Promotion and Badge (Kendall C. Yao)

Sgt. Bukey said:

Pvt. Yao has been a stellar private from day 1. When I first met Yao, he was a member of EP3S2. He had shown up to a battalion drill, but none of his squad was there. I had him join my squad, and we proceeded to take part in one of the most brutal infantry attacks I’ve seen in the 29th. This didn’t discourage Yao, because I got a glimpse of his potential after dying and leaving him on his own the next round. A badly injured Yao went on to kill two defenders and take an objective for the win, using local communication with nearby leadership. Since then, Yao has just kept going. He’s as reliable as riflemen get, and he’s somebody I always believe in when rounds are getting close. I’m thankful Yao was able to find a home in EP3S1, and I can’t wait to watch him grow as a PFC. Congrats, Yao!



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

Kendall C. Yao       170619950       EP3S1

I do promote him to Private, First Class in the


to rank as such from the 16th day of April, 2024.

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.