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Chief master sergeant promotion list announced

Posted 11/8/2012   Updated 11/8/2012 Email story   Print story


by Senior Airman Michael Washburn
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

11/8/2012 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- For any enlisted Airman, achieving the rank of chief master sergeant can often be the pinnacle of their military career. Of all enlisted Airmen, only one percent will ever make the rank of chief master sergeant during their time in the military. Those Airmen who hold the grade of E-9 are the cream of the crop of the enlisted military force. The promotions list for chief master sergeant was released Nov. 8.

Out of the 1,981 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion, 454 were selected or about 22.9 percent. From the 454, the Desert Lightning Team had nine Airmen who will become chief master sergeants.

SMSgt. David Anthony, 12th Air Force
SMSgt. Thomas Kelly, 12th Air Force
SMSgt. Benjamin Miranda, 12th Air Force
SMSgt. Byron Chaudoin, 55th Electronic Combat Group
SMSgt. Timothy Rus, 55th Electronic Combat Group
SMSgt. Carlos Fajardo, 723rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
SMSgt. Albert Robin, 820th RED HORSE Squadron
SMSgt. Angela Gagliano, 355th Medical Group
SMSgt. Wendy Ragnone, 355th Maintenance Group

"I'm very pleased with our Airmen who were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant," said Chief Master Sgt. Dawna Cnota, 355th Fighter Wing command chief. "This is a momentous event in their lives, and it is because of the hard work and dedication throughout their entire military career that they are able to reach this rank."

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