Salutes & Awards

May 16, 2014

Team Edwards honors 2014 CCAF graduates

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Rebecca Amber
Staff writer

2014 graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and private colleges celebrated their higher education achievements with a ceremony May 7 at Club Muroc.

Graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and private colleges celebrated their higher degree completion with a ceremony May 7 at Club Muroc.

The 2014 graduates were addressed by guest speaker Chief Master Sgt. James Segebarth, 412th Security Force Squadron, Security Forces manager.

In his speech, Segebarth told the story of a 1968 Olympiad competing as a marathon runner in Mexico City. The runner fell during the race leaving his right leg badly cut and his knee dislocated. He was bandaged and despite warnings by attending medics, he continued to run, jog, walk and hobble along until he crossed the finish line.

When asked by reporters why he completed the race, the runner replied, “My country didn’t send me 5,000 miles to start this race; they sent me 5,000 miles to finish it.”

“This story inspires people of all walks of life to stay faithful and focused even in the most difficult of situations,” said Segebarth.” If you look back, I’m sure you can recall an instance or two where you wanted to give up on your higher education, and for good reasons, but you didn’t. You have stayed the course.”

Segebarth then encouraged the graduates to remember throughout their professional careers to put others before themselves and exemplify servant leadership.

“If you love your friends, you will serve your friends. If you love your community, you will serve your community. If you love money, you will serve your money and if you love only yourself, you will serve only yourself and you will have only yourself,” said Segebarth. “You will truly serve only what you love because service is love made visible.”

CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with over 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide, and more than 1,500 civilian academic institutions to serve more than 305,000 active, guard and reserve enlisted personnel, making CCAF the world’s largest community college system. CCAF’s mission is to offer and award job-related associate in applied science degrees and other academic credentials that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention, and support the career transitions of Air Force enlisted members.

Chief Master Sgt. James Segebarth, 412th Security Force Squadron, Security Forces manager, served as guest speaker at Edwards AFB’s 2014 Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 7.

Congratulations to the class of 2014!

 

From the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Jill Brumley, Aircrew Safety Systems Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Steven Cox, Avionic Systems Technology
  • Tech. Sgt. Randolph Damico, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Master Sgt. Jessie Furtado, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Adam Gray, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
  • Tech. Sgt. David Hager, Aircraft structural Maintenance Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Jon Menghini, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Edward Mitchell, Aircraft structural Maintenance Technology
  • Master Sgt. Joshua Preuss, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
  • Tech. Sgt. Josephvincent Saa, Electronic Systems Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Steven Sellers, Aircraft structural Maintenance Technology
  • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Smith, Avionic Systems Technology
  • Master Sgt. Lawrence Villanueva, Logistics
  • Tech. Sgt. Jason Wilson, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology

 

From the 362nd Recruiting Squadron

  • Tech. Sgt. George Castro, Human Resource Management
  • Tech. Sgt. David Daniels, Human Resource Management
  • Tech. Sgt. Richard Jay, Human Resource Management
  • From the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • Tech. Sgt. Arthur Cody, Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Tech. Sgt. Kent Crankfield, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Gregory Diaz, Aircraft structural Maintenance Technology
  • Senior Airmen David Edwards, Avionic Systems Technology
  • Senior Airmen Jeffrey Hines, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Master Sgt. Eric Jackson, Human Resource Management
  • Staff Sgt. Kelvin Mills, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Kipp Moss, Aircraft structural Maintenance Technology
  • Master Sgt. Dean Piersall, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Airmen 1st Class Cedrick Powell, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Tech. Sgt. Adrian Quezada, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Master Sgt. Joseph Torres, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology

 

From the 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Chankrisna Chim, Public Health Technology
  • Senior Airmen Sabrina Jones, Public Health Technology

 

From the 412th Comptroller Squadron

  • Senior Airmen Alexander Johnson, Financial Management

 

From the 412th Force Support Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. John Hicks, Munitions Systems Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Randy Sims, Instructor of Technology and Military Science

 

From the 412th Logistics Test Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Robert Blanton, Aircraft structural Maintenance Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Brandon Harris, Avionics Systems Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Michael Kilburn, Avionics Systems Technology

 

From the 412th Maintenance Group

  • Senior Airmen Devon Carroll, Systems Technology Aircraft Armament
  • Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Sullivan, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology

 

From the 412th Maintenance Squadron

  • Tech. Sgt. Charles Kapinos, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Staff Sgt. Sean Stone, Electronic Systems Technology

 

From the 412th Medical Operation

  • Tech. Sgt. Dannie Jamerson, Human Resource Management
  • Staff Sgt. Crystal Silva, Practical Nursing Technology

 

From the 412th Operations Group

  • Master Sgt. Alexander Erb, Human Resource Management

 

From the 412th Operations Support Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Kari Dockery, Aviation Management
  • Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp, Survival Instructor

 

From the 412th Security Forces Squadron

  • Master Sgt. Anne Duarte, Criminal Justice
  • Tech. Sgt. Jaqualene Taylor, Criminal Justice
  • Staff Sgt. Emmitt Smith, Criminal Justice
  • Staff Sgt. Matthew Wiltgen, Criminal Justice Associate

 

From the 419th Test Flight Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Stephanie Huddleston, Aviation Management

 

From the 673rd Security Forces Squadron (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska)

Senior Master Sgt. Mark Hogan, Criminal Justice

Air Force Operational Test Evaluation Center – Detachment 5

Tech. Sgt. Seth Lisenbee, Avionic Systems Technology

Air Force Operational Test Evaluation Center – Detachment 1

Tech. Sgt. Ramon Rosaramos, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology

 

From the Air Force Materiel Command

  • Tech. Sgt. Christian Marroquin, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
  • Master Sgt. Nathaniel Oglesby, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology

 

From the California Air National Guard

  • Tech. Sgt. Gary Hargis, Electronic Systems Technology

 

From the Clinic Navy

  • Staff Sgt. Jessica Moore, Mental Health Services

 

From the 912th Air Refueling Squadron (March Air Reserve Base, Calif.)

  • Staff Sgt. Megan Nez, Aviation Maintenance
  • Staff Sgt. Yoshika Mazyck, Maintenance Production Management
  • Staff Sgt. Veneta White, Maintenance Production Management

 

From the 452nd Maintenance Squadron (March ARB)

  • Tech. Sgt. David Bustos, Aviation Maintenance
  • Staff Sgt. Victoria Connor, Non Destruction Testing Technology
  • Senior Master Sgt. Bryan Shifflett, Aviation Maintenance

 

From the 452nd Operation Support Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Javier Lugo, Aircrew Safety Systems Technology

 

From the 452nd Security Forces Squadron

  • Staff Sgt. Jacinto Nunez, Criminal Justice

 

From the 452nd Force Support Squadron

  • Tech. Sgt. William Kelly, Restaurant, Hotel and Fitness Management

 




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