Six AFAFRICA master sergeants are selected for promotion

Senior Master Sgt. (select) Scott Jessen, 17th Air Force Air Transportation manager, learns about his promotion to E-8 through Maj. Gen. Ronald Ladnier, 17th Air Force commander, March 4. Six master sergeants from 17th AF were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefanie Torres)

Senior Master Sgt. (select) Scott Jessen, 17th Air Force Air Transportation manager, learns about his promotion to E-8 through Maj. Gen. Ronald Ladnier, 17th Air Force commander, March 4. Six master sergeants from 17th AF were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefanie Torres)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Master Sgt. (select) Christopher Penberthy, 17th Air Force manager of capabilities and integration, learns about his selection to E-8 by reading a congratulatory memo handed to him by Maj. Gen. Ronald Ladnier, 17th AF commander, March 5. Six master sergeants from 17th AF were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefanie Torres)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Senior Master Sgt. (select) Christopher Penberthy, 17th Air Force manager of capabilities and integration, learns about his selection to E-8 by reading a congratulatory memo handed to him by Maj. Gen. Ronald Ladnier, 17th AF commander, March 5. Six master sergeants from 17th AF were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefanie Torres)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Maj. Gen. Ronald Ladnier, 17th Air Force commander, congratulates Senior Master Sgt. (select) David Morse on his selection for promotion March 4. Sergeant Morse is the 617th Air and Space Operations Center NCO in charge of the Air Mobility Division. Six master sergeants from 17th AF were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefanie Torres)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Maj. Gen. Ronald Ladnier, 17th Air Force commander, congratulates Senior Master Sgt. (select) David Morse on his selection for promotion March 4. Sergeant Morse is the 617th Air and Space Operations Center NCO in charge of the Air Mobility Division. Six master sergeants from 17th AF were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefanie Torres)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The Air Force announced the results for the senior master sergeant promotion cycle March 4. The Air Force selected 1,269 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant from 13,741 eligible master sergeants, and six master sergeants came from 17th Air Force.

17th Air Force's newest senior master sergeant selects are:

Master Sgt. David Morse
617th Air and Space Operations Center Air Mobility Division NCO in charge

Master Sgt. David Busby
17th AF Sustainment manager

Master Sgt. Scott Jessen
17th AF Air Transportation manager

Master Sgt. Michael Keeler
17th AF Assessments and Engagements manager

Master Sgt. Christopher Penberthy
17th AF Capabilities and Integration manager

Master Sgt. Bernadette Simmons
17th AF Command Surgeon superintendent