HF had the first of four shooting qualifications. Passing is 200. Perfect is 250. What's the verdict?
He got 247.
The Chief talked to him this morning and wants to start FTOing him now before he graduates. He's going to have him fitted for his uniforms this week. He will graduate in the department's uniform, not the academy uniform.
Also, the instructors at the academy told HF last week that they are impressed with him. They said he is a natural leader, and has excellent natural instincts among other things. They split into two groups at the academy. HF is the class leader over one of these groups. Come to find out, HF has been taking control. He has his group show up extra early so they can help each other out. They help each other look the right way, stand in formation, if one of the guys forgot to bring a notebook, he has everyone take out a few papers from each of their notebooks and share with the forgetful one so that he doesn't get disciplined. If one person messes up, the whole group is punished. Also, there have been days when the instructors don't show up, and HF takes over and leads a PT class or a discussion. His classmates love him and respect him and let him lead. They affectionately call him Chief ______ (our last name).
I'm just impressed with him. That's all I can say. He's such a good person and he always knows what to do. He's a leader in his family (parents and a brother and a sister) and he's an excellent partner/leader/father/friend in our own little family. He'll go far. I love him and could never say enough good about him. It sort of makes the fact that he never rinses off his dishes seem insignificant. Sort of.