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100th MSG superintendent retires after 30-year career

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Brice stands at his retirement ceremony as the audience applauds his service Nov. 1, 2019, at RAF Mildenhall, England. The celebration marked the end of Brice’s 30-year career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra West)

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Brice stands at his retirement ceremony as the audience applauds his service Nov. 1, 2019, at RAF Mildenhall, England. The celebration marked the end of Brice’s 30-year career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra West)

RAF MILDENHALL, England --

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Brice, 100th Mission Support Group superintendent, retired after 30 years of active-duty service Nov. 1, 2019, at RAF Mildenhall, England.

The retirement ceremony focused on Brice’s career, his accomplishments and his leadership of Airmen.

Colonel Carol Miller, 100th MSG commander, spoke fondly of her time serving with Brice.

“He’s truly lived the definition of a servant leader,” said Miller.  “It’s a leader whose philosophy is service before self and serving his people. His incredible leadership provided an environment for Airmen to thrive.”

Brice’s Air Force career began in 1989 when he enlisted as an air traffic controller radar maintenance technician. His drive to serve came from wanting something more from life.

“Between going to school, going off to college for a bit, coming back, working a couple jobs and taking a few classes, I was just stagnated and wanted to do something broad and far reaching,” said Brice. “I wanted to be better than what I was at the time. It was love that drove me to want something better for myself over thirty years ago, and thus I joined the Air Force.”

Brice went on to serve in places like Alaska, Georgia, Michigan and Illinois. After retraining into electromagnetic spectrum management, he held squadron and group superintendent positions and worked at the Joint Spectrum Center of Annapolis.

“The goals that you have set and achieved are impressive, and have improved the organization for us now and well into the future,” said Miller of her superintendent. “You leave behind a tremendous legacy.”

Three decades of service leads to a lot of wisdom, and Brice said one of his biggest takeaways is the value of treating one another with respect.

“I can’t stress enough the importance of taking care of one another,” he explained. “Treat everybody the way you would want to be treated. Sometimes that’s not going to happen. Sometimes it’s not reciprocated. But that’s no reason for you to not continue to treat people well.”

While the time has come for Brice to hang up his uniform, he feels the conclusion of his career couldn’t have been sweeter.

“This couldn’t have been scripted any better for me to end my career at Mildenhall,” said Brice. “I’m proud and I’m humble to have had the opportunity to successfully gone through the service.”