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Eglin announce senior master sergeant selections

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Congratulations to the following master sergeants who were selected for promotion to the rank of senior master sergeant:

Air Education and Training Command
Michael Sellars 

Air Armament Center
Joseph Unpingco 

1st Special Operation Maintenance Squadron
Jason Howard

9th Special Operations Squadron
Earl Phillips

33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Thomas Friar
Roy Grubbs
Peter Williams 

33rd Maintenance Squadron
John Collier
Bryan Ternay
Bart Widder
Alexander Woida
Richard Wood

33rd Operations Support Squadron
Tyrone Robinson

40th Flight Test Squadron
Joy Josephson 

46th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Charles Casteele
Diane Hansen
Jack Horner
James Pons
Alexander Ragnoli

46th Operation Support Squadron
John Lee 

53rd Wing
Serena Rice

46th Range Management
Donald Wood

86th Fighter Weapons Squadron
Michael Hancock
John West 

96th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Christopher Schiro
Loyed Stanley

96th Medical Operations Squadron
James Jennings

96th Services Squadron
Darren Dunham 

728th Air Control Squadron
Richard Collazo

796th Civil Engineer Squadron
Terry Rembold

Air Force officials selected 1,450 of 13,216 eligible master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant for a selection rate of 10.97 percent. Last year's selection rate was 8.77 percent.

The average score for those selected was 661.49, which was based on the following point averages: 32.65 for time in grade, 21.24 for time in service, 135 for enlisted performance reports, 21.27 for decorations, 64.44 for Air Force supervisory examination and 386.89 for board score.

Those selected for senior master sergeant will be promoted according to their promotion sequence number beginning in April 2009.

(USAF Manpower, Personnel and Services News contributed to this article)