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NEWS | Jan. 7, 2015

Five 315th AW officers selected for colonel

By Michael Dukes 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 315th Airlift Wing commander recently announced five officers have been selected for promotion to colonel in the latest officer promotion round.

The following lieutenant colonels were selected:

Cade Gibson, 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander
Chris Hobbs, 315th Maintenance Group deputy commander
Jerome McLin, 315th Mission Support Group deputy commander for transportation
Amber Kasbeer, 315th Civil Engineer Flight deputy commander
Thomas McNamara, 701st Airlift Squadron commander

"I would like to extend my congratulations to each of our new colonel-selects," said Col. Jamie Fontanella, 315th AW  commander. "Promotions at this level are extremely competitive. And with five total from across the 315th Airlift Wing, we are genuinely pleased, and quite proud of our selects. Well done everyone!"

AFRC promotions to the grade of colonel require Senate confirmation. After Senate confirmation, officers will be promoted in increments announced by HQ USAF/REP. HQ ARPC/PBE will publish promotion orders at the appropriate time and will enter selection data in MILPDS. Orders announcing the promotion will be published and posted in a member's Personnel Records Display Application, including orders for limited extended active duty officers selected by Reserve Active Status List promotion boards.