1Lt. Nelson said:
Sgt. Kal is part of the old-breed; rough, grizzled and still full of fight. This guy has been around since the darkest of hours (2011 to be specific), only taking a brief hiatus in 2015 - Sadly we were in different companies back then, so we never crossed paths till recently. Throughout his tenure, he has thoroughly proven himself as a vital asset to the operation of his Platoon, and a fine example of a 29th member all-around. We are grateful that Sgt. Kal has dedicated so much of his time to the unit, and congratulate him on his 17th AOCC. Congrats, Sergeant! Let’s see seventeen more!