Seven North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were promoted during a ceremony Friday for Troop A with a new ceremony closer to home in Greenville.
The Highway Patrol used to do all of the ceremonies in Raleigh, but now they take place at each troops headquarters. Troop A is one of 8 Troops in the state covering 20 counties based out of Greenville. There were two promotions to 1st Sergeant and five troopers promoted to Sergeants. Also two civilian Highway Patrol employees were promoted.
Colonel Michael Gilchrist says these men will be first line supervisors and Friday was a day to recognize their outstanding accomplishments.
"Each of these young men are leaders. They represent the tone of the organization. They set the mark. Truly these ranks are the most important for the organization." said Col. Gilchrist