Mary Sanders raises her hand and takes the Oath of Office in order to become a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during her commissioning ceremony at Coleman Coliseum, May 12, 2017. Sanders is a recent graduate of Alabama State University and attended Platoon Leaders Course and Officer Candidate School before being commissioned. “After a couple of weeks I saw how the Marine Corps worked and was hooked. I was so inspired and motivated that if I had any doubts before, they were gone. This was something I wanted to be a part of.”

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