Posted on Jun 18, 2020
Capt Mark Strobl
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My daughter was commissioned yesterday. I’ve done about as much as I could as a parent but, she’s in the Army’s hands now.

Back in “the day,” I had an uncomfortable conversation with a 1stSgt who hated Lt’s. I explained to him that I appreciated his insights, experience, and counsel. Young Lt’s need guidance... from every rank. Oddly, he took me under his wing.

So today, I ask the same from anyone reading this. Take the time to train your young officers. Pass along your “hacks” and insights. Form these young men & women into the leader that you would be proud to call “your Lieutenant.”

Congratulations to all of the newly commissioned officers. May your career bring you wild adventures, growth, and success.

Semper Fi & Carry On!
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SFC Benjamin Harrison
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It’s true that young officers are only as good as the NCOs who mentor them.
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1SG Mark Flowers
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Those are wise words, and are really the foundation of the PL - PSG relationship.
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Congratulations Sir. It’s. A definite proud. Moment for both of you. It takes aa lot of effort to achieve your daughters goals..and good family support to see her through this far. Gods blessings be. On her. New career
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WO1 Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer
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Congratulations! It appears that you’ve done well, sir. I can only hope that my son, who is only two right now, follows along a similar path as me; hopefully turns out even better for him (whether that’s Enlisted, Warrant Officer, or Commissioned Officer).
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