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    Garloch Promoted to Chief at the 188th

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    Story by Capt. Dylan Hollums 

    188th Wing

    The 188th Force Support Squadron promoted its new superintendent to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, during a ceremony held here, April 10, 2021.

    Garloch’s new role as the FSS superintendent allows him to support and assist members of the 188th Wing in all aspects of their career development, to include education, career enhancement, Airmen and family support, or quality of life programs. His new promotion also allows him to lead from the top, molding members of the 188th Wing and giving them the tools they need to be successful in their careers.

    “FSS, as a whole, is customer-service oriented and tends to be reactionary. I would like to empower people to own their processes and turn reactionary into proactivity,” Garloch said. “I would like to boost morale by empowering Airmen at the bottom and encouraging them to take charge of their responsibilities and lead in an upward direction.”

    Garloch credits many people with helping him get to where he’s at in his career, but when asked if anyone in particular stood out, he reflected on his time spent with Capt. Michelle Malone in the 188th Training Office.

    “Mutual respect is the foundation of any successful relationship, both professionally and personally, and that is exactly what I had with Mic during my time as a Maintenance Group Education and Training Manager," expressed Malone. "He helped solidify what I already understood prior to working with and for him… It is imperative that we respect and even appreciate the unique differences, skillsets, and attributes each person brings to the mission, team, whatever it may be. In fact, understanding and truly valuing those individual differences in ourselves and those around us is what makes any organization better and more cohesive; ultimately moving the unit in the right direction. That is exactly what comes to mind when I think of now Chief Garloch. His mentorship helped pave the way in my preparedness for future endeavors and success, and I have no doubt the Airmen he leads, both officer and enlisted, will be able to say the same about their experience with Chief. To say I’m proud of his great achievement is an understatement!”

    Garloch entered military service in 1989 and served in the regular Air Force for 5 years before separating and joining the Army National Guard for a brief time before joining the 188th Wing in 1997. Throughout his military service, Garloch has supported many operations including Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as obtaining numerous awards and decorations. Chief Master Sergeant is the highest enlisted rank a person can achieve in the United States Air Force.



    Date Taken: 04.10.2021
    Date Posted: 05.13.2021 12:05
    Story ID: 396301
    Location: FORT SMITH, AR, US 

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