Col. Thomas Sherman (left), 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Troie Croft (right), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Keelan Rasmusson superintendent (back right), 88th Air Base Wing Staff Agency, congratulate the newest Team Wright-Patt senior NCOs during an induction ceremony at the Wright-Patterson Club Aug 23. (U.S. Air Force photos/Michelle Gigante)

Annual Senior NCO induction ceremony held at Wright-Patt

Team Wright-Patterson honored its newest senior NCOs at an annual induction ceremony Aug. 23 at the Wright-Patterson Club.

The ceremony recognized the achievement of 40 Airmen who were promoted and are transitioning into the senior NCO ranks. Historically, less than 25 percent of the enlisted force makes it to the senior NCO tier.

The ceremony was hosted by Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Keelan Rasmusson, 88th Air Base Wing Staff Agency superintendent.

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The ceremony began with inductees walking through a sabers arch lined with members of the top three enlisted ranks. Promotees could choose to have a special person escort them through the arch as well.

Each member wore a formal uniform and sported a medal on their chest. The medallion-shaped medal displays the master sergeant enlisted chevron, which denotes the milestone these Airmen have achieved by attaining the rank of master sergeant and becoming a senior noncommission officer.

The Wright-Patterson Honor Guard posted the colors, and Air Force Band of Flight vocalist, Staff Sgt. Joanne Griffin, sang the national anthem.

The senior NCO tier consists of our top three enlisted grades: master sergeant, senior master sergeant and chief master sergeant. As the member reaches the senior NCO tier, his or her primary focus will become mission accomplishment and will now serve as leaders, supervisors and mentors with the goal to further develop the junior enlisted members under their charge.

The guest speaker for the evening was Chief Master Sgt. Troie Croft, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center command chief.

Following Croft’s remarks, inductees were called to the stage to receive a framed certificate that includes their promotion line number.

The event culminated with Rasmusson administering the senior NCO oath to all inductees.

It was relayed to the new NCOs that possessing such qualities as prestige, resiliency, innovation, discipline and excellence will help them be more successful transitioning to a leader of operational competence and mastery.

The following individuals were selected for advancement to the senior NCO ranks:

Tech. Sgt. Rommel Angeles, Air Force Element U.S. Transcom

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Barnes, Air Force Materiel Command

Tech. Sgt. Peter Berger, 88th Medical Operations Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Borland, 18th Intelligence Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Angelic Briningstool, 435th Supply Chain Operations Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Zachary Carey, 339th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Mary Ann Caso, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Chesslo, 18th Intelligence Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Brian Donnelly, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Tech. Sgt. Katlyn Dumancas, 88th Dental Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Freeman, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Gellotte, 339th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Gillette, 88th Security Forces Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Green, 18th Intelligence Squadron

Tech. Sgt. David Hayes, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

Tech. Sgt. Joel Huren, 339th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Luke Laris, 88th Medical Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Shawna Laris, 88th Security Forces Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jason Lent, Air Force Installation Contract Center

Master Sgt. Jason Lewis, 88th Communications Squadron

Master Sgt. David Magrum, 88th Communications Squadron

Tech. Sgt. William McLeod, 338th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Tanisha Moore, 338th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Moosman, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Nye, 311th Recruiting Squadron

Master Sgt. Mark Olsen, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah Orcutt, Air Force Materiel Command

Tech. Sgt. Andres Portela, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron

Master Sgt. Steven Purser, 311th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ramos, Air Force Sustainment Center

Tech. Sgt. David Russell, 330th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Lisa Sure, 339th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Lisa Schuur, 339th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Smith, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

Tech. Sgt. Tyler Smith, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

Tech. Sgt. David Sumpter, 311th Recruiting Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Dustin Trimble, United States Air Force Band of Flight

Tech. Sgt. Kerry Whitaker, 88th Medical Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jace Whitcombe, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wiseman, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

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