May 4 was a big day for the Garrison deputy chaplain and his family.

Chaplain Andrew Dressler was promoted from captain to major in a ceremony at Bicentennial Chapel. Garrison Commander Col. Glenn Mellor officiated.

Dressler, 44, from Marietta, Georgia, has been in the Army 10 years. He arrived at Redstone last July and will leave this summer to pursue a master’s in ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

“This is a great thing for myself and my family. I’m very happy to be able to achieve the rank,” Dressler said.

He resides at Redstone with his wife of more than 23 years, Jennifer, and their son, River, 18, and daughter, Autumn, 15.

Mellor administered the oath to Dressler during the ceremony. “You’ve done some amazing work since you’ve gotten here in the summertime,” Mellor said.

”Thank you for your endeavors and for your hard work here,” Garrison Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Barna said.

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