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    Desert Rogues welcome new NCOs to the Corps

    Desert Rogues welcome new NCOs to the Corps

    Photo By Sgt. Daniel Guerrero | Command Sgts. Maj. Jonathan E. Reffeor (center), senior enlisted leader of 1st Armored...... read more read more

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, are welcomed into the corps of noncommissioned officers during an induction ceremony, January 8, 2021, at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea.

    This ceremony is a time-honored rite of passage for Soldiers who earn the sergeant rank.

    “It [this ceremony] gives NCOs a chance to understand what they are being inducted into and what they’re a part of now,” said Sgt. Joseph Toups, an inductee assigned to Company C, 1-64 AR. “They’re part of something bigger and better that contributes more to the Army than they had any idea of knowing until the ceremony takes place.”

    During the ceremony, the attendees honored the fallen comrades that preceded the inductees and are introduced to the responsibilities of each level of enlisted leadership.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan E. Reffeor, the guest speaker and senior enlisted leader of 1ABCT, congratulated the inductees and told them the importance of their new role.

    “This is an incredibly important step for these young noncommissioned officers,” said Reffeor. “They are now officially a part of a team that is responsible for taking care of our warfighters, a responsibility about which I care deeply and do not take lightly.”

    The 17 inductees finished their induction into the NCO corps by passing under the NCO archway and stating the Creed of the NCO.

    “Becoming a Noncommissioned Officer is a right of passage that dates back 245 years and the induction of our newest sergeants instills a sense of pride and confidence while ingraining their duties and responsibilities deep within them,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Hall, senior enlisted leader of 1-64 AR, during a previous induction ceremony.



    Date Taken: 01.08.2021
    Date Posted: 01.27.2021 00:03
    Story ID: 387269
    Location: CAMP CASEY, KR 

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