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Army ROTC Cadets Barfield and Sanders Earn High Honors

Cadets Amanda Barfield and Jessica Sanders Cadets Amanda Barfield and Jessica Sanders received high honors in ROTC. Barfield ranked second, and Sanders ranked twelfth, among 215 nursing cadets nationwide. ROTC bases these rankings on each cadet’s performance during leadership assessment courses, overall scholastic academic performance, physical fitness and overall leadership ability. Barfield and Sanders are both Belmont University nursing students participating in the Vanderbilt Army ROTC Go Gold Battalion.

Barfield is the second-ranked nurse in the nation. She was the senior ranking cadet in the program for the 2011-2012 academic school year and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Sanders is the twelfth-ranked nurse in the nation. Both cadets hold very high GPAs in the rigorous nursing discipline.

They also did extremely well on the overall National Order of Merit List, which ranks cadets between their junior and senior year from every ROTC program in the country in all academic disciplines. Barfield ranked in the top 3% and Sanders was in the top 12% of over 5,500 cadets from across the U.S.

Vanderbilt’s Go Gold Battalion is continually one of the most competitive and most selective officer-producing programs in the nation. It is comprised of students from colleges throughout the Nashville area, including Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Tennessee State and Trevecca Nazarene.



For more information contact Kenneth Walden, Administrative Assistant, Vanderbilt University Army ROTC.

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