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Goodfellow welcomes newest Chief

Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander (right), administers the Oath of Enlistment to Chief Master Sgt. (select) Darryl Furby, the superintendent of the 314th Training Squadron (left), at a recognition ceremony for the new Chief Feb. 9 at the base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan)

Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander (right), administers the Oath of Enlistment to Chief Master Sgt. (select) Darryl Furby, the superintendent of the 314th Training Squadron (left), at a recognition ceremony for the new Chief Feb. 9 at the base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The base theater was filled by the sounds of applause and congratulations Feb. 9, when Goodfellow recognized its newest chief master sergeant select.

Senior Master Sgt. Darryl S. Furby was officially acknowledged for his promotion to the Air Force's highest enlisted grade in a ceremony carried out by the Goodfellow Chief's Group. Sgt. Furby is currently set to be promoted June 1.

The deep-voiced senior master sergeant is the superintendent of the 314th Training Squadron at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., where he is responsible for the management and training of the Signals Intelligence Apprentice, Basic Foreign Instrumentation Special Signals Intelligence and High-Powered Spectrum Workstation Maintenance courses, as well as the senior enlisted management of all assigned personnel.

Chief (select) Furby, a La Mirada, Calif., native, entered the Air Force in 1980. He has served as an instructor and evaluator for Airborne Special Signals, Airborne Signals Analysts and Datalink Operators for the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint throughout most of his career.

Additionally, he has flown on more than 534 combat, combat support and sensitive reconnaissance operation missions, totaling more than 5500 flying hours.