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    Meet the New Senior Enlisted Leader of the Space Force

    Meet the New Senior Enlisted Leader of the Space Force

    Chief Master Sgt. John F. Bentivegna, whose 30-year career started in the and led to him becoming a key player in the Space Force, will be taking over as that service's top enlisted leader.

    Bentivegna revealed the news, making him only the second chief master sergeant of the Space Force in the service's history, in a Saturday interview with .com. He was selected from five finalists for the job.

    “The reason I'm doing this, and I talked to Gen. Saltzman, is because I think I have an opportunity to still serve,” Bentivegna said, referring to Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman. “It's an opportunity; it's a challenge for me as well. I'm going to grow in this position.”

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    Saltzman informed Bentivegna on Friday that he had been selected to replace current Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force Roger Towberman in the coming months. Bentivegna will be in charge of helping shape service policy and customs that are tied to the health, morale and mission of all enlisted Guardians.

    Towberman praised Saltzman's pick in an interview with on Saturday, saying he's run into Bentivegna several times throughout his career.

    One of the qualities that struck him was Bentivegna's ability to hold his fellow service members accountable.

    “I think he's a really good testament to the Space Force value of…

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