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Promoting through performance

(U.S. Air Force graphic/Alexx Pons)

(U.S. Air Force graphic/Alexx Pons)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Five 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, Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Alcala, 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, will promote to the rank of chief master sergeant; Master Sgts. Laura Angeles, 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nicholas Kundert, 731st Airlift Squadron and Daniel Landers, 302nd Operations Group will promote to the rank of senior master sergeant; Tech. Sgt. Jessica Michael, 302nd Operations Group, will promote to the rank of master sergeant.

"This is a great accomplishment for these men and women." said Chief Master Sgt. Kahn Scalise, the 302nd AW command chief. "It’s thanks to the outstanding commanders, superintendents and supervisors here putting a lot of time and effort into writing the packages for these Airmen to get them promoted. I can’t say how much I appreciate that effort.”

The next STEP II cycle starts in the spring of 2020.