Promotion and Badge (Joshua D. Merrill)

PFC Merrill was one of the Pvt’s that I stole from EP3S3 a long long time ago in a platoon very far away. I remember being impressed with him early on as his SL, even when he was a Pvt. He was a little rough around the edges sure, but what Pvt isn’t? During that time I recognized that he might have some talent as a potential sniper, but those edges had be smoothed out a little bit and Merrill absolutely added the diversity to his game that he needed to. He “got gud” as the saying goes. He got really good. Even though he was a bit saucy and had plenty of “enthusiastic” feedback and PTS’s about drills, tactics, and the like, I have enjoyed having him in my squad and now my platoon as a sniper. He’s really grown into the role and his experience has shown itself these last few months. I would say that PFC Merrill has proved to everyone that he is where he is for a reason and that he’s damn good at his role. Because of his efforts as a sniper I think he’s outgrown his previous status as a PFC junior platoon sniper. So myself and the rest of HQ have agreed that he is to be awarded his Sniper Marksman Badge as well as a promotion to Technician 5th Grade. Congratulations T/5 Merrill and well done.



Know Ye, that reposing special trust and
confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

Joshua D. Merrill       018564903      FP1S3

I do promote him to Technician, Fifth Grade in the


to rank as such from the 15th day of June 2021 .

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.

Matt R. Newton

Good job

Well deserved. Keep at it.

Congrats T/5 Merrill, very well deserved! Keep up the excellent work!