Spc. Sagen Maddalena was born in Woodland, California, and graduated from Keyes to Learning Charter School in 2012. She attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management in May 2018. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 2019 and was assigned to the USAMU International Team as a shooter/instructor.
Maddalena had a distinguished shooting career before joining the Army. She was an eight time All American (2014-2018) with the UAF rifle team, World Championship team member 2014 and 2018, President’s 100 (2010) and Distinguished Rifleman (2011).
Her military schools include: Cannon Crewmember, Fort Sill (2019).
Her military awards include: One Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.