NCI Agency staff member, Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt, OR-8) Andre Wilson, US Air Force has been selected for promotion to Chief Master Sergeant (OR-9). Only 1% of US service men and women gets promoted to this rank, so this is no small achievement on his part.
Christmas comes early…
At the start of an Air Command and Control section meeting at NCI Agency CIS Support Unit (CSU) Ramstein on 7 December, the meeting was temporarily hi-jacked by Brigadier General Kevin Huyck (Allied Air Command Deputy Chief of Staff Operations) , Colonel (COL) Mark Ciero (Allied Air Command Director of Management & US Air Force Element Commander), and COL Kevin Johnson (CSU Commander) accompanied by a number of personnel from CSU Ramstein and Allied Air Command Headquarters. The reason for this unexpected event was for them to break good news to the section head, Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt, OR-8) Andre Wilson, US Air Force. He had been selected for promotion to Chief Master Sergeant (OR-9).
"I am truly humbled to be given the opportunity to serve as Chief. Working in NATO makes it special, as I get a chance to share our enlisted heritage with members of our multi-national team, " commented SMSgt Wilson.
SMSgt Wilsons' last assignment was to Vandenberg Air Base in California, which also happens to be where COL Johnson had his last assignment. Although being assigned to different units, COL Johnson revealed in his comments that upon learning that they were both going to CSU Ramstein, he quietly sought out information about SMSgt Wilson from the Chiefs around the base.
COL Johnson said, "Everyone I spoke with was confident that SMSgt Wilson would be a Chief." They have been proven right.
SMSgt Wilson joined US Air Force in 1997. His career started out with 4 years as a vehicle operator, and has since been within the communications field. He has been assigned to California, Hawaii, Republic of Korea and Germany, with deployments taking him to Saudi Arabia, Africa and south-west Asia.
Born and raised in Germany, SMSgt Wilson is fluent in German, and was happy to get his second assignment to Germany. He joined the Air Command and Control section at CSU Ramstein on 1 August 2016.
NCI Agency congratulates CMSgt-select Wilson on his selection for promotion!