C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.
The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base
He has served in the military for 19 years.