Honorable Discharge (Dean A. Gholson)




This is to certify that

Dean A. Gholson     PFC     DP3S4

was Honorably Discharged from the


on the 16TH day of June 2021. This certificate is awarded

as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service


ARPC-OPM-ODATE: 16TH June 2021


U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division, ATTN: AHRC-OP-S, 1 Reserve Way

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

SUBJECT: Unqualified Resignation

1.I hereby tender my unqualified resignation as an Enlisted Soldier in the

United States Army under the provisions of Chapter 6, Section III,

AR 135-175.

2.I understand that if my resignation is accepted I am entitled to an

honorable separation and will be furnished an Honorable Discharge

Certificate. I understand that I cannot resign if I am a statutory obligor.

Dean A. Gholson
Dean A. Gholson
Name (Type or Print)
Private, First Class Rifleman Dog Company, Third Platoon, Fourth Squad
Rank Position Platoon/Squad

While I have made many new and life long friends here, there is a lot that I am happy to put behind me. First of all, to “The Boys”, you know that this is not the end of our adventures together. We shall continue to conquer the world one day at a time. We shall rule the world! Second of all, to my friends who are not considered “The Boys”, we shall meet again, this I guarantee. Lastly, to the leaders of the unit, learn to listen to your soldiers. This is how you learn what you need to do as a leader to better yourself and grow. Learn to take action, even if it is not the popular decision. A boss leads from the rear and tells people what to do. A leader leads from the front and shows people what to do. And don’t ever think you know everything. You learn things everyday from the people below you. Get to know them. And remember, they are real people with real problems. Understand that this unit is not life. I get that a lot of people have put in a lot of time and money for this, but there are times that people are going through things that have real ramifications.

Reason for leaving

Commander Signature
16TH June 2021

See ya old man, will always miss shooting you. All jokes aside, we will miss you here in DP3! You were an inspiration to all.

Well said. Good luck Gholson!

Hope you come back some day Gholson

Take care Gholson

Wise words from a one-of-a-kind role model.

Thank you for all your guidance - you will be greatly missed.

Wishing you the best.

Couldn’t have said it any better, you have spoken the ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

Take care Gholson, you wise gentleman.

“Obedience is but self-command and he who commands himself is best learning to command others” - Col. Robert S. Goss

Thank you Gholson for being my first friend and welcoming me when I first joined DP3S2. You will be sorely missed by DP3S4. Your words should be observed by all good leaders.