After only two years in the Marine Corps, A was promoted to Sergeant on the 1st of October. Sergeant is a pivotal rank in the Corps and things have really begun to look up in A's unit. In addition to his many duties within the band (including Public Affairs Office and Martial Arts Instructor), A has taken up the responsibility of arranging musical compositions for the full Concert Band and Brass Quintet. Here are some shots from the promotion ceremony at MCRD:
A getting his new Sergeant chevrons pinned on by the Colonel and Sergeant Major (yes, once in awhile Marines do crack smiles).
Fellow Marine Sgt. Barger congratulating A.
Sgt. Panos and his very proud Marine wife.