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Career assistance advisor set to support Airmen

Master Sgt. Michael Kennedy, Hanscom’s career assistance advisor, poses for a photo at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 29. As the CAA, Kennedy will help enlisted Airmen navigate their professional enhancement and development opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

Master Sgt. Michael Kennedy, Hanscom’s career assistance advisor, poses for a photo at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 29. As the CAA, Kennedy will help enlisted Airmen navigate their professional enhancement and development opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Hanscom career assistance advisor is poised to assist enlisted Airmen with their professional development and opportunities.

Master Sgt. Michael Kennedy assumed the role Oct. 1.

“Whether it’s advice, advancement, education or retraining, I’m here to assist Airmen with whatever questions they have about their career,” said Kennedy.

A 17-year Air Force veteran, Kennedy most recently served as a 66th Security Forces Squadron Defense Force Operations flight chief. He jumped at the opportunity to serve as the CAA after a temporary duty as the noncommissioned officer in charge of First Term Airman Course during a previous assignment.

“I loved playing a role in our Airmen’s first impression of the Air Force,” he said. “It may be cliché, but they are our future. We need to ensure we pay attention and develop them the right way into leaders.”

Chief Master Sgt. William Hebb, installation command chief, said Kennedy was selected for his experience as a leader and instructor, molding and mentoring young Airmen, and his passion to be a voice for Airmen.

“Sergeant Kennedy is a crucial resource to the installation, ensuring our Airmen have the tools, the know-how, and the direction to achieve their goals,” said Hebb.

Kennedy will also oversee NCO and Senior NCO seminars, and says he looks forward to helping Team Hanscom advance and succeed.

“My door is always open, my phone is always on,” he said. “I’m all about helping our team the way my mentors helped me.”

Kennedy is located at the Education Center in Building 1728, room 17. Airmen can reach him at 781-225-5935 or Michael.Kennedy.19@us.af.mil.