National Archives Promotion
Congratulations to one of the Air Force's newest Lieutenant Colonel! Although it was raining outside the National Archives in Washington D.C., the inside was filled with friends and family ecstatic about the impeding promotion ceremony.
The National Archives is seen as one of the ultimate locations to have a military promotion ceremony simply because of all the priceless documents it houses. Military members are administered the Oath of Office or Oath of Enlistment standing in front of the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution of the United States.
When fellow military spouses or veterans contact me to photograph their promotion or retirement ceremony, I'm always honored to play a small part in their big day. This ceremony wasn't any different.
When the family and friends arrived inside the Rotunda, we were able to look at the documents in the room and look at the two murals on the walls. Then we were Called to Order and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
In this case, the Oath of Office was administered and Lt Col Robertson's family pinned on his new rank insignia. It truly was a breath taking moment because on previous promotions, because the family was not only able to be in attendance to see the ceremony but also able to participate.
Congratulations again on your promotion and I wish you further success in your military career.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I am currently located in Northern Virginia and I would love to help you plan your family's portraits or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.