Major Sanders started his higher education at Missouri State University with a degree in Public Administration, Urban & Regional Planning. He later received his M.S. degree in Economic Development, Community, and Regional Planning from University of Southern Maine.
He began his Military Career branching into the Infantry as an enlisted soldier and achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class. Choosing to continue his career in the Officer Corp, he attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) and continued his military education with such schools as the Command and General Staff Officer's Course (CGSOC).
Major Sanders has served at the 1st ROTC Brigade Headquarters and acted as the Logistics Officer for the Brigade Recruiting Operations Office at Ft. Devens, Massachusetts. He has been assigned to a number of posts around the world including Germany, Hawaii, Central America, the Middle East, and Japan.