This week I begin the transition from Soldier to Citizen. As my wife Cheryl and I reflect on the past 33 years we are humbled by the great servants - Soldiers, Civilians, Contractors and Family members - we have been so honored to cross paths with. You have made a difference in us and for us, and we are better people for your efforts.

Thanks to you we have worked very hard, laughed much, suffered little and smiled often in the great cause that is the defense of our Nation's Constitution.

We look forward to our paths crossing in the future and ask that you continue to keep the support of our Soldiers and their families uppermost in your mind. They deserve it; they go for us; they truly believe we are worth their service and sacrifice.

Thank you all again. "Army Strong"

Vincent E. Boles