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Team Eglin has seven new chief selects

Chief announcement

Team Eglin’s newest chief master sergeant selectees show off their new stripes Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Senior Master Sgt. Jason Selman, 96th Civil Engineer Group, watches as he receives his new stripe after finding out he was selected for the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Auger, 96th Test Wing command chief, talks about Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Cauthen, 96th Mission Support Group, after announcing Cauthen’s selection to the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Senior Master Sgt. Karissa Gunter, 96th Mission Support Group, gets high fives from her peers after finding out she was selected for the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Senior Master Sgt. Larue Holliday, 53rd Wing, reacts to having his new stripe tacked on after finding out he was selected for the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Senior Master Sgt. Vincent Brass, 96th Medical Group, reacts as he has his new stripe tacked on after finding out he was selected for the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Senior Master Sgt. Gabriel Wright, 33rd Maintenance Group, has his new stripe tacked on after finding out he was selected for the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Chief announcement

Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Perry, 96th Maintenance Group, stands in shock after finding out he was selected for the rank of chief master sergeant Dec. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Base leadership visited all seven of the selectees to congratulate them on the accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

More than 30 of Team Eglin’s officer and enlisted leadership descended on multiple strategic targets across the base Dec. 3.  This wasn’t a no-notice inspection or to check up on their Airmen, but to spread some good news.


The leadership’s targets were seven unaware senior master sergeants recently selected for chief in the current promotion cycle.


As the leadership caravan crisscrossed the base picking up new leaders, looks of shock, then joy occurred at each stop.


When the new selects addressed the crowd of their peers, the one through line for all was the goal could not have been reached alone.  Each spoke of the help and guidance they received throughout their career that allowed them to reach the enlisted pinnacle.


Only 479 senior master sergeants were selected this year out of 2,241 eligible for a selection rate of 21.37 percent.


Congratulations to the following chief master sergeant selectees:


96th Test Wing
Vincent Brass
Anthony Cauthen
Karissa Gunter
Thomas Perry
Jason Selman
33rd Fighter Wing
Gabriel Wright
53rd Wing
Larue Holliday


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