The North Carolina State Highway Patrol awarded seven civilian and 59 sworn members new ranks Monday during a promotional ceremony held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.
First Sgt. D.L. Mobley who had been in charge of Troop C-6 in Johnston County was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and has been assigned to the Troop C headquarters in Raleigh.
Sgt. R.B. Maynard who had been assigned to Troop C-1 in Rocky Mount was promoted to the new rank of First Sergeant and has been assigned to Troop C-6 in Johnston County.
Maynard grew up in Dunn and graduated in 1996 from Triton High School. He received a degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University in 2000. After working for two years with the NC SBI, he joined the Highway Patrol in January 2003 and was assigned to Johnston County from 2003 until 2016 until he was promoted to Sergeant in Wake County.
Trooper A.J. Carpenter from Troop F-1 in Morganton was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Johnston County.
First Sgt. C.T. Condrey from Troop B-8 in Lillington was promoted to First Sergeant and assigned to Troop D-6 in Asheboro.
Monday’s ceremony began with an invocation provided by Pastor Steve Stadtmiller, followed by the national anthem, performed by Symone Spencer.
“As you carve out your professional legacy, do not stop evolving. Our world is changing every day,” said Colonel Glenn M. McNeill, Jr., during his address to the newly promoted members. “Continue to learn as you keep pace, providing the best leadership and service to North Carolinians.”
Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks also provided remarks, followed by Gov. Roy Cooper, who offered the keynote address. Sworn members received their respective oath of office by Judge Lucy Inman from the N.C. Court of Appeals. Following the oath, Col. McNeill recognized civilian members receiving a promotion. Concluding the service, a benediction was offered by SHP Chaplain Phillip Bland.
Photos by John Payne