Sgt. Dawdy said:
Out of his SLT class, PFC Frank has shown the most drastic improvement on his leadership capability. With no prior experience in leadership, he has quickly shown his confidence in his growing responsibility; might I add in a very distinguished squad. Understanding he has big shoes to fill, PFC Frank continuously sought out advice and feedback as he quickly corrected his mistakes. There was an analogy that General Jerry Grizzle once told me, leading a squad of men is like leading a herd of cats. Unlike cattle, cats have all unique and distinctive personalities, quirks, and challenges that you have to learn on the fly and properly capitalize on. A mighty southern analogy, however, I feel it gets the point across of the challenge one may face when bestowed the mantle of leadership. I’m confident to say that PFC Frank is indeed an excellent cowboy and therefore deserves a promotion befitting his growth. Congratulations Technician, Fifth Grade Frank!
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
I do promote him to Technician, Fifth Grade in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 24th day of September 2023 .
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.