McChord Chief Master Sergeant Selects for 2019
Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Kisse, 361st Recruiting Squadron superintendent, poses for a photo on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 26, 2019. He was one of the nine McChord Airmen selected this year for promotion to chief master sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. “Making chief master sergeant is a direct reflection of teachable moments molding me over the course of this journey. I am humbled to have been selected to join the Chief ranks and am blessed to have the opportunity to pay forward the leadership my chief mentors provided to me throughout my career. There is no such thing as a leadership style. We have unique and individual Airmen that make up our force. It’s our responsibility to adapt to that uniqueness, align the strengths and goals of those individuals with the mission, and champion a loyal and dedicated team. Chief master sergeant is not a rank you achieve on your own. I’m forever grateful countless teammates that I’ve worked alongside over years. I’m only on this list because of their efforts, faith and fortitude. Even more so, I’m indebted to my wife and children, they are the ones that truly sacrificed over the years, and my service is their service.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)