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Red Tails celebrate newest Technical Sergeant Selectees

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Foster
  • 332d Air Expeditionary Wing


Red Tails from the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated the wing’s newest technical sergeants during an E-6 release party July 23.

The U.S. Air Force’s Enlisted Force Structure, known to Airmen as the “Brown Book” due to its dark tan cover, outlines the roles and responsibilities for each enlisted rank. This handbook explains that the noncommissioned officers (NCO) tier preserves our legacy and heritage by focusing on leading teams and shaping the future force.

Several sections of the book describe the critical role of the NCO, and how they will be proficient in Airmen leadership qualities and mentor their subordinates and peers through continual education, training, and experience to develop ready and disciplined teams. 

Brigadier General Ryan R. Messer, 332d AEW commander, said “Your promotion exemplifies your technical skill, leadership, and standard of excellence. We are fortunate to have you as team members.”

“Promotion to technical sergeant is very competitive, this year the promotion rate was only 16 percent,” says Messer.

Congratulations to the 332d AEW technical sergeant selects:

Staff Sgt. Tak Chuen K. Chung, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt.  Daniel K. Dankwa, 332d Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron

Staff Sgt. Charity D. Jones, 332d Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron

Staff Sgt. Marcelo O. Marciano, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron

Staff Sgt. Mathew E. Milukas, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing

Staff Sgt. Austin M. Nees, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing

Staff Sgt. Cathryn J. Rhodes, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing

Staff Sgt. Rickey H. Smith, 332d Operations Support Squadron

Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Thompson, 332d Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Jonathan D, Wasson 332d Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron

Staff Sgt. Malik S. Williams, 332d Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Brandon Willis, 332d Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron