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Canfield resident retires from air base

May 1, 2014
The Town Crier

Chief Master Sergeant Troy K. Rhoades, recently retired as Command Chief as the 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna.

A retirement ceremony was held April 5 at the airbase with a dinner following at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman.

During his command, Rhoades advised the commander on matters concerning the health, morale, welfare and effective utilization of the reserve members within the wing and served as the commander's representative to numerous committees, council, boards and military and civilian functions.

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Chief Master Sergeant Troy K. Rhoades

After enlisting in the Air Force Reserve in 1983, Rhoades attended basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He graduated from security police school in Lackland in 1984 and joined the 910th Airlift Wing in 1984 as a security police specialist.

During his career with the 910th Airlift Wing, Rhoades has been a member of the 910th Security Forces Squadron. His assignments included Squad Leader, Operations NCOIC, Squadron Superintendent and Security Forces Manager, responsible for the effective management of five facilities, 72 traditional reservists, 23 civilians and 17 Air Reserve Technicians.

In May, 2006, he was assigned to Air Force Reserve Command headquarters, Warner Robins, Ga., as Security Forces Manager, and was responsible for providing functional and reservists' expertise for all Air Force Reserve Security Force units. In this capacity, Rhoades served as the adviser /liaison to the Air Force Reserve Command Director of Security Forces on all Reserve SF operational and readiness issues. He assumed his current position as the 910th Airlift Wing's Command Chief Master Sergeant in 2008.

Rhoades obtained a bachelors degree in business administration from Youngstown State University and he is employed by FirstEnergy in Akron as the manager of physical security.

He and his wife, Christine, live in Canfield.



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