McChord Chief Master Sgt. Selects for 2019
Senior Master Sgt. Adam Boubede, 627th Civil Engineering Squadron superintendent, poses for a photo on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 3, 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. “I feel honored to have achieved such a distinction and humbled by the new challenges that it will bring. Reflecting on this accomplishment has led me to be grateful for all of my experiences that got me here and I’m thankful for having received all of the mentorship along my journey. I am excited to have an even greater opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders. ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ is a simple and effective motto that I learned early in my career. Competitiveness can certainly tear down relationships and organizations, but the dynamic changes drastically when we leverage each other’s strengths for mutual benefit and we understand that we grow stronger together rather than apart. An important principle that has proved its worth repeatedly is ‘never forget where I came from.’ I use this mantra as a guide to ensure I am mindful of how my actions, decisions, and behaviors affects all Airmen. Becoming a Chief only serves to emphasize the importance of this message and I will continue to practice it.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

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