■ Air Force Col. Linda Medler, who was raised in Lexington, has been named deputy chief information officer for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Medler is currently chief of staff for Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.
Medler graduated from Tates Creek High School in 1974. After graduation, she enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as an enlisted administrative specialist until her honorable discharge in 1976. From 1977-1983, Medler worked at Lexington-based Jerrico Inc. After completing her bachelor's degree in 1986, Medler was commissioned in 1987 through Air Force Officer Training School, where she was the first honor graduate.
In 2005, Medler commanded the 97th Air Expeditionary Group to provide humanitarian relief operations across the Gulf Coast. She also deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, from August 2004 to January 2005, where she led more than 100 coalition personnel responsible for a $7 billion program to field the 70,000-person Afghan National Army. Medler is married to retired Air Force Col. Andy Medler. She has four children and seven grandchildren. She is the daughter of Al and Penny Rostal of Lexington.
■ Air Force Airman Nicholas T. Burgel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Todd and Julie Burgel of Richmond and a 2009 graduate of Madison Central High School.
■ Army National Guard Pvt. Robert S. Sheeley graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Valerie R. and John H. Hall of Nicholasville and a 2008 graduate of East Jessamine High School.