Lt. Colonel Corinthea Stack, USMC (Retired) Co-author – The Passions of Our Culture Dr. Corinthea Stack is one of ten children born to Phamalda and the late Jessie Mae Stack. He grew up and was raised in Orangeburg County in the town of North, South Carolina where he graduated in 1978 as Salutatorian. While attending school he was enlisted with the Army Reserves and after high school he attended the Citadel, and graduated from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC. He became commissioned with the United States Army and later resigned to join the United States Marine Corps in January 1985. He honorably served his country for over two dozen years. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal award on four separate occasions and the Navy Achievement Medal on three occasions. He is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran. In addition, he was awarded many Unit Citations for Leadership and Command. He is a retired Chaplain with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, where he served with the State of South Carolina for twenty-five years. Where he was a master trainer and was certified in weapons training, chemical training, defensive tactics, cell extraction, emergency preparedness, and supervisory training at all levels. Dr. Stack holds undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Physical Education along with a Master’s degree in Divinity in Pastoral Leadership and Pastoral Counseling from Columbia International University. He holds a Doctorate degree in Theology as well. He is a Pastor in the Seventh Episcopal District of South Carolina with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). Dr. Stack is currently Board Certified with the National Chaplaincy Board. Additionally, he was awarded the Presidential National Community Service Award for 2016.