We knew Trek was up for his next promotion in the military (to Major), but we didn't know if he'd actually get it or not. And even if he did, he wouldn't actually put on the rank for another year so we didn't think much about it. Well, we found out in November that he did indeed make Major. Yay Trek.
We wouldn't know his "number' until later & that number would determine when he'd actually put the rank on his uniform. In December we found out he was number 235 out of a few thousand Majors which was a big deal. And not only that, but he was also selected for a school position which less than 20% of Majors actually get. All of this was wonderful & exciting new for Trek.
Since his number was so low (the lower your number is, the sooner you put on rank . . . the higher ranked Major you are), we thought he'd maybe put his rank on in February or March. Much to our surprise, his rank went live on January 1st, 2017. We didn't even know!!! Someone had to tell Trek & boy were we excited.
So of course we had a Major pinning ceremony mid-January to celebrate with the family & with the people his works with. We bought Chick-Fil-A for his whole office for lunch & then had the ceremony after the kids got home from school.
I always love seeing Trek in full uniform. He's been spoiled here because he doesn't have to wear a uniform here at this base. But he looks SO nice when he does wear it.
The kids got to take off his Captain bars & put on his Major leaves on his hat & shoulder lapels.
And then of course he had to be sworn in.
Afterwards, we had his office break open a piñata. (Usually for these sort of parties there is a lot of alcohol & adult things happening, but Trek is different. We don't drink so we brought Chick-Fil-A instead & since the only partying we're use to in our family involves kids, we brought a piñata.) The office thought it was hilarious & had a blast.
The kids kept most of the loot from the piñata.
Look at that cute face.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAJOR POTTER!
We are SO proud of you.