Mike's promotion to Chief Warrant Officer 3 was this morning at Schofield Barracks. There was a good attendance of people there to show support to him, we do however wish our families could have been there too.
LTC Honeycutt performed the ceremony. He said some very nice things about Mike and then switched his rank (see below)
I was given the duty of changing his hat--of which he had to immediately readjust to get the right fit :)
Afterwards it was Mike's turn to speak. He thanked his senior officers, mentors, fellow workers and he even had some kind words for me too.
of which we were "ordered" by the LTC to "seal with a kiss"
if you are wondering where the little ones are, our friends, Sherri and Keith De Silva were holding on to them for us! Thanks Uncle and Auntie!
Next there was a receiving line...
and then we took turns giving Daddy all of his lei's.
We're so proud of you Mike/Daddy! Love you Always!
pic with LTC Honeycutt
and one with Herman Hoffman--Herman was Mike's sponsor when we first moved to the island. He and his wife picked us up from the airport and got us settled on our first night in HI. Since then Mike and Herman have continued to be close even through his retirement from CW4. Herman has been a great mentor to Mike over the past 6 years and it was great to have him there today.
refreshments were provided afterwards...here's Mike with his cake
the new rank!