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Citadel Names First Woman Regimental Commander

Mar 21, 2018 02:54PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Cadet Sarah J. Zorn will be first woman to lead the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as regimental commander in the history of the military college. Regimental commander is the highest-ranking cadet officer in command of the entire 2,350 student Corps. The Office of the Commandant named the rising leadership in for the 2018-19 academic year on March 20, the 175th anniversary of The Citadel.

“Cadet Zorn has fully embraced the cadet experience, excelling in academics, character, military, and fitness,” said Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, the 19th president of The Citadel. “The regimental commander and the cadet leadership team set the tone for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, and Cadet Zorn has shown she’s the perfect choice for this leadership opportunity. All the cadets who have been selected for leadership opportunities within the Corps have impressive records of achievement, and I congratulate and thank them for what they’ve done.”

Zorn is a junior from Warrenville, South Carolina majoring in Business Administration and attending The Citadel on an Army scholarship. She is currently a member of the regimental staff, serving as regimental sergeant major.

Zorn was notified of her selection by current regimental commander Dillon Graham.

“Sarah Zorn has earned the respect of the Corps with her outstanding performance as a cadet,” said Graham. “Her loyalty to The Citadel and her dedication to serving others and the nation is commendable and will continue to make her an example to follow in the position of regimental commander.”

“My attention will be fully committed to leading the South Carolina Corps of Cadets according to our core values of honor, duty, and respect,” Zorn said. “It is my goal to empower our officers to become the best servant-leaders they can be.”