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Terry C. Cline

Terry C. ClineUNC NROTC Class of 1971.

Terry attended UNC from 1967 to 1971. He passed the Uniform CPA exam on his 1st attempt in November, 1971. He then graduated and was commissioned in December, 1971 with a BS degree in Business Administration (Accounting). This degree combined with NROTC required 150 semester hours.

He graduated from USN Supply School in Athens, Georgia in June, 1972 and was ordered to USS Orion AS-18 in July, 1972 where he served as S-1 (Stores), S-5 (Wardroom Mess), and S-6 (ADP) division officer, concurrently. USS Orion was providing support to SUBRON 4 in Charleston, SC.

Cline was highly recommended for augmentation to Regular Navy in his final FITREP.

Terry returned to civilian life in 1974 and entered CPA practice with his father, forming Cline and Company, CPAs of Statesville, NC. Brother J. Patrick Cline, CPA (UNC NROTC class of 1972 and a lifetime member of this association) joined the firm in 1976 upon his release from active duty.

The brothers have been co-principals of the firm until January, 2017 when they merged with a larger firm. Terry and Pat remain as special consultants to the combined firm.

Terry married his high school sweetheart, Jayne in 1970. They have two children, a son, Sage and a daughter, Kelly and three grandchildren.

The Clines reside on a small farm in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander County, NC in the rural community of Vashti, where they are engaged in the management of forestry and wildlife habitat.

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