Salutes & Awards

August 31, 2012

September promotions

Team Edwards celebrated it’s latest crop of promotees in a ceremony at the Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center Aug. 30. Congratulations to our latest promotees.


To Senior Master Sergeant

  • Thorsten S. Mauthe
  • Christopher A. Easter
  • Paul A. Wescott Jr.


To Master Sergeant

  • Nathaniel D. Heskew
  • Anne E. Duarte
  • Joel Robert B. Orzal
  • Jennifer L. Mejia
  • Joseph K. Torres
  • Christopher M. Withrow
  • Michelle A. Wolff
  • Jennifer S. Yost
  • William M. Pelt


To Technical Sergeant

  • Theresa D. Booth
  • Gabriel V. Cuevas
  • Mark A. Dumas
  • John Paul L. Wyant
  • Blaine H. Jensen
  • Louis R. Butler Jr.
  • Michael J. Vasseur
  • Richard T. Stein
  • Joemil Canete


To Staff Sergeant

  • Joshua J. Charland
  • Nazar Santillan Mondaca
  • Jose Junior Porras
  • Luis D. Buezo
  • Jacques A. Walden Jr.
  • Tiffany C. Gregory
  • Michael R. Slaugh
  • Ryan W. Walsh
  • Anthony M. Williams



To Senior Airman

  • Richard R. Boutwell
  • Austin L. Bain
  • William H. Granly Jr.
  • Roxana E. Franco
  • Joshua C. Smith
  • Nicole D. Green
  • Ajay D. Rivera
  • Matthew L. Holt
  • Matthew R. Obriski
  • Tyler J. Olson
  • Darryk J. Lazaro
  • Jennifer L. Andrade


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