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Previous Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force visit Cannon

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch speak with enlisted members at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch speak with enlisted members at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch follow Master Sgt. Dawana Tolbert, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, into the Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch follow Master Sgt. Dawana Tolbert, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, into the Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch demonstrate a minute-long feedback with Staff Sgt. Bradley Kratz, 26th Special Tactics Squadron assistant non-commissioned officer in charge of vehicle maintenance, to Airman Leadership School class 20-A at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch demonstrate a minute-long feedback with Staff Sgt. Bradley Kratz, 26th Special Tactics Squadron assistant non-commissioned officer in charge of vehicle maintenance, to Airman Leadership School class 20-A at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch meet with Master Sgt. Dawana Tolbert, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch meet with Master Sgt. Dawana Tolbert, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch pose for a photo with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch pose for a photo with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken shakes hands with Senior Master Sgt. Mary Lou Merrils, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron flight superintendent, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos.  (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken shakes hands with Senior Master Sgt. Mary Lou Merrils, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron flight superintendent, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch speaks with class 20-A of the Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos.  (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch speaks with class 20-A of the Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch answers a question during a breakfast with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos.  (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch answers a question during a breakfast with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch speaks with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos.  (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch speaks with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken gives a speech during a breakfast with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos.  (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)
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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken gives a speech during a breakfast with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch give speeches during a breakfast with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)
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Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch give speeches during a breakfast with senior leadership at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Retired Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force Eric W. Benken and Jim Finch speak with enlisted members at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 5, 2019. The 12th and 13th Chief Master Sgts. of the Air Force visited Cannon to share their stories with Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter)