Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MY Stud Muffin

Nathan got his EIB {Expert Infantry Badge} last week.
"The EIB is awarded to U.S. Army personnel who hold Infantry or special forces military occupational specialities. To be awarded the EIB, the service member must complete a testing phase which is the culmination of weeks of training, leading to a final evaluation period. The EIB test is administered on the average once per year with pass rates usually averaging less than 10 percent, depending on the unit conducting testing." I copied that from the U.S. Army Infantry Homepage. They are supposed to get weeks of training before the final evaluation but Nathan only got to train for one week and out of 180 guys who started the training...only 30 something graduated...Nathan being one of them! And I might add that most of the guys he is standing with are Seargants, Nathan is a Private 1st Class. It was actually pretty funny when they were reading off the names. You heard "Seargant so and so, Seargant so and so, PFC Sherwood, Seargant so and so...." It was like he didn't belong there! Haha. But it just shows how awesome he is doing!

Here's Nathan's Platoon Seargant telling his team how awesome he is.
Here's the badge! {the blue one}

Here's all the guy punching the pins into his chest. He was bleeding pretty good when the were done with him.

Here's Nathan with his Platoon Seargant on the left and Team Leader on the right.

Good Job Baby!!! I'm SOOO proud of you!


Petersens said...

Wow, that looks so fun! I told Casey that his Unit is totally lame. lol! We never did stuff like that on Family day! Lucky you got to shoot the guns! I never call them the right thing either. lol.