“Retired Chief Master Sergeant Denise M. Jelinski-Hall is a living example of how perseverance can overcome life challenges by serving pure of heart, having passion, and most of all, maintaining one’s faith. She has created a legacy of leadership by ‘making a difference in the lives of everyone she has touched.’”

Kelly J. Wilkinson, Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.), Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard