Sarah J. Zorn

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Sara J. Zorn was the first woman in the history of the 175-year old Citadel Military College to lead the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as the regimental commander.[1][2] The official ceremony in which Zorn took over the leadership, in which a gilt-handled sword was handed to her from her predecessor, Dillon Graham, took place on May 4, 2018.[2] She has three black belts in karate, and is at the top of her class in physical fitness, with the ability to do 65 pushups in two minutes.[3] Zorn's mother, who served in the Unites States Air Force, died when Zorn was 16 years old.[3] Zorn won a four-year Army scholarship and will serve in the military for at least 5 years after graduation.[2] She is from Warrenville, South Carolina, and majored in Business Administration.[1] She attended Midland Valley High School in Aiken County, and began her studies at the Citadel in 2015.[4]


  1. ^ a b News 4, A. B. C. (2018-03-20). "Zorn to make history as Citadel's first woman regimental commander". WCIV. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  2. ^ a b c Fausset, Richard (2018-05-04). "The Citadel Fought the Admission of Women. Now a Female Cadet Will Lead the Corps". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  3. ^ a b Meet Sarah Zorn, first woman to lead Corps of Cadets at The Citadel, retrieved 2019-05-13
  4. ^, Paul Bowers. "A triple-black belt from a small town will be first woman to lead Citadel's Corps of Cadets". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2019-05-13.