According to Rabbi Hoenig's article, "The Orthodox Rabbi as Military Chaplain" (Tradition Fall 1976, emphasis in the original):
This situation brought up the question of proper ordination, the recognition of other Yeshivot, and that of individual rabbis bestowing a certificate which read
וידיו רב לו להשפיע על דור הצעיר להורות באורחות החיים
("May his efforts succeed [play on word with "rabbi" highlighted] to influence the young[er] generation, to instruct in the ways of life.")
Any idea who gave that ordination? Who received it? What it was about? Who originated the phrase?