Sergeant Major, Steve,

I reflect often on the example you have always set for those of us that follow. Whether reinforcing field-craft fundamentals to the dudes while out in the field, or expounding upon leadership in an address to the NCO corps; you always seem to never stop teaching with energy and intent, and that’s pretty cool. I can say with earnestness that those efforts continue to make a difference for myself and others, both in the military and the many other aspects of life. My wife Erin and I wish you a happy and peaceful birthday with your family.

Sincerely,

Paul Herrick