Cadets claim ROTC Cup and place fourth overall in Sandhurst

Members of UNG’s Ranger Challenge team competed against cadets from West Point and around the world and placed fourth overall in the 2018 Sandhurst International Competition.

UNG’s Ranger Challenge team placed fourth overall among 64 teams competing in the 2018 Sandhurst International Competition held April 13-14 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and brought home the ROTC Cup as the top-finishing ROTC team.The team was led by unit commander cadet Capt. Addyson Albershardt, who was the only female commander of a team at the competition.

Albershardt credited UNG’s Corps of Cadets’ Leadership Development Program

with increasing her tactical knowledge, leadership ability and military skills. As a junior, her first leadership experience as a squad leader was a failure, but she challenged herself to improve.In the Sandhurst competition, winning first place was a team from the U.S. Air Force Academy, second was a Canadian team, third was a team from the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, fourth was UNG, and fifth was one of 36 West Point teams. UNG also earned “gold” standard for military competence.