It’s not unusual to see an Air Force leader visit a base to get a closer look at how a particular unit gets the job done in the field.
But during his trip to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia last week, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright set a new standard for hands-on leadership.
Wright allowed himself to get tased during his visit with the 633rd Security Forces. And when he posted a short video of the encounter Friday morning, airmen from around the country applauded his guts and quickly made the clip go viral.
The Air Force is close — “like really close” — to making a decision on whether to adopt the Army’s Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
“Enlisted Jesus got tased for our sins,” one commenter said, employing the nickname some enlisted airmen have used for Wright online.
Wright gained more kudos from airmen for the way he handled it when he said it was his first time getting tased. And when one asked, “Why???” he simply replied, “Sometimes, there is no answer other than ‘because I could’ 😎.”
But the best part came when someone tried to spoil the fun by dropping a reference to the “Chair Force” and saying it was “about time he came out of his office.”
Wright’s mic drop of a response was swift and savage.
Once again, the crowd went wild.
“The Chief in from the top rope, destroying commenters left and right!” one airman said.
Wright also spoke with enlisted airmen there during his visit, and saw airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, 480th ISR Wing, 633rd Air Base Wing, and 735th Supply Chain Operation Group conduct their missions.