THE FOUNDING OF KAPPA LAMBDA CHI
Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity Inc. was founded in Clinton, North Carolina, July 4, 2013, by three US Armed Forces Veterans. The Founders, Sir Zachary D.S. Wyatt II, William Dickey and James K. Jackson wanted to establish an alternative to traditional Greek letter organizations for male service members. An organization to represent all military personnel to America’s elected and military leaders.
A fraternity that would truly exemplify the objectives of Fidelity, Wisdom, and High Ambition. Therefore, the Founders enlisted the help of six other individuals: Daryl Harris, Dennis Morton Jr., Kevin Taylor, Gary Degraffenreidt, Demetrius Blalock and Dana McGhee.
This group of men would create one of the nation’s first and largest military fraternity. They would be forever known as Sentinels and the Original Nine.
From its inception, these men also conceived Kappa Lambda Chi as an instrument to support veterans, homeless shelters, rehabilitation and children centers in need through volunteer service. Also, honoring those who have served and longer here by placing wreaths on the graves of service members in each branch of the military including Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those named missing in action.
Through their desire to be partners with the community. Imperium Sine Fine would become the motto of Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity Inc.
Sir Zachary D.S. Wyatt II
As a service member of the United States Air Force, he worked diligently towards achieving his goals within the military while overcoming several obstacles placed before him during his tenure as an Airman which inevitably helped in the founding of Kappa Lambda Chi. His awesome sense of drive and constant thirst for knowledge kept him on a quest for individual advancement and the betterment of those that surrounded him. His life motivated us to strive to become the best in all we pursue and the standard bearer for all things Kappa Lambda Chi.
William C. Dickey
The eldest among the Founders of our great Fraternity, he was held in high regard amidst his fellow Founders for his unwavering faithfulness. He served several years of exemplary service to his country as a Soldier in the United States Army. While serving his country, he held countless positions of leadership that prepared him for greater responsibilities both in, but more so out of the military. Standing true to his beliefs and his resounding fidelity to his country he decided to remain a Soldier until his subsequent retirement. Just as his fidelity to his country he remained loyal to his beloved Kappa Lambda Chi. He was an exceptional writer as well as a shrewd businessman which reflects in his contributions to Kappa Lambda Chi and her doctrine.
James K. Jackson
A model Soldier among his fellow service members. His persistence and drive helped him in becoming a leader amongst men. In the United States Army, he dedicated every waking hour in the pursuit of honing his craft. He adopted computers as a career path and became a great military leader all the while his understanding of technology gained him financial freedom and a much deserved intellectual autonomy. With his retirement from the United States Army, warranted independence, and his constant strive for excellence his name will be forever synonymous with Kappa Lambda Chi.