Krist Oil Regional Retail Supervisor, First Sergeant Wesley (Wes) Amerson graduates from Sergeants Major Academy.

Friday, March 31 our Regional Retail Supervisor, Wes Amerson graduated from Sergeant Major Academy. The Sergeants Major Academy prepares Master Sergeants and Sergeants Major to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operations and strategic perspective. Thus preparing them for leadership positions in organizations executing unified land operations.

During Wes’s two years of schooling, he worked for Krist Oil full time, led worship at church, and assisted with youth events. Most importantly, he spent time with his wife and two boys. The completion of this course makes Wes eligible for a Sergeant Major position. This is the highest rank achievable as a non-commissioned officer. Wes has served in the army for 20 years, completing two combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. And many non-combat deployments including Hurricane Katrina relief, Latia, Egypt, and Poland.

“We are all extremely proud of Wes Amerson and his accomplishments,” says Krist Oil President, Krist Atanasoff. “Wes leads by example of what hard work, sacrifice, and dedication look like. We are very fortunate to have Wes as part of the Krist family and are thankful for his service to our country.”

Krist’s Commitment

Krist Oil is an Upper Peninsula Michigan family-owned and operated company that has been around since 1917. They were awarded the Bronze-Level Veteran Friendly Employer award in 2021 granted by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency. They also signed the Statement of Support on November 11, 2021. By signing the Statement of Support, Krist Oil is pledging to recognize and honor federal laws governing the employer-service member relationship. Krist Oil values skills Reserve-Component members offer the workplace and support them in times of peace, crisis, and war.

“​​I have been working with Krist Oil Company since 2019,” says First Sergeant Wes Amerson, “within those four years, this family-owned business has been instrumental and accommodating as an actively serving Michigan Army National Guard member. The Atanasoffs and management throughout the organization go to great lengths to assist and support current service members and veterans. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of this great organization.”

First Sergeant Wes Amerson