My husband joined the military right out of high school. He was around 19 when he left for basic training in 1999. In the beginning he wasn’t so sure that he would make the military his career or not. He started out in the Army Reserves and shortly after he completed both basic training and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) he decided to go active in 2001. We then left for Fort Sill, Oklahoma (in Lawton). He started from the bottom as an E-1/PVT (Private). His job was logistics (92A/supply technician). He was eventually promoted to an E-4/SPC (Specialist). After 9-11 he had to deploy to Iraq and I can remember that being the worst time of my life. It was all of a sudden and certainly something I’d never experienced. I was a young mom and my husband was out of the country in a hazardous environment and all I did was constantly worry about his safety during this challenging time. He was deployed for a total of about 8 months and after that he decided that the military just wasn’t for him at that time due to the stress on us all. It was around 2003 when he was discharged from the military.
Now fast forward four years later, it was November 2007 when my husband decided to go active again. This time he re-classed (changed his job) from logistics to admin (42A/S1) and had to attend school for 3 months for the proper training. After he completed his training we were stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (in Honolulu). It was there when my husband’s career started to progress. After being in Hawaii for nearly a year he was promoted to an E-5/SGT (Sergeant) and later that same year he deployed yet again to Iraq. During his deployment to Iraq he was promoted to an E-6/SSG (Staff Sergeant). He was moving right along fairly quickly. We finished our tour in Hawaii in 2010 and were stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (San Antonio). It was here when his career really took off, but this time to a different level. In 2011 he submitted his packet for The Green to Gold Army Program to become a Commissioned Officer. After going through and submitting his packet, he was successfully accepted into the program which meant that he would need to complete 2 years as a full-time college student to obtain his masters degree and then he would be Commissioned after successfully finishing grad school.
On May 9th, 2014 my husband was Commissioned as an Officer of the United States Army and I couldn’t be any more proud of him. I know the challenges that he went through on this journey and this was huge for him and our family and something he truly deserved. I’m so proud of my hero, my husband for what he has become. This is a very short version of our story, but well worth it. He has faced plenty of challenges and adversity along the way, but never gave up. He is an exceptional man and will go above and beyond to provide for his family. He made plenty of sacrifices along the way and not to mention he was also turned down before in the process. He never gave up and continued to fight and move pass those obstacles to only get what he so deserved in the end. I would like to say a Big Thank You to my love for your commitment and dedication for your family as well as your country. So with that all being said I salute, ♥My Hero, My Husband♥
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