To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of Staff Sergeant Craig Thorpe I hereby appoint him a Sergeant First Class, as such from the date of 12SEP20. Effective with this appointment you are charged to carefully and diligently execute the duties and responsibilities of a Sergeant First Class of Soldiers and I do strictly direct and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. As a Sergeant First Class you must set the example for others to emulate. Your conduct and professionalism both on and off duty shall be above reproach. You are responsible for the accomplishment of your assigned mission and for the safety, professional development, and well-being of the Soldiers in your charge. You will be the embodiment of our institutional core values. You will lead your Soldiers with firmness, fairness, and dignity while observing and following the orders and directions of your senior leaders and enforcing all regulations and articles governing the discipline of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Given under my hand, on this 12th of September, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand And Twenty. Congratulations!