AAS C/1st Lt Clifton McDonald
Information Management Officer
AAS C/1st Lieutenant Clifton McDonald was born in Charleston, SC. He has two brothers and they were raised in a humble Christian home in North Charleston, SC. As a child he attended small schools which shaped his views of his peers and academics.
Clifton joined AFROTC in August of 2016 and joined Arnold Air Society the following year in August 2017. He says that Arnold Air Society has prepared him for Field Training and life in general. The program has given him the confidence to tackle any task and accomplish most goals. Arnold Air has taught him how to deal with stress by calming down, surveying the area, then making the right choice based on his surroundings. He has also created strong connections with his fellow initiates and other members of the organization.
Clifton is currently a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. He hopes to commission in December of 2020 as pilot or intelligence officer for the United States Air Force. He hopes that one day people will see him as a man of great character and integrity, just like the other men in his family who have served.