To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of Sergeant Alexander Blackburn I hereby appoint him a STAFF SERGEANT, to rank as such from the date of 17 November 2019. Effective with this appointment you are charged to carefully and diligently execute the duties and responsibilities of a STAFF SERGEANT of Soldiers and I do strictly direct and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. As a STAFF SERGEANT 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 17th Day of November in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand And Nineteen. Congratulations!