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Heather Barr sworn into UGA Army ROTC

On Friday, September 10, Heather Barr, a 2019 graduate of Bainbridge High School was officially sworn in as a Cadet in the University of Georgia ROTC program. Barr, a Junior at UGA, completed the 31-day Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the month of July, which was a requirement to be accepted into to program as a Junior. The camp consisted of four weeks of intense classroom and field training in the areas of leadership, land navigation, squad combat tactics, and weapons training. She also met the academic and physical readiness requirements. Once Barr attains her bachelor’s degree from UGA, she will receive a commission into the U.S. Army Reserves as a Second Lieutenant.

Barr stated that she has always had the desire to serve her country as a member of the military and is proud to be the fourth generation of her family to do so. Her father served in the Navy, her grandfather served in the Air Force, and her great grandfather served in the Navy. She will, however, be the first to serve as a commissioned officer.