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News | March 23, 2022

JBER hosts Chief Induction Ceremony

By Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hosted its annual Chief Master Sergeant Induction ceremony March 18.
Honoring seven enlisted leaders from across the 3rd Wing and 673d Air Base Wing, leadership recognized the Airmen’s promotion to the ninth and highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force.
With the rank being created in 1959, only one percent of the total enlisted force will hold the rank of chief master sergeant at a given time.
Honorees from the 3rd Wing:
Chief Master Sgt. Horace Abner Jr.
3rd Maintenance Group wing weapons manager
Hometown: Barnwell, South Carolina

Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson
3rd Wing Inspector General & Wing Staff Agency senior enlisted leader
Hometown: Lake City, Michigan

Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Perry
3rd Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent
Hometown: Hamden, Connecticut

Senior Master Sgt. Chad R. Thompson
3rd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Complex chief controller
Hometown: Islip, New York

Honorees from the 673d Air Base Wing:

Chief Master Sgt. Jon Phillips
732nd Air Mobility Squadron senior enlisted leader
Hometown: Choctaw Beach, Florida

Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Simien
773d Logistics Readiness Squadron senior enlisted manager
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Senior Master Sgt. Michael A. Riley
673 Civil Engineer Squadron senior enlisted leader
Hometown: Carrollton, Missouri

The complete photo album is at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arcticwarrior/albums/72177720297572593