Troy took a long-awaited step up from
butter bars Second Lieutenant today. Enjoy some photos of his promotion to First Lieutenant!
|Lt Col Miagany lead the ceremony and said some very nice things about Troy. :)|
When asked who would pin on his bars (read: change his rank that he wears on his uniform), Troy chose the Colonel and his wonderful wife. How lucky am I?
|Poking him with a new, silver rank insignia.|
|The Colonel showing me how it's done.|
|The Colonel told me it was okay if I wanted to kiss him.. I jumped on that one! ;)|
|Being sworn in as a 1st Lt.|
|Repeating the oath.|
The Colonel had many nice things to say about Lt Walton, but my favorite was when he chose three words to best describe him. "Quiet, Confident, and Competent- all things necessary to be a great Marine leader".
|A boy obviously took the photo because he did not get my cute shoes. Darn boys!|
|One proud wifey!|
After the ceremony, Troy was able to thank all the Marines who helped get him to this point and spoke some sweet words that had me fighting tears.
I am so proud to have a husband who takes such pride in his career and country. Thank you, Lt Walton for allowing me to join you on this challenging yet wonderful journey.