Medal of Honor recipient to share leadership skills during Clemson visit
CLEMSON — Retired Marine Major Gen. James Livingston will speak on leadership skills at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the David Peebles Room in the Hendrix Student Center at Clemson University.
Livingston was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1968 for heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He served on active duty in the Marine Corps for more than 33 years before retiring on Sept. 1, 1995. His last assignment was as commanding general of Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans, La.
Livingston was born on Jan. 12, 1940, in Towns, Ga. He graduated from Lumber City High School in 1957. He entered North Georgia College and State University (The Military College of Georgia) in 1957 and was a member of the school’s nationally recognized Corps of Cadets until he transferred to pursue a major that the school did not offer. In 1962, Livingston earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Auburn University. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in June 1962. Early assignments included service as a platoon commander, intelligence officer, and as a recruit training regiment series commander.