Promotion and Badges (Steven M. Ortega)

Cpl. Bukey said:

Ortega has been a part of EP3S1 for awhile now. He came in at the start of a wave of privates and really impressed us. He’s competitive and the intensity of his communication and play reflect that. While he hasn’t had an easy time staying in the unit, I’m thrilled to still have him. The entire squad could really feel a difference when he was able to attend our drills. Now that Ortega is able to make it all the time, he’s bound to only get better and make an even larger impact. I hope this will be the start of an excellent, new chapter in his 29th career. Congratulations, Ortega!



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

Steven M. Ortega       880125206       EP3S1

I do promote him to Private First Class in the


to rank as such from the 29th day of March, 2022.

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.

Congratulations PFC!