Cadet Col. Logan Scott entered the University of North Georgia’s Corps of Cadets with the mindset of being on equal grounds with everyone at the school, including men.
This fall semester she became the university’s second woman to assume the role of Boar’s Head Brigade commander.
“It’s honestly pretty cool and a little intimidating knowing that females have either never tried out for the position or haven’t gotten it,” Scott said. “I’m very honored.”
She’ll keep the position for the 2019-20 school year.
Scott, who is a junior at the university, said at first, she didn’t think the role was right for her.
Most students who take on brigade commander are typically seniors or male.
She decided to shove down her doubts and apply for the position after a friend suggested that she “go for it.”
Scott said the application process included going before the Corps’ Promotions Board and answering a series of questions. The Professor of Military Sciences and Commandant staff, which oversees the Corps of Cadets, made the judgment call.
Scott said her new role entails working as a liaison between the cadets and the Military Leadership Center’s staff and faculty to coordinate all of the Corps of Cadets’ ceremonies, parades and events.
She got her first taste of the brigade commander job during the Freshman Recruit Orientation Group Week from Aug. 11-17. She helped lead some of the new cadets during their rigorous orientation program.
The week involved cadets rapelling from rock faces, training with weapons, running up and down a mountain and more.
“I’m extremely thrilled and excited to have this position,” Scott said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how much I develop myself and looking forward to the year.”
Although she doesn’t expect the position will have a great effect on her career, Scott said she hopes it will inspire other women to “get out there and put their foot in the door.”
“My whole life I’ve been able to do anything they (men) can do at an equivalent level,
Scott said. “That’s just how I was raised. Just because you’re a female, doesn’t mean you can’t do a predominantly male job.”
Scott is on the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship and a member of the Georgia Army National Guard.
This scholarship is offered to 42 Georgia high school seniors who attend the University of North Georgia and commission as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard.
Scott said she aims to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology and obtain a full-time job as a CrossFit instructor or personal trainer.
A couple of days per month she’ll work in the National Guard. She plans to get into the aviation branch and become a helicopter pilot.