A total of 495 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced Nov. 24. Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 495 applications as part of the Officer Training School non-rated selection board 14OT04. With the board's selection rate of 32.53 percent, 161 applicants were selected to serve as officers. Of the 161 selected, 100 enlisted members earned the chance to attend OTS and trade their stripes for gold bars as second lieutenants. As part of the selection process, board members review both objective and subjective factors. Objectively, the board considers each applicant's academic discipline, grade point average and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test scores. Subjectively, board members evaluate work experience, accomplishments, adaptability, character, leadership ability, potential for future growth and other recommendations. For active-duty enlisted members, performance reports and commanders' recommendations are also evaluated. Three Air Force colonels review every application. The selection process is similar to an Air Force officer promotion board. No single factor leads to an individual's selection or non-selection, according to OTS selection officials. Candidates selected can expect to attend basic officer training at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in 2015. For more information concerning OTS and the application process, active-duty members should visit the basic officer training website on the Air Force Portal; civilians should contact the nearest Air Force recruiter. Active-duty selectees: Senior Airman Johnathan Gutierrez Senior Airman William Harris Senior Airman Jonathan Huffman Senior Airman Ronald Miller Senior Airman James Paterick Senior Airman Dwight Patterson Senior Airman Thomas Reichert Senior Airman Noah Rivers Senior Airman Aaron Salazar Senior Airman Eugenio Vives Alvarez Senior Airman Scott Wolfmeyer Staff Sgt. Matthew Amato Staff Sgt. Joel Arnett Staff Sgt. Daniel Banaszynski Staff Sgt. Shawn Caporale Staff Sgt. Brian Caskie Staff Sgt. Kaily Collins Staff Sgt. David Diaz Iraheta Staff Sgt. Johnathon Edgerton Staff Sgt. Cody Engelke Staff Sgt. Thomas Fohl Staff Sgt. Brandon Gilliland Staff Sgt. Travis Hunt Staff Sgt. Joseph Hymel Staff Sgt. Joseph Karabelski Staff Sgt. Jamecia Lazard Staff Sgt. Vincent Lee Staff Sgt. Rachel Markham Staff Sgt. Armondo Mercado Staff Sgt. David Ollivant Staff Sgt. Lawrence Rajab Staff Sgt. Matthew Ranucci Staff Sgt. Jose Rosario Staff Sgt. Nicholas Ruiz Staff Sgt. Anthony Sanford Staff Sgt. Christopher Shrader Staff Sgt. Matthew Simpson Staff Sgt. Justin Smith Staff Sgt. Pierre Sutton Jr. Staff Sgt. Jason Waddy Staff Sgt. Tony Wagner Staff Sgt. Christopher Walker Staff Sgt. Joseph Watts Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson Staff Sgt. Matthew Wiltgen Tech. Sgt. Nikolai Adderley Tech. Sgt. Michael Atkins Tech. Sgt. Esteban Bedoya Hernandez Tech. Sgt. Marshall Black Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bruce Tech. Sgt. Bryan Byrd Tech. Sgt. Christina Camp Tech. Sgt. Shaun Chaplin Tech. Sgt. Jack Cornelis Tech. Sgt. Matthew Duncan Tech. Sgt. Lauren Etter Tech. Sgt. Jason Guthner Tech. Sgt. Daniel Hansen Tech. Sgt. David Hough Tech. Sgt. Edward Jenkins, II Tech. Sgt. Raymond Johnson Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Kaplan Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Karr Tech. Sgt. Miranda Kelewood Tech. Sgt. Alex Lega Tech. Sgt. Victoria Lopez Tech. Sgt. James McMaster Tech. Sgt. Willard Mitchell Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Montgomery Tech. Sgt. Steve Muro Tech. Sgt. Ryan Music Tech. Sgt. William Naron Tech. Sgt. Christopher Nichols Tech. Sgt. James Nolan Tech. Sgt. Joshua Ort Tech. Sgt. Antonio Payne Tech. Sgt. Alexander Perkins Tech. Sgt. Kathryn Piccola Tech. Sgt. Jaclyn Pienkowski Tech. Sgt. Anthony Polizzi Tech. Sgt. Gary Pongetti Tech. Sgt. Julie Rhoades Tech. Sgt. James Selix Tech. Sgt. Christian Sledge Tech. Sgt. Michael Southam Tech. Sgt. Steven St. John Tech. Sgt. Daniel Strom Tech. Sgt. Donald Summerhays Tech. Sgt. Roger Tremblay Tech. Sgt. Michael Vander Sys Tech. Sgt. Tommy Voie Master Sgt. Natalia Cobbins Master Sgt. Andrew Fraser Master Sgt. Christopher Gremling Master Sgt. Justin Hemken Master Sgt. Alexander Hernandez Master Sgt. Eric Matzek Master Sgt. Joel Pelletier Master Sgt. Jason Quadros Master Sgt. Lydell Scott Civilian selectees: Gregory Anderson Christopher Arnold Joel Atienza Paolo Bingham Brandon Boggs Lee Britt Ryan Bullock Joshua Burkhart Joshua Butterworth Matthew Clark John Cuellar Brian Dadson Albert Depman Lester Disney Ongsa Ektanitphong Jacob Fedors Justin Fronce Connor Gates Dana Gauci Carlos Gaxiola Neri Taylor Gruey Larry Hallock Zachary Henderson Jordan Jones Scott Jonson Danielle Kelly Jerrod Kempf Wei Lee Jonathan Londono Hayden Lopez Neili Maldonado Yahmuel Marx Meara McCarthy Gina McGhee Michael McGuire Aasish Nepal Ikenna Olelewe Nichole Pallan Cody Pizzaia John Pollock Robert Puccinelli Elizabeth Quinn Christopher Ramos Anthony Rodriguez Benjamin Roettger Matthew Schall Brandon Horton Armando Mercado Brian Siegrist Christopher Sikes Adam Silver Daniel Smith Braxon Tawatao Billie Taylor Ashlie Thompson James Trachier Joshua Verbeten Timothy Vitou Aaron Ware Thomas Wilhelm Don Yang
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