Ceremony to induct technical sergeants as senior NCOs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Eleven technical sergeants will cross into the senior noncommissioned officer ranks during the annual senior NCO Induction Ceremony Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Minuteman Commons.

The scheduled guest speaker for the event is Hanscom Command Chief Master Sgt. Henry L. Hayes, Jr.

The ceremony is the culmination of a four-day class the 11 technical sergeants participate in. The class is the Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Seminar that the Hanscom Top 3 hosts.

“The Air Force established the senior NCO professional enhancement seminar to better prepare each honoree who will be recognized during this year’s ceremony as they enter the top tier of the enlisted force,” said Master Sgt. Bonidick Bonifacio, 66th Medical Squadron Command Support Section Chief. “The ceremony is also an opportunity to formally recognize their accomplishments and to highlight the contributions of their families.”

The cost to attend this year’s event is $27 per person. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5. Organizers ask those interested in attending to RSVP by Sept. 19 to Master Sgt. John E. Fisher at john.fisher.13@us.af.mil or Bonifacio at bonidick.bonifacio@us.af.mil.

The following technical sergeants will participate in this year’s course and ceremony:

Tech. Sgt. Jaime Beltran, 319th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. David Fell, 64th Air Refueling Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Marie Garcia, 313th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Heinze, 319th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Joshua Okoth, Air Force Research Laboratory
Tech. Sgt. Tyler Pestell, 319th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Adrian Poke, 313th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Fernando Reyes, 64th Air Refueling Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Jock Whatley, 319th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Steven Winiarski, 319th Recruiting Squadron
Tech. Sgt. James Rivas, 64th Air Refueling Squadron

For further information, contact Bonifacio at 781-225-6251.