Promotion and Award (Matt R. Newton)
SSgt. Dethfield said:
It was a pain to get PFC Newton into SLT. Every time his attendance was right where it needed to be, it would suddenly drop below acceptable levels. Eventually, I got sick of his nonsense and yelled at him to git gud or git out. Well very soon, he got gud. Really gud. Not only did he immediately catch up on the lessons he had missed he also threw himself into learning all he could about leadership. Its something that is encouraged but not every candidate does. Newton, however, soaked up all of the knowledge he could from the beginning which was fortunate because he soon found himself in the role of ASL. He has turned out to be an exceptional SLT candidate and this is one of those times where the Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon and promotion to Corporal were seen coming a mile away by pretty much everyone.
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
Matt R. Newton 033420997 EP2S2
I do promote him to Corporal in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 3rd day of June 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.