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Local guardsman promoted
Chief Hager
Chief MSgt. Thomas Hager
Senior Master Sgt. Thomas E. Hager has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the Air National Guard or U S Air Force.
Hager received a personal notice of promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from lieutenant general David Poythress, commander of the Georgia Air National Guard.
The pinning ceremony was hosted at the 165th Airlift Wing, GA Air National Guard, headquartered at the Savannah International Airport.
Hager currently serves as the equipment maintenance flight (EMF) superintendent for the 165th Maintenance Group, which is responsible for maintaining the airworthiness of the C-130 H aircraft assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing.
In this capacity, he serves as the first line supervisor for three element supervisors and the second line supervisor for about 40 subordinates, overseeing and coordinating overall EMF maintenance efforts and performs long range planning for the flight.
He and his wife, Deborah, reside in Midway.
They have two children, Christina and Tommy; and three grandchildren, Tristan, Michael and Mary Kathryn.
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