In a historic first, SMSgt Jacinta Migo became the Air Force’s first American Samoan woman to be promoted to chief master sergeant during a ceremony hosted by the 505th Test & Training Group at Hurlburt Field, Feb. 1.
Migo’s family and colleagues watched live and via streaming video as she joined an elite group of senior enlisted Airmen that is only attained by 1% of the enlisted force.
Migo, the daughter of Faatamalii and Maiava Leo, is the first born-and-raised American Samoan woman to be promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant, which made the ceremony even more unique. She may be the first American Samoan ever to achieve this rank.
American Samoa is a U.S. territory covering five South Pacific islands and two atolls, which is slightly larger than Washington, D.C. It is the home to just over fifty-thousand people. Living in such a small area meant that “our culture focused on God, family, respect, service, and love,” Migo…
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