17 April, 2009

The Start of a New Year

Yesterday started a new year for me, and an exciting chapter in my life. Yesterday was the first of many days of active duty for deployment.

So far things aren't very exciting, just a lot of mandatory briefings. It was nice that I got to meet my soldiers and start to get to know them. I look forward to getting to know them better and working with them over the next year.

One exciting thing was that I got promoted! I'm now a SSG and a squad leader in my platoon. This is a big step in my career and I look forward to the opportunity to lead these soldiers in combat.

Thats about it for now, as I said things aren't very exciting. I'll be back later to write more.