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Ronan is new 22 AF Command Chief

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Chief Master Sergeant Clinton J. Ronan is the new Command Chief Master Sergeant at 22nd Air Force here. He comes to 22nd AF from the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, where he served there as the unit’s Command Chief Master Sergeant.

Ronan replaces Chief Master Sergeant Michael F. Thorpe, who is scheduled to retire in June.

“I am truly humbled by this honor,” said Ronan. “I look forward to visiting 22nd AF units, learning from your experiences, and listening to your concerns in order to best advocate for the continued development of Airmen.”

Ronan enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1991 and has spent most of his 25 years of military service in the maintenance career field. A graduate of numerous Air Force technical and leadership training programs, he holds an Associate Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, a Baccalaureate Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Technology from the State University of New York Buffalo State College. In his civilian life, Ronan is a team leader with the Defense Contract Management Agency’s Navy Special Emphasis Operations in Buffalo.

"I look forward to Chief Ronan's leadership and advocacy for our Double Deuce Airmen," said Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, 22nd Air Force commander. "The competition for his role was strong and I applaud and thank all the chiefs who applied. Having Chief Ronan in the seat full time, for at least the next year, will be a big win for our enlisted force and allow him to carry on the initiatives Chief Thorpe adeptly had in place.

"He brings to us the TR's perspective of the challenges of managing the employer, the family and the Reserve. He is a strategic thinker who brings a wealth of experience from his civilian job. Chief Ronan is certainly the right chief for 22 Air Force and I look forward to partnering with him."