Charleston, South Carolina -- Friday, May 3, 2019
Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn speaks with retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer Gary Seim, who encouraged her as a high school student to apply for the Army ROTC scholarship at the Citadel. Zorn invited Seim to her Army commissioning ceremony where she officially became a second lieutenant in the Army. She asked him to be the first person she saluted as an officer.
In May of 2018, Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn became the Regimental Commander at the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. Zorn is the first woman to hold the position of top cadet at the 175-year-old institution, which, up until 1995, didn't allow women to enroll.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times