Gloversville native promoted

Senior Master Sgt. Joseph M. Rorick was was promoted to chief master sergeant. (Photo submitted)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Senior Master Sgt. Joseph M. Rorick, superintendent of the 302nd operations group at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, has been promoted to chief master sergeant, according to a news release.

He is the son of Bob and Carol Rorick and grandson of Marion Downer, all from Gloversville.

Only one percent of enlisted Air Force members are ever promoted to this rank. Rorick was selected among fellow senior master sergeants to represent Peterson Air Force Base in the determination of six new chiefs among the entire United States Air Force Reserve.

Rorick’s leadership qualities, hard work, dedication, integrity and care for other service members led to him being one of 26 senior master sergeants up for this promotion, the news release said.

Rorick is the group superintendent and a C-130 instructor loadmaster charged with leading, training and equipping enlisted members for worldwide combat operations, the news release said.