Finishing well! Congrats to Delta and Charlie
A smile says it all. Accomplishment! What a great feeling it is to finish. Completing something difficult is even more satisfying. I continue to stand amazed at the young soldiers that we get here. They just keep coming. In this picture is a group of soldiers that have just completed their 7 day field exercise known as “Victory Forge”. It’s the culmination of all of basic training. They march out to their training area, usually about 10 miles, spend seven days putting into practice all they have learned and then they march back in usually about 6 miles. They are tired and cold, but as you can see the enthusiasm is hard to keep a lid on. In the middle is the core of training, the drill sergeant. These volunteers work ridiculous hours and put up with more than you can imagine. The only job harder than being a basic training soldier, is being a drill sergeant. It’s a thankless life, so here is my thank you to all of you who get up early and stay up late. Here is my thank you for your experience, your patience, your expertise, your professionalism and your commitment to this generation of young warriors. So thanks to all my Drill Sergeants from your Chaplain. You are appreciated and prayed for today. Thanks for pressing on!
Philippians 3:14 "I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."