Today, my husband was finally promoted to 1st Lieutenant (check out the black bar on his chest now instead of a gold one)! This is a big deal because he no longer is the lowest officer rank and therefore won't be treated like one either. This promotion was automatic, 18 months after his direct commission to be a 2nd Lieutenant, but it is well deserved. I'm so proud of him for reaching this milestone and we are happy to get the nice raise that comes with it. Good Job, 1st LT!!