Sandy Creek Grad Earns Promotion

Nathaniel V. Ellis graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one.

The student completed an intense six-week course conducted in a very demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment. The candidate received training in leadership skills, Army customs, doctrine, tradition, and tactics, drill and ceremonies, professional ethics, physical fitness, time-stress-people management skills, decision making, delegation and personnel skills, and numerous other military academic subjects. They gain experience in leadership to attain higher responsibility while maintaining professionalism and quality work performance and standards required of career warrant officers. Additionally, candidates develop and hone skills relevant to an Army at war, skills required to effectively operate and survive on today’s ever-changing battlefield operations against global terrorism.

Warrant officers continue to further their training through technical and tactical certification. As the officers gain progressive levels of expertise and leadership, they operate, maintain, administer and manage equipment, support activities or technical systems throughout their Army career. They are highly specialized technical and training experts in their career specialties, who provide valuable skills, guidance and expertise to commanders and organizations.

The newly appointed warrant officer will serve as an intelligence and electronic warfare systems maintenance technician at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

He is the son of James R. and Sharon A. Ellis of County Road 2, Orwell, N.Y.

His wife, Danielle, is the daughter of Donny Rogers, and Penny Rogers, both of Mannsville, N.Y.

The warrant officer is a 2000 graduate of Sandy Creek Central School, N.Y.