Air Force

February 1, 2013

From the outgoing Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

Fellow Airmen

by Chief Master Sergeant James A. Roy
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III congratulates Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy at Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Jan. 24, 2013, during his retirement ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

I will soon retire from active duty after more than 30 years of service. Before I do that, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do, one more time.

Today’s Air Force is an incredible institution. The amazing things you accomplish every day are a testament to the innovative spirit of today’s Airmen. Whether you are deployed overseas, deployed in-place, working in the nuclear enterprise, working in a Joint or coalition billet, or working at the squadron, group, wing, Numbered Air Force, Major Command, or Headquarters Air Force level, you are making a difference! Whether you are in the active duty component, Air National Guard, or Air Force Reserve; enlisted, officer, or civilian, you are an important part of our Total Force team. You are the reason our combatant commanders are confident in the United States Air Force.

I also want to thank our families, who play a huge role in our Air Force’s success. Without the support of our family members, we could not begin to be as effective as we are. Through their selfless sacrifice, they empower Airmen to get the job done. Please make sure your family knows Ms. Paula and I appreciate them.

After more than three years of traveling around the world as your CMSAF, one thing is abundantly clear to me: Your commitment to mission is incredible! It has been an absolute honor to represent you.

For these reasons, I will retire with a smile on my face. I know the Air Force is in great hands with Secretary Donley, General Welsh and your next CMSAF, Chief Jim Cody at the helm.

I also know you will continue to make us all proud to be part of the world’s greatest Air Force — powered by Airmen, fueled by innovation.




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