Cpl. Sowers said:
It is a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to mark this major milestone for Pvt. Hodges. Making it to PFC is a special mark to the beginning of a successful career here in the 29th. Many recruits never make it to Private and fewer still are selected for promotion to PFC. The promotion we are about to witness is a testament not only to Hodges’ achievements in the 29th but also to his proven potential throughout his more than 6 months of service.
Thank you for your hard work PFC and congratulations!
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 Private, First Class in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 23rd day of February, 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.