FOR: Military achievement while being selected as the George S. Patton Leadership Award Winner for OSUT Class 13-005. private First Class McSwine's leadership Ability, Professionalism, and Attention to Detail set himself above his peers and became a Model for his Peers to Emulate. His Performance reflects Great Credit upon Himself, Delta Company, the 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, and The United States ARMY.
Needless to say we are very proud of him.
The news for the QOVF is that while at the graduation Dinner, I was honored to present QOV’s to the Cadre- those in charge of the recruits. It was a very moving experience. I involved the Platoon Guides to help me as well as my son. The recruits as they were called, held up the quilts on a stage while the recipients stood in front. I read information about each recipient then had the recruits fold the QOV and place over each one's shoulders. They also handed them their case and journal. My son handed his XO his case and journal. Shayne said he saw tears in his eyes as he shook his hand. I did a speech about our organization and how these leaders who trained our sons have stood in harms way. So who better to prepare them for what may lay ahead for each recruit. This was well received by everyone there.
What a Great Night! Thank You to all who sent me QOV's to present to them.