University of North Georgia

12/11/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/11/2023 16:18

Cadets prepare to commission as officers

Twin sisters Bellana and Laurana Bradley began their Corps of Cadets journey at Freshman Recruit Orientation Group (FROG) Week in January 2020. Bellana Bradley will serve in the Medical Service Corps of the Army National Guard after earning a degree in biology, and Laurana Bradley will serve in the Military Police branch of the Guard after earning a degree in criminal justice with a forensics concentration.

Bellana Bradley is the Leadership Development Program tactical medical officer this fall and will work in medical administration in her hometown of Powder Springs, Georgia. She marvels at how much she has grown since FROG Week. She encourages other students to take time to make friends and get involved on campus.

"I've been able to become so much more confident and have been able to help and lead so many more people than I thought I would be able to," she said.

Laurana Bradley, who interned with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office this semester, said the encouragement of family and friends helped her reach this point.

"Keep your head up and keep pushing," she said. "Even if you fail, get back up again. Learn from those failures."