Hoyt retires after 26 years of service to the Air Force

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. -- During his retirement ceremony at the Arnold Lakeside Center Jan. 19, Senior Master Sgt. Charles Hoyt, right, receives the Meritorious Service Medal for meritorious service from retired Col. Rodney Todaro. Hoyt retired after serving as the Arnold Air Force Base Senior Enlisted Leader since September 2015. As Senior Enlisted Leader, he advised the commander on training, readiness, effective utilization and development of all Airmen. He ensured that Airmen understood and executed the commander's policies. Additionally, he maintained relationships with local civilian community leaders and provided recommendations to the Complex division chiefs and key staff members on behalf of the enlisted force at Arnold AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend)