His Leave Is Over And I Say Good Bye Tomorrow Morning!
Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:11 PM
He was really struggling with his new orders when he returns and a wonderful SG helped us through it all! She was so encouraging and helpful , I don't think she even knows it! But, he decided to re enlist for 5 more years and he is taking the Drill Sgt. post!!! I am so excited for him. He'll be stationed in Missouri I don't remember the name of the Fort, but its closer than Colorado and we hope to see him more often! I was only in Missouri once and I was 12 or 13, so I'm looking forward to going back again....
I just wanted to let everyone know that SG's is the best place and the members here rock!!!!
Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:34 PM
Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:57 PM
Missouri isn't so very far away, and you'll be able to visit him there as well as flying him home for the occasional weekend. Until he get there, though, I'll be praying for his safety. God bless you all!
Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:12 PM
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:24 PM
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:29 PM
Oh, my Lackland seems soooooo long ago - I wonder if Rich remembers the name of his drill sgt? Hmmmmmmmm
Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:26 PM
And you all are so sweet and your words so kind!! I know he has to do what will make him happy and I know he'll be an excellent Drill Sgt. He's mean enough thats for sure, I've talked to some of the men that are under him now. They say he's hard but always fair and would never ask them to do something he wouldn't do himself! I'm very proud to hear those words, to me that makes a real man!! I think anyways
Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:47 PM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:22 AM
That's so exciting he is reenlisting! Tell him congratulations and Hooah! from us!
I had the honor of administering the oath a Soldier takes when reenlisting for a number of NonCommissioned Officers over the years, and it is a significant emotional event for the officer, as well. I hope his reenlistment ceremony is very special for him.
For those of you without military experience, he will be swearing an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers (commissioned and noncommissioned) appointed over him, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It is a major life commitment.
The Drill Sergeant mission has matured over the years. From the way his subordinates describe him, I'm sure he'll be a great one. It is a unique opportunity for leadership, and to shape the future of New Soldiers.
I know you'll miss him tremendously when he does have to go. We certainly will hold good thoughts for him for the remainder of this tour.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:12 AM
Make sure you get plenty of hugs and chats in while the snow lasts!!
Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:52 AM
Gayle, I never thought about how the officer giving the oath felt about the ceremony. I was lucky enough to be a photographer at a few and I was personally involved a few times. It was always very meaningful to me.