Sgt. van Dongen said:
Ever since Cpl. Hatfield expressed interest in leadership I have held him in high regard. He has never faltered in his duties and has always shown to be flexible when change was required. He has the ability to look past his own squad and dedicates himself also to the improvement of the platoon. He gives honest feedback and shows not only eager to learn but also to have others learn. He handles any issues timely, professional and effective. He has shown the qualities of a Sergeant and highly effective Squad Leader. Congrats Sgt. Hatfield!
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 Sergeant in the
UNITED STATES ARMY
to rank as such from the 9th day of January 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.