Airman First Class Lauren Rae Scherder from the Fifth Maintenance Squadron, Fifth Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, was selected for “Below the Zone” promotion on June 18.
The BTZ program allows those in rank of Airman First Class to be promoted to Senior Airman six months before they normally would be.
Airman Scherder was selected by a board in recognition of her hard work and significant contributions to the success of the Fifth Maintenance Squadron and the U.S. Air Force.
A promotion ceremony was held on June 27 and she sewed on her new rank on July 16.
Scherder is the daughter of David and Daniela Scherder of Bowling Green; and the granddaughter of Cyril and Laura Mae Scherder, also of Bowling Green, Carmen Costilla of Guymon Okla., and the late Raul Costilla.