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17th Training Wing congratulates 2019 staff sergeant selects

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. select Cleofe Jensen, 17th Force Support Squadron career development technician, runs down the gauntlet receiving high-fives during the staff sergeant release party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 23, 2019. The primary focus of the noncommissioned officer tier of the enlisted force structure is to continue occupational growth and to develop themselves and their troops while accomplishing the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. select Cleofe Jensen, 17th Force Support Squadron career development technician, runs down the gauntlet receiving high-fives during the staff sergeant release party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 23, 2019. The primary focus of the noncommissioned officer tier of the enlisted force structure is to continue occupational growth and to develop themselves and their troops while accomplishing the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

U.S. Air Force staff sergeant selects pose for a photo with Goodfellow leadership during the staff sergeant release party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 23, 2019. Leadership and peers congratulated the selectees on their transition from junior enlisted Airmen to noncommissioned officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

U.S. Air Force staff sergeant selects pose for a photo with Goodfellow leadership during the staff sergeant release party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 23, 2019. Leadership and peers congratulated the selectees on their transition from junior enlisted Airmen to noncommissioned officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. select Johnathan Vetter, 17th Security Forces Squadron, receives his promotion certificate during the staff sergeant release party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 23, 2019. Staff sergeants are highly trained technicians with supervisory and training responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. select Johnathan Vetter, 17th Security Forces Squadron, receives his promotion certificate during the staff sergeant release party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 23, 2019. Staff sergeants are highly trained technicians with supervisory and training responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 17th Training Wing celebrated the newest staff sergeant selects during a release party at the event center here August 23, 2019.

Leadership and peers congratulated the selectees on their transition from junior enlisted Airmen to noncommissioned officers.

The primary focus of the noncommissioned officer tier of the enlisted force structure is to continue occupational growth and to develop themselves and their troops while accomplishing the mission. Staff sergeants are highly trained technicians with supervisory and training responsibilities. They operate as tactical experts at this level of leadership.

Congratulations to all staff sergeant selects:

(S)Sgt Dianiche Baxtron

(S)Sgt Kyle Carter

(S)Sgt Dalton Combs

(S)Sgt James Dillon

(S)Sgt Timothy Gill

(S)Sgt Gerardo Gonzalez

(S)Sgt Gray Harrison

(S)Sgt Zebulun Howard

(S)Sgt Cleofe Jensen

(S)Sgt Anthony Langford

(S)Sgt Arron Leatham

(S)Sgt John Lucero

(S)Sgt Contreal Lyles

(S)Sgt Krar Mahdi

(S)Sgt Troy Maheux

(S)Sgt Lyndsay Mulholland

(S)Sgt Delano Muniz

(S)Sgt Victoria Perez

(S)Sgt Bryan Potter

(S)Sgt Sydney Raqueno

(S)Sgt Anthony Santiago-Aponte

(S)Sgt Mercedes Santos

(S)Sgt Johnathan Vetter

(S)Sgt Erika Watson

(S)Sgt Seraiah Wolf