Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox, 18th Air Force commander, shakes the hand of Staff Sgt. Chad Hardesty, 436th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, during an all call March 2, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Cox informed Hardesty that he was one of 14 Air Mobility Command members selected to receive a promotion through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion program. The STEP promotion program offers commanders a limited opportunity to immediately promote enlisted members to staff sergeant, technical sergeant or master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Cacicia)
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