Islander and U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas K. Gladding, a human resources specialist stationed at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant on June 1. Out of 959 promotable sergeants in Gladding’s military occupation specialty, he was one of the top 50 to be promoted. Gladding is the oldest son of David and Elke Gladding of Jamestown.
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