Chief Induction Ceremony
By Tech. Sgt. Michael Touchette, 120th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 01, 2014
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- More than 165 friends and family members gathered at the Meadow Lark Country Club in Great Falls, Montana, to celebrate and honor five newly promoted chief master sergeants May 3.
Chief Master Sgts. James Dixon, Scott Fink, Brian W. Furr, Blair McAnally and Randy Remsen were honored by the Montana Air National Guard's Chief's Council as the newest members of the elite group comprising only one percent of the Guard.
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Zumbrun, State Command Chief Master Sgt., was the master of ceremony for the evening.
A social hour preceded the induction ceremony.
Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn, Adjutant General of Montana, was the guest speaker following the induction ceremony.
"I talk to anyone who will listen and tell them about the Montana Air National Guard and what you've accomplished," said Quinn.
Quinn commend the chiefs on their promotions and charged them with developing their subordinates and leading the Montana Guard into the future.
Furr, one of two chiefs from the 219th RED HORSE Squadron, had ever been to a chief's induction prior to this one.
"It's definitely a unique experience," said Furr. "It's a special time in your career, so it's nice to see that they do something special for it."
Furr's family was in attendance, including his father, an Air Force retiree.
"My dad is retired Air Force, so it was really nice to have him come up there and see it and to have the whole family there to see it," Furr said.
"It's a great celebration to really recognize these chiefs and their accomplishments as senior leaders of the enlisted force and how they will take care of the Airmen to make sure that we succeed in our current mission and help give the right focus to Airmen for the future," said Col. Pete Hronek, the 120th Airlift Wing commander.