LAFD promotes 38 sworn employees.

Well Done, New Leaders

Information and photo courtesy LAFD

A group photo of the 38 LAFD personnel promoted at the event held March 23.

On March 23, the LAFD honored 38 sworn personnel who completed the process of promoting in rank or status within the department.

Fire Chief Kristin M. Crowley oversaw a formal promotion ceremony at the LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center.

Individually honored at the event were (listed according to new rank or status):

Promoted to Chief Deputy
Orin Saunders

Promoted to Deputy Chief
David Perez

Promoted to Battalion Chief
Logan Fields
Michael Flynn
Mario Garcia
Scott Hilton
Patrick Leonard

Promoted to Captain II
Robert Barna
Raul Cabrera
Adam Davis
Aaron Girvan
Timothy Halloran
Scott Kingsland
Matthew Long
Nicolas Riddall
Matthew Sanchez
Craig Wobig

Promoted to Captain I
Frank Barraza
Clinton Cadena
Ethan Fields
Matthew Lowenstein
Jason Mastro
Juan Penuelas
Christopher Thyfault

Promoted to Arson Investigator
Afara Lalaind
Rodger Polk

Promoted to Apparatus Operator
Sean Baker
Todd Bringhurst
Nathan Carver
Shawn Foster
Robert Jackson
Jared Kobylka
Ryan Larson
Eric Lugo
Christian Miyasato
Antonio Navarro
Brandon Wickman

Promoted to Inspector II
Gabino Martinez

Congratulations to all those whose work and dedication help to make LA the great City it is, and to their families for their sacrifices in making these careers possible.