Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall, the new senior enlisted leader assigned to the Office of the Chief, National Guard Bureau, is seen at the 2009 Joint Senior Leadership Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on Nov. 19, 2009, moments after Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley announced her appointment. The third senior enlisted leader to the CNGB, Jelinski-Hall is the first Air Guard member and the first woman to fill the role. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released)
McKinley selects new NGB senior enlisted leaderBy Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke
National Guard Bureau
ARLINGTON, Va. (11/19/09) – Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, announced today the selection of a new senior enlisted leader for the National Guard Bureau.
Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall of the Hawaii Air National Guard will be the third senior enlisted leader assigned to the Office of the Chief, National Guard Bureau. She will be responsible for advising McKinley on enlisted affairs of the 457,000 Soldiers and Airmen of the Army and Air National Guard.
“This was a very tough decision, because of all the very well-qualified candidates who applied for this position,” McKinley said. “Chief Jelinski-Hall will be a welcome addition to my staff.”..
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