Reservists Have New Command Chief

CMSgt. Dwight Badgett is Air Force Reserve Command’s new command chief master sergeant. Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner, Air Force Reserve chief, selected Badgett last month for the command’s top enlisted post, saying Badgett has “a depth and breadth of experience that will allow him to relate to and understand the unique needs” of Reserve airmen. Badgett, who started his Air Force career in 1982 as a traffic management specialist, becomes the sixth command chief since AFRC became a major command in 1997. He replaces CMSgt. Troy McIntosh, who is now with the Pentagon’s wounded warrior program representing reservists’ interests. Badgett said two of his top priorities are enlisted force development and grade structure at the unit level. “The Air Force has taken care of me for 27 years,” he said, adding, “It’s my job to give something back now.” Badgett had been serving since last July as the chief enlisted manager for AFRC’s 4,800 civil engineers. (Robins June 12 report by TSgt. Drew Nystrom)