This page is for ceremony scripts for Change of Command, Promotion, Retirement, etc. If you have a script, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org or paste it into the form below and it will be posted as soon as possible.
Warrant Officer Candidate Pinning Script
The Department of the Army Warrant Officer Candidate selection board has reposed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and professional excellence of (Enlisted Rank/Name).
In view of these qualities and (his/her) demonstrated leadership potential, technical competence, and dedicated service to the United States Army, (he/she) is therefore advanced to the rank of Warrant Officer Candidate, and selected to enter the United States Army Reserve Warrant Officer Candidate program effective (Welcome letter date).
(His/her) duties will henceforth be those of a Warrant Officer One. The correct term of address for this Soldier until appointment as a Warrant Officer One is Candidate (Last Name).
(Remove enlisted rank, pin on W.O.C.)
(Note: This applies to only Army Reserve / Guard Soldiers. Active Duty Soldiers pin on W.O.C. when they get to the school house.)
Presentation of Army Commendation Medal
For outstanding performance of duty while serving as a [Rank] in the United States Army. Throughout [his/her] time of service, [Name] consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, technical expertise, and a strong commitment to the mission. [He/She] consistently exceeded the standards and expectations of [his/her] position, leading [his/her] unit to numerous successes and earning the respect and admiration of [his/her] fellow soldiers.
[Name]'s selfless dedication, technical proficiency, and unwavering commitment to the Army have made a lasting impact on [his/her] unit, the Army, and the nation. [He/She] is highly deserving of this recognition and [he/she] will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to serve alongside [him/her].
It is with great honor and appreciation that [Name] is awarded the Army Commendation Medal, in recognition of [his/her] dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the United States Army.
The secretary of the Army has reposed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and professional excellence of (LAST, FIRST, M). In view of these qualities and his/her demonstrated leadership abilities and dedicated service to the United States Army he/she is therefore, promoted from (CURRENT RANK) to (NEW RANK) effective (EFFECTIVE DATE) with a date of rank (DATE OF RANK) By Authority of the Department of the Army.
ATTENTION TO ORDERS: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ACTING UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, HAS PLACED SPECIAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN THE PATRIOTISM, INTEGRITY, AND ABILITIES OF SECOND LIEUTENANT XXXX. IN VIEW OF THESE SPECIAL QUALITIES, AND HIS/HER DEMONSTRATED POTENTIAL TO SERVE IN THE NEXT HIGHER GRADE, SECOND LIEUTENANT XXXX IS PROMOTED TO THE GRADE OF FIRST LIEUTENANT, UNITED STATES ARMY, EFFECTIVE THE XXTH DAY OF XXXX, TWO THOUSAND AND XXXX, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY.
By the authority of the Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, Fred T. Gray is promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class-Detachment Sergeant with an effective date of 22 MAY 2022 in accordance with AR 600-8-19.
Order number XX-123456 dated June XX, 202X
The Adjutant General of Alabama has reposed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and professional excellence of Fannie B. Hamer. In view of these qualities, demonstrated leadership potential, and dedicated service to the Army National Guard, Fannie B. Hamer is promoted to the grade of O4/Major with a date of rank XX June XX by order of the Adjutant General.