CHEYENNE – Newly graduated Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers from the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) gathered Friday, Sept. 6, in the K. Luke Reiner auditorium at the Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne to be inducted into their units.
The soldiers recently completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, according to a news release sent out Wednesday. This “Gold Phase” is the last RSP drill the soldiers will attend before they are sent off to their unit.
The ceremony, led by Capt. Leslie Brazil, began with the official party introduction. The official party consisted of the Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter, Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Mike Pezeshki, State Command Sgt. Maj. Harold Pafford and Command Sgt. Maj. John Valasek.
Brazil spoke of the recent achievements of the RSP soldiers, including the completion of the RSP program, Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, which makes the soldiers qualified in their Military Occupation Specialty, according to the release.
Porter, the guest speaker, congratulated the soldiers on their accomplishments. “You are the sword and the shield of the National Guard,” Porter said.