Ramstein chief master sergeant to become Air Force's top enlisted leader
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein has tapped the command chief master sergeant for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa to be the Air Force’s next top enlisted leader.
Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright is Goldfein’s pick to be the 18th chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Goldfein announced Wednesday during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Wright will assume his new position in February, after the retirement of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, who’s been on the job since January 2013.
Wright is a four-time command chief with experience at the squadron, group, wing, numbered air force and major command levels. He’s currently the command chief master sergeant for USAFE-AFAFRICA at Ramstein Air Base.
Goldfein called choosing a new chief master sergeant of the Air Force “the most critical personnel selection I will make during my tenure” because of the important relationship between a senior officer and his or her senior enlisted leader.
“When it works — like it has — it’s magic,” he said in remarks from the ceremony that were recorded in a video posted to his official Facebook page.
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