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NEWS | Nov. 15, 2007

Lackland chiefs get true promotion surprise

For the first time, 416 senior master sergeants learned of their promotion to chief master sergeant online on Nov. 14 as the Air Force moves to virtual promotions notification.

Congratulations to the following senior master sergeants from Lackland who were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant:

37th Communications Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. Richard Halseth

37th Security Forces Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Simonton

59th Surgical Operations Group
Senior Master Sgt. David Williams

320th Training Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. Nancy Judge

Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
Senior Master Sgt. Terrence Alexander
Senior Master Sgt. James Dollar

59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. David Ashley

59th Medical Inpatient Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. Beth Peura
Air Force Security Forces Center
Senior Master Sgt. Armando Celaya

College for Enlisted Professional Military Education
Senior Master Sgt. Franklin Harman

59th Medical Wing
Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Kahapea

Cryptologic Systems Group
Senior Master Sgt. Steven Mahler

33rd Network Warfare Squadron
Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Patterson

369th Air Force Recruiting Group
Senior Master Sgt. Gary Porter 

Air Force statistics:
Number eligible: 2,476
Number selected: 416
Air Force-wide selection rate: 16.8 percent