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U.S. AIR FORCE Senor Airman Carl Mason Metcalf was promoted to staff sergeant on Aug. 1. Staff sergeant is E-5 in the U.S. Air Force. It is the Air Force’s first non-commissioned officer rank, as well as the first Air Force rank to which promotion is attained on a competitive basis. Staff sergeants are expected to be technically proficient and function as first-line supervisors. Mason is the son of Sherri Morris of Cleveland and Carl Metcalf of Oklahoma City. He is the brother of Slade Saffles of Cleveland.
U.S. AIR FORCE Senor Airman Carl Mason Metcalf was promoted to staff sergeant on Aug. 1. Staff sergeant is E-5 in the U.S. Air Force. It is the Air Force’s first non-commissioned officer rank, as well as the first Air Force rank to which promotion is attained on a competitive basis. Staff sergeants are expected to be technically proficient and function as first-line supervisors. Mason is the son of Sherri Morris of Cleveland and Carl Metcalf of Oklahoma City. He is the brother of Slade Saffles of Cleveland.
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Sarah E. Ritterhouse

Army Cadet Sarah E. Ritterhouse has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills.

The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating “hands-on” training.

The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets’ self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level operations field training.

Ritterhouse is a student at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

She is the daughter of Andy Anderson of Cleveland.

Christopher J. Carty

Army Cadet Christopher J. Carty has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating “hands-on” training.

The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets’ self-confidence, leadership potential, decision making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level operations field training.

Carty is a student at Carson Newman University, Jefferson.

He is the son of Shirley Grady of Cleveland.

Carty graduated in 2008 from Cleveland High School.