Promotion (Ross M. Dethfield)
MSgt Conrad said:
Sometimes this little unit of ours is blessed with a member who is destined for great things. They never stumble, they never falter, and they soar to that lofty position without any doubt in anyone's mind that they deserve it. Unfortunately this is not the story of Easy Company's SSgt. Dethfield. Let me tell you the story of his beginning: He joined back in 2007, an enlistment date that puts him in the same window as the legends of the 29th back in DoD. I remember that wee Private and thinking "he probably won't amount to anything". He then proceeded to wash out a month after his graduation from BCT and then disappeared for a month. After that, he tried to re-enlist and was denied because he flaked out so hard and no one wanted to deal with him again.
And then begins the story of the Dethfield you all know today. Flash forward from 2007 to 2015. He re-enlists again and everyone who remembered those ancient times was like "who?" and we let him try again, because why not. The surprising thing is that we got to watch what we remembered as a not-even-on-the-radar Private become a PFC, start clerking and make T/5, get hooked in with MP as a Server Admin, completed SLT, make Cpl, T/4, Sergeant, and gobsmackingly all the way to a Staff Sergeant. I'm proud to say that our expectations for that lowly Private a decade ago were completely wrong. Now a decade later, I get to welcome a new member into the exclusive responsibilities of Company Headquarters.
I am additionally proud to promote SSgt. Dethfield to the rank of Technical Sergeant to go along with his new position. I can think of no NCO I trust more to look over Easy Company, and I look forward to the day I get to come give you a lozenge.
Congratulations TSgt. Dethfield. Wear it proudly.
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
Ross M. Dethfield 978369091 Easy HQ
I do promote him to Technical Sergeant in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 12th day of August 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.