Promotion (Nicholas A. Mellinger)
SSgt. Robles said:
There have been many people that have come through this unit since I've been here. Very few of these people have gone into leadership and even fewer became great leaders. I can say that PFC Mellinger has reached one of these milestones and is on his way to the next one. I find myself not remembering much from his early days in the unit. Like many, he was just a person I saw coming to drills and not much besides that. I think I really began to notice him right before he entered SLT. He became outspoken and someone that said it how it was. While some people may steer clear from these people, I embrace them. His ride through SLT has been pretty good. He became even more comfortable with his role and learned how to exercise his power correctly. He's become someone I can trust with almost no doubts. For those that know me, they'll understand that this isn't exactly easy to achieve. Regardless, I am very impressed with the PFC's growth these past months. Due to all of this, HQ has decided to award him his Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon and promote him to Corporal. Congratulations, Cpl. Mellinger.
CERTIFICATION OF PROMOTION
TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING:
Know Ye, that reposing special trust and
confidence in the fidelity and abilities of
Nicholas A. Mellinger 064831987 EP3S3
I do promote him to Corporal in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 7 day of May 2019 .
You are charged to discharge carefully and diligently the duties of the grade to which promoted and to uphold the traditions and standards of the Army.
Effective with this promotion you are charged to execute diligently your special skills with a high degree of technical proficiency and to maintain standards of performance, moral courage and dedication to the Army which will serve as outstanding examples to your fellow soldiers. You are charged to observe and follow the orders and directions given by superiors acting according to the law, articles and rules governing the discipline of the Army. Your unfailing trust in superiors and loyalty to your peers will significantly contribute to the readiness and honor of the United States Army.