Promotion and Badges (James R. Marookian)
Cpl. Mellinger said:
Not often do you see someone’s attendance 100% across the board. Pvt. Marookian is that odd ball out of the mix. Ever since he joined the unit he has proven to us that he is a person that we can rely on. He has been to every mandatory drill since he's been here showing his dedication to the 29th. Not only is he here all the time but, he is a good shot with his rifle and probably is the best shot in our squad as of now. We can always rely on him to rake in kills when we need it. That's not all though! He is also a charismatic guy that is always doing something to keep the squads morale up. He is a perfect model of what a Pvt. should strive to be. With that being said, Leadership and Platoon HQ have decided that the rank of Pvt. no longer fits in front of Marookian's name and will be awarded his Expert Infantry Badge, Rifle Marksman Badge, and a promotion to the rank of PFC. Congratulations PFC Marookian.
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
James R. Marookian 014530984 EP3S3
I do promote him to Private, First Class in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 21st 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.