I had the honor of photographing one the Air Force's newest Lieutenant Colonel at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Major Wroten's promotion ceremony was attended by several of his co-workers, family, and friends.
Everyone gathered at the Special Events entrance of the museum. This was an awesome opportunity for Major Wroten's family to meet his coworkers and for his family to learn more about his military career from them.
Upon entering the Rotunda, the family were able to look at The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, the two murals on the walls, and the other documents.
The promotion ceremony was called to order and Colonel Horton, the Presiding Officer, talked about the success of Major Wroten's military career.
The Promotion Orders were published and the room came to Attention. Major Wroten's family came forward to change the insignia on his Air Force Blue's coat and shirt.
In keeping with military tradition, Lieutenant Colonel Wroten was administered the Oath of Office.
At the completion of the Oath of Office, Lieutenant Colonel Wroten addressed his family and friends and thanked them for making the journey to Washington DC to witnessing his promotion ceremony.
Lieutenant Colonel Wroten, congratulations on your promotion. I wish you continued success with your military career.
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