/ Published May 08, 2007
Lt. Gen. Michael W. Peterson, Air Force Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, formally inducted CMSgt(Ret.)Charles E. Teston from Gulfport, MS into the Air Force Communications and Information Hall of Fame at Andrews AFB, MD May 2. When General Peterson was the 81st Training Wing commander at Keesler in 2002-2004, Chief Teston served as president of the Gulfport City Council..
During his 31-year career, Chief Teston flew more than 100 combat support missions, was a Looking Glass flight crew member, academic instructor, first sergeant with the largest communications group in the Air Force, a Senior Enlisted Advisor at the wing and HQ level; superintendent of radio operations and a career advisor. As the Air Force Communications Command senior enlisted advisor, he visited units at 57 different locations and formed an effective Chief's Group to enhance career progression of all enlisted personnel. After retirement he moved his family to Gulfport, Miss., where he was elected to the Gulfport City Council and served as President in 2003. A Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Centurion, Chief Teston was elected president of the Orange Grove/Lyman Chamber of Commerce in 2007.