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By Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta, 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 07, 2018
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Alexx Pons)
Eight Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing are set to add another stripe to their sleeves after earning an early promotion through the Air Force Reserve Stripes for Exceptional Performers II program.
The STEP II program recognizes enlisted reservists throughout the Air Force Reserve Command who prove themselves as exceptional performers within their career field and their ability to serve in the rank they promote in to.
On Oct. 1, Master Sgts. Shane Palm, 302nd AW Safety Office, and Jeanette Rummel, 731st Airlift Squadron, will promote to the rank of senior master sergeant. Tech. Sgts. Jamila Bryant, 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Randy Flanery 302nd AW Chaplain’s Office, will promote to the rank of master sergeant. Staff Sgts. Meagan Hasty, 39th Aerial Port Squadron, Matt Kenny, 302nd Operations Group, and Amber Sorsek, 302nd AW Public Affairs, will promote to the rank of technical sergeant.
Master Sgt. Christopher Meyer, 39th APS, also earned a master sergeant stripe through the program, but promoted earlier after being selected as his squadron’s superintendent.
"In some career positions in the Air Force Reserve, reservists cannot promote beyond that assigned rank," said Chief Master Sgt. Kahn Scalise, the 302nd AW command chief. "With the STEP II program, our top performers have the opportunity to compete with their peers across the command and earn a promotion in rank based on their dedication to the mission and expertise within their career field."
The next STEP II cycle starts in the spring of 2019. For more information on the STEP II program, click here.