Order of the Sword ceremony, 2008
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Retired Chief Master Sgt. Lynn E. Alexander, former senior enlisted advisor to the Director of the Air National Guard, speaks to more than 400 Airmen here Oct. 31, 2008, who honored Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, at the Order of the Sword ceremony. Also pictured are retired Chief Master Sgt. Richard A. Smith, former senior enlisted advisor, left, and the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Rodney J. McKinley, right. The Order of the Sword honors leaders who "make a significant contribution to the enlisted corps." (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)

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Photo by: Master Sgt. Kurt SkoglundReleased |  VIRIN: 081031-Z-II695-001.JPG