30 Apr '17, 4pm

ICYMI | Fort Bragg soldier earns rare battlefield promotion during deployment in Iraq

When Jeremy Penderman joined the Army, he wasn’t quite sure what his job would entail. “I’m not even sure the recruiter knew what the job was,” he said. But Penderman, a multichannel transmission systems operator/maintainer, said the job hasn’t disappointed. Now serving in Iraq with Fort Bragg’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Penderman has an undeniable impact on his unit and the ongoing fight to retake the key northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State terrorist group, officials said. So undeniable that Penderman, who has spent nearly seven years in the Army, was the recipient of a rare battlefield promotion last month. In an impromptu ceremony near Al Tarab, Iraq, Sgt. Penderman became Staff Sgt. Penderman when Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin pinned the new rank to his chest. Penderman, who was at the base repairing communications equipment, said the visi...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/fort-bragg-soldier-earns-...

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