CSM. Conrad said:
FSgt. Dethfield is a loser. Look at his service record. General Discharge in 2007? What a failure. That stain will never wash off his legacy. When he came crawling back in 2015, he defied all expectations, or at least he would have if we had had any expectations for him. He made his leadership abilities known in his years in Able and was fostered by some of the greats of 29th leadership (whose names no one remembers). When we moved to Squad with the expansion to Easy Company, he stomached a shift out of leadership, but he was not to be permanently deterred and soon returned to Squad Leadership, and soon after found himself at Platoon Level. FSgt. Dethfield’s dedication to the unit and steady rise through the unit is the reward of years of hard work and love for this community, and we are lucky to have him here with us as we continue to grow, expand, and develop the next great generation of the 29th ID. As his partner in crime has been promoted to Major, it is only fair that he be promoted to Sergeant Major, so that he can continue to be a Sergeant to his Major.
Congratulations on your promotion Sergeant Major Dethfield. You’re outstanding in your field. Of death. Field.
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
Ross M. Dethfield 978369091 2nd Battalion HQ
I do promote him to Sergeant Major in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 2nd day of May 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.