Captain Milton W. Troy, III : From Mullins to Morehouse
Updated: Oct 1, 2020
Captain Milton W. Troy, III
United States Navy
Commanding Officer of Center for Service Support:
Captain Troy is a native of Mullins, South Carolina and a graduate of Mullins High School. He received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in May of 1995. While at Morehouse, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Terry College of Business located at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia as well as a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionally, he received Executive Education from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The life of a Morehouse College student
Morehouse is a private men's college located in Atlanta, Georgia. It's a member of the Atlanta University Center and a historically black higher institution. Since 1867, Morehouse College has been the alma mater of many memorable historical figures, with Martin Luther King Jr atop the list. Nowadays, it is the largest men's liberal arts college in the United States.
We recently had the honor of having former Morehouse alumnus and U.S. Navy Supply Corps Captain Milton W. Troy, III as a virtual guest speaker. Captain Troy shared the highlights of his experience at Morehouse and told us how his years as a student helped him become the person he is today.
"If you desire an education deeply rooted in producing positive, well-rounded leaders across all fields of study that are grounded in uncompromising moral standards for the sole purpose of uplifting the community ... then and only then should you consider admission into Morehouse,"
"If you desire an education deeply rooted in producing positive, well-rounded leaders across all fields of study that are grounded in uncompromising moral standards for the sole purpose of uplifting the community ... then and only then should you consider admission into Morehouse," said Milton. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a scholarship from the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC ) from Morehouse.
For Captain Troy, to say Morehouse College is "unique" would be an understatement. In his view, a young man’s experience at "The House" (as students often refer to the institution) will prove essential to his future professional success and commitment to society. He comments that the standard of excellence Morehouse students receive in all engagements builds upon their foundational confidence they come with as freshmen.
When asked about his best experience as a student, Captain Troy could not pinpoint an exact moment. However, he defined his best experience as the motivation that characterized him daily while he was a student. “Nothing is more motivating than the pursuit of excellence, which culminates on graduation day,” he stated. To him, going to Morehouse meant not only obtaining a degree but also preparing to face challenges that would enable him to make an impact on the world.
Nevertheless, he remembers his worst day at Morehouse as if it had been yesterday. On April 29, 1992, the police officers who beat Rodney King were given the "not guilty" verdict. The social unrest that followed resulted in the Atlanta Police Department firing tear gas on the college campus. However, Captain Troy highlights how Morehouse’s students stepped up to take a stand like they had always done throughout their history.
For those young people interested in Morehouse College, Captain Troy has the following advice: “Ask yourself what is more important; a degree or to hold the title of “Morehouse Man?” Many institutions meet the minimum requirements to offer a bachelor’s degree; however, in his view, the leadership skills and social commitment you acquire at Morehouse are not available anywhere else.
What does it mean to be a "Morehouse Man"? If you want to make a positive impact on the world, receive a quality education, and enjoy unforgettable experiences on an incredible campus, Morehouse College can be the place for you. After all, the only place to become a "Morehouse Man" is at Morehouse.