POMEROY — Christopher L. Knight, son of Vincent and Susan Knight of Pomeroy, who has been in the U.S. Air Force since 1995, has been promoted to Senior Master Sergeant.
The graduate of Meigs High School is now superintendent of the 505th Test and Evaluation Group (TEG) at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. He is the enlisted advisor to the 505 TEG commander on issues affecting the health, welfare, morale, training, utilization and professional development of the group’s enlisted airmen.
Knight also has an extensive background in communications systems maintenance. He has expertise in communications engineering and installation, air traffic control communication systems, land mobile radio systems, mobile satellite service and has held various supervisory and leadership positions to include NCOIC-Maintenance Operations Center, Ground Radio Systems, and Transmission Systems.
Knight chaired selection boards for enlisted awards programs, evaluated performance reports and decorations and make recommendations for promotions.
Since being in the Air Force he has completed numerous educational programs for non-commissioned officers. His assignments have ranged from service overseas in Japan, Korea and Guam, as well in numerous states from Mississippi to California.
He has received major awards and decorations for his service including the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters,the Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with six Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
His other achievements include the 36th Communications Squadron, NCO of the Quarter for 2006; the 36th Wing Communications and Information NCOI of the Year in 2007, the 374th Airlift Wing, Communications and Information SNCOof the year in 2009, the 374th Communications Squadron, SNCO of the Quarter, both 2010 and 2011,
Knight resides in Las Vegas with his son, Luke M. Knight.