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GMC Corps of Cadets to Have Two Regimental Commanders

Georgia Military College Corps of Cadets Welcomes Two Regimental Commanders
for the 2020-2021 School Year

Last week, the Georgia Military College Corps of Cadets hosted a socially distanced Change of Command ceremony. The Regimental Commander for the 141st Corps of Cadets, Second Lieutenant Kenneth Excellent, promoted Cadet Mary Sanon to Regimental Commander for the 142nd Corps of Cadets. Cadet Sanon promoted Cadet Quarterrio Baker to Regimental Command Sergeant Major. He will take over for Sanon in 2021, meaning for the first time ever, the Corps of Cadets will have two Regimental Commanders in one school year.

Sanon is originally from Port au Prince, Haiti but now resides in Brockton, Massachusetts. As a cadet in the Early Commissioning Program at GMC, Sanon says it’s been her dream to be a military officer since her freshman year in high school. She’ll commission at the end of the fall quarter from GMC, and will go on to Mercer University to continue her education. She plans to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Business and Management. Then after serving at least 20 years in the U.S. Army, she plans to open her own psychology practice to help those with mental illness by providing therapy.

Sanon says she’s eager to shape Corps members to become leaders.

“I’m super excited for the chance to prove myself as the Regimental Commander for the 142nd Corps of Cadets and I’m ready to take on such an honorable responsibility,” Sanon said. “I want to give back to the same Corps that developed, and continues to develop me, to help my peers gain knowledge and experience from the Corps that will help them for years to come.”

Once Sanon departs for Mercer University after the fall quarter, Baker will take over as Regimental Commander. The Adel, Georgia native currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina. He is a State Service cadet, as well as a member of the Early Commissioning Program. After commissioning next year, Baker plans to become a lawyer, and eventually a judge. He also hopes to earn his Doctorate while continuing to serve his country in the U.S. Army.

Baker says he’s excited to learn under Cadet Sandon’s leadership before becoming Regimental Commander himself.

“Being the Regimental Command Sergeant Major allows me to work closely with Cadet Sanon and I’m looking forward to that,” Baker said. “I will be able to see first hand how she leads and will be able to interpret her ideas and values into my own once I take command. I look forward to leading beside Cadet Sanon in the upcoming school year and taking on new challenges that come our way.”

Congratulations to Cadets Sanon and Baker for earning the position of Regimental Commander!