New Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Reports for Duty

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service recently welcomed a new member to the team as U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate assumed duties as Senior Enlisted Advisor on Oct. 4.

As Senior Enlisted Advisor, Applegate will serve as the focal point for communications between Exchange leadership and Army and Air Force active duty, Guard, Reserve, family members and retired patrons, traveling to installations worldwide to present updates on Exchange activities and provide feedback on issues affecting customers.

“I’m very excited to join the Exchange team,” said Applegate. “I look forward to meeting with Soldiers, Airmen and their families in person to find out how the Exchange can better serve them.”

Raised in Cape Coral, Fla., Applegate joined the U.S. Air Force in August 1989 and has held a variety of Services assignments. He has earned an associate degree in restaurant and hotel management from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor of arts with honors in management from American Military University.

In his most recent assignment prior to joining the Exchange, Applegate served as the chief enlisted manager for Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Applegate replaced U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, who retired after 30 years of military service.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at


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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative, please contact Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Eastman at 214-312-2132 or [email protected].