Airborne Test Force (ATF) Soldier Justin DeVaul celebrated his promotion to Sgt. 1st Class on the afternoon of April 14.
DeVaul was surrounded by Yuma Test Center Commander Lt. Col. Alicia Johnson, ATF Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Minnis, fellow Soldiers and his wife Sgt. 1st Class Jerica DeVaul who did the honors of replacing his insignia patch.
“I want to thank my wife; she’s been in a little over a year longer than me. We have a daughter, and this promotion is really to better her life,” remarked DeVaul. “It’s very humbling. Thank you to all the leaders and mentors that I have had so far and thanks to everybody here that have helped push me to do the right thing and good things.”
DeVaul has been stationed at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground for the last year and a half. His duties at ATF include working as a Test Jumper/Inspector Tester and Air Delivery Non-Commissioned Officer.