Benavidez' Promotion to Sgt. 1st Class
On Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu Dec. 4, Staff Sgt. Jose O. Benavidez of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I is promoted to Sgt. 1st Class.
Benavidez is operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the garrison's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS).
He's been with the garrison since Sept. 2012 and in the Army for 13 years.
During the ceremony, Benavidez drew praise from two of the garrison's key leaders, Col. Jack Haefner, Commander, USAG Red Cloud and Area I, and Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick M. Quirk.
Both commended Benavidez on his dedication to duty at DPTMS, as well as for his work as a Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) warden for more than two years.