McChord Chief Master Sergeant Selects for 2019

Senior Master Sgt. Adrien Ruisenor, 62nd Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, poses for a photo on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 26, 2019. He was one of the nine McChord Airmen selected this year for promotion to chief master sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. “I am excited about the possibilities this promotion brings and the changes that it will allow me to make. To me, it shows that you don’t have to have this dream or goal of progressing through the ranks, you can just work hard at your job, and take care of your people, and that’s enough. The Air Force will notice your worth. A piece of mentorship given to me was ‘you’re not so important that the Air Force is going to stop without you, so do the best that you can while you’re still a part of it.’ This one hit me hard as a young non-commissioned officer who thought he was hot stuff, but it really opened my eyes. It doesn’t matter where you get moved to. The Air Force is full of high potential Airmen, and one of them is going to step up and fill the void. You had your opportunity and you should have made it as good as possible for the next guy. I am so proud of all my teams, troops, and teammates. I don’t know why I was so lucky, or how it happened, but my teams were always the most cohesive and hardest working people, and just plainly the best at what they did. They all have been a part of this and I am so proud that we have always been able to come together and make it happen. Thank you to everyone.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck
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