citadel in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. He is currently a U.S. Navy SEAL officer on active duty as the commander of the Naval Special Warfare Group Three at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The group consists of 700 specialized SEAL and fleet personnel. Paluso will retire from the Navy after serving for approximately 25 years, before taking his post as Commandant at The Citadel.