March 11, 2021
4:00 p.m. Pacific / 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Please join us virtually on March 11, 2021 as we have a conversation with Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, the Brigade Commander for the United States Naval Academy – the first black female Brigade Commander in the Academy’s history. During the conversation, Sydney Barber will share her story which is sure to serve as an inspiration for young adults everywhere. This event will be streamed on our YouTube channel (YouTube.com/ReaganFoundation). To register for the event, please click here.
The brigade commander — who serves for a semester — is selected by the academy's senior leadership through an application and interview process. The previous brigade commander, 1st Class Ryan Chapman, called Barber a "catalyst for action, a visionary, a listener, a doer, and a person driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of passion and heart full of love."
Barber, a mechanical engineering major, is also a member of the women's varsity track team and holds leadership positions with the Navy Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club and National Society of Black Engineers, among other accomplishments.