Edward's Promotion to 0-4

Reading of the official promotion.

Awaiting "boarding" or assistance putting on his new shoulder boards.

Congratulations after the "boarding" using handed down boards from LCDR Fitzpatrick.
Assisting was Polar Operations Chief Commander Kaylor. Ed served under the CDR for two years.

A very happy spouse!

The XO (affectionately known as "Yoda") offering congratulations while all promotees are lined up.

Dismissed!

We had to get an "official" photo.

An amazing gift from CDR Kaylor...an oak cluster that has traveled pole to pole
and around the equator. What an incredible gift of history!