King’s graduate to complete Marine officer training
NEW YORK—On Friday, November 29, 2007, King’s College alumnus, Sarah Rode (class of 2006) will graduate from Marine Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia.
After graduating with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Rode entered Marine Officer Candidate School in the fall of 2006. Six weeks into the program she sustained injuries that forced her to leave and reenroll in fall of 2007.
While in training, she was given the highest rank possible, Candidate Company Commander, a position in which she was charged with leading approximately 200 other Marines. She was also named Platoon Chaplain.
Upon graduation from the program, Rode, who is in the top 5% of her class, will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and then sent to Columbus, Ohio to work as a recruiter. In February, she will go to Marine Corps Basic School for six months and then receive specialized training in Virginia for four months.
As a result of her studies at The King’s College, Rode joined the Marines prepared and ready to make a difference in the world. “At the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School,” she says, “I was able to put into practice the leadership skills I gained at King’s.”
After finishing her training, Rode hopes to be deployed to Iraq to assist with civil affairs.
To read more about Rode’s experience, visit WORLD on the web.
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