Congratulations are in order for one of the Air Force newest Lieutenant Colonels (Lt Col). Major Berge arrived at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. with his family for his promotion ceremony. Thankfully, Major Berge's family was able to have a beautiful no rain day for his promotion ceremony. (It's been raining in the Northern Virginia and surrounding area for almost two weeks straight).
Prior to entering the museum, Major Berge's family took a few pictures on the steps of the Archives to post on Facebook to share with friends and family.
In addition to taking pictures to share with friends and family on Facebook, Major Berge introduced his family to his co-workers.
Once inside the Rotunda of the Museum, Major Berge's family and friends were able to look around at the Nation's documents prior to the start of the promotion ceremony.
After a few minutes, the ceremony was called to order. The National Anthem was played and Major Berge's guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Major General Smith spoke about the significance of Major Berge's military career and why the Air Force sought to promote him to the next rank.
After Major Berge's wife and daughters pinned on his new rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he was administered the Oath of Office by Major General Smith.
Once the ceremony was complete, Lt Col Berge took his eldest daughter to the side and they put on the new rank on his hat.
These are some of the documents on display in the National Archives Museum.
Congratulations Lt Col Berge! I wish you continued success in your military career.
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