In addition to a move followed immediately by a deployment, we've also been waiting on the release of a promotion board. It was delayed over and over. Originally, it was to be released in late December. Then, it was going to be January. It was pushed back to just before Sam was to leave. Then it was delayed again (and again). Finally, it was released today. I'm happy (and relieved) to say that Sam was selected for promotion. I wish I could say, "Show me the money." But chances are that he won't actually be promoted until next year after he returns home. But then we'll have 2 things to looks forward to, won't we?
Congratulations to everyone who was selected!