2Lt. Ericksen said:
To bake a soldier you must first take the proper ingredients and mix them together. With a touch of accuracy, a pinch of communication, a cup or so of grit and a whole mess of time and effort… well you get PFC Bates. Not only that, we’ve taken a nibble of what he has to offer and have found him deliciously capable as well as dangerous. Congratulations, PFC, on earning the Expert Infantry Badge!