Sakarrai K. Sanders has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo.
She is the daughter of Curtis and Luella Sanders of Richmond Hill.
The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty/job. Afterward, the officer will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.
The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments.
As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.
Sanders, an S-1 assistant with less than one year of military service, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Her grandparents, Essie and Richard Copeland, reside on W. Walnut Lane, Jesup.
She graduated in 2005 from Waynesville High School, Md.