Salutes & Awards

March 20, 2012

Team Edwards recognizes newest chiefs

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Command Chief Master Sgt. Lonnie Slater addresses attendees of the Chief Recognition Ceremony March 9 at the Oasis Community Center. Slater is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

Aviation milestones aren’t the only accomplishments that are recognized at Edwards. On March 9, Team Edwards and its leaders gathered together to recognize its newest chief master sergeants during a chief recognition ceremony at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center.

The ceremony celebrated the leadership potential of the base’s most recent chief selects and recognized the achievement of these senior non-commissioned officers in reaching the highest enlisted rank.

Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air University, Command Chief Master Sgt. Lonnie Slater, was the guest speaker at the ceremony and spoke on what this new responsibility meant for the new chiefs.

“Congratulations to all the chiefs. Job well done and well deserved,” said Slater. “Chiefs, in a sense, you have arrived, because out of 262-thousand enlisted people, you are now part of that one percent. The question you must ask yourself now not only becomes what do I do now that I have arrived, but what do I do with this stripe now that I have it, what do I do now that I am no longer striving to become chief and what kind of impression do I leave on others? As chiefs, these are the questions you will have to continue to ask and you’ll have to remember that you cannot pass on your responsibilities now, you must meet them head on.”

During the ceremony, one Airman from each rank, E-1 through E-9, adhered a single stripe to a chief master sergeant rank to symbolize the progression through the ranks. In addition, leaders from the 412th Test Wing and tenant organizations congratulated the nine chiefs.

Col. Gregory Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, concluded the ceremony by saying, “There are many characteristics that quantify what a great chief should represent. Every time I had to uphold the values of the Air Force, those chiefs were by my side. My challenge to you tonight is to continue leading the way. Be those great chiefs and follow in that great heritage.”

The inductees honored during the ceremony were:

Senior Master Sgt. Mario Aceves-Fonseca, 95th Medical Operations Squadron

Chief Master Sgt. Christine Beaudion, 412th Maintenance Group

Senior Master Sgt. Peter Chevalier, 95th Force Support Squadron

Senior Master Sgt. Allen Kale, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Master Sgt. Shane Pilgrim

Chief Master Sgt. Ruel Rafi, 95th Communications Squadron

Senior Master Sgt. Darrell Shelton, 95th Security Forces Squadron

Chief Master Sgt. Dave Vanvlack, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Detachment 1

Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Wade, Air Force Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5

 




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