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.