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Cadet Natasha Sydnor commissioned into United States Army


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, May 4th University of the Cumberlands (UC) senior Natasha Sydnor (Elizabethtown, KY) was commissioned into the United States Army during the university’s annual commencement ceremony.

Sydnor was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Military Police Branch, in the United States Army. She graduated from Cumberlands with a major in Criminal Justice.

During the commissioning, Sydnor, the newly commissioned officer, had the gold bars of a Second Lieutenant affixed to her uniform. Assisting with the pinning for Lieutenant Sydnor were her parents, Harrison and Rebecca Sydnor.

Everyone was also able to observe a time honored tradition of the United States Army, the rendering of the first hand salute by a non-commissioned officer. This important moment is commemorated by the new lieutenant presenting a silver dollar to the NCO. Sydnor passed the coin onto her father, SFC (Ret) Harrison Victor Sydnor.