U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, Senior Enlisted Leader for the Kansas National Guard, holds a plaque showing Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin’s highest rank as an enlisted member and as a general officer during the retirement reception at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base (NCANG), Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Feb. 09, 2019. Family, friends and guard members gathered to celebrate the retirement of Gen. Ervin, Chief of Staff for the NCANG, after serving in the military for 37 years.