BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Sergeants First Class David D. Gavril, AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, S3 battle non-commissioned officer in charge, and Jacqueline P. Watkins 401st AFSB S4 non-commissioned officer in charge, were promoted to their current rank by Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command commanding general, Jan. 15 in a promotion ceremony at brigade headquarters.

"Promoting Soldiers is the best thing I get to do," said Via. "Sergeants First Class are the backbone of the NCO corps."

The promotion was witnessed by a formation of 401st AFSB personnel who had attended the command overview brief presented to Via by Col. Mark A. Paget, 401st AFSB commander.