Chief master sergeant shawn l drinkard is the command chief master sergeant for united states air force central command, southwest asia he advises the commander and staff on matters influencing the health. Chief alsvig is from san jose, california and enlisted in the air force in may 1995 his background includes various aircraft fuel systems career field duties, maintenance management and first sergeant. Chief master sergeant hope leihua skibitsky is the superintendent of air force basic military training (bmt) and airmen's week at the 737th training group, lackland air force base, texas she is responsible for the supervision, leadershipand training of. The chief master sergeant of the air force (cmsaf) is a unique non-commissioned rank in the united states air force the holder of this rank and post represents the highest enlisted level of. A chief master sergeant in the us air force is the highest senior non-commissioned officer rank and directly above senior master sergeant it is equivalent to the rank of sergeant major in the army, master gunnery sergeant/sergeant major in the marines, and master chief petty officer in the navy/coast guard.
She began her command chief duties as interim command chief, 86th airlift wing, ramstein ab, germany, followed by command chief, 314th airlift wing, little rock afb, ark, and prior to this position command chief master sergeant of the air force test center, air force materiel command, edwards air force base, cali. It normally applies to master sergeant through chief master sergeant at the operational competence level, sncos typically work below the majcom or headquarters air force (haf) levels. During the first sergeant symposium here may 7, air force district of washington commander maj gen james a jacobson conducts a question-and-answer session for about 170 technical and master sergeants who will soon fulfill first sergeant and additional duty first sergeant responsibilities. A command chief master sergeant in the us air force is special title and role that a chief master sergeant can be it is equivalent to the rank of command sergeant major in the army, sergeant major in the marines, and command master chief petty officer in the navy/coast guard.
Chief master sergeants of the air force most of the biographies below are taken from the air force history publication: generation of chevrons a history of the enlisted force see also the au press publication: the evolution of airmen: conversations with chief master sergeants of the air force. Chief master sergeant ernesto j rendon is the command chief master sergeant, 86th airlift wing, ramstein air base, germany the 86th airlift wing is composed of seven groups and 32 squadrons across four bases in germany, spain, belgium and portugal the wing's mission is to provide combat airlift. Chief master sergeant thomas f good is the command chief master sergeant for twentieth air force (20 af), francis e warren air force base, wyoming twentieth air force is responsible for the nation's minuteman iii intercontinental ballistic missile force, organized into three combat missile wings and one air base wing, with more than 11,000.
Master sergeant is the 7th rank in the united states air force, ranking above technical sergeant and directly below senior master sergeant a master sergeant is a noncommissioned officer at dod paygrade e-7, with a starting monthly pay of $2,944. The two have committed to careers in the us air force, which has seen them rise through the ranks to both becoming chief master sergeants the family business started in taiwan, where the sisters' father was stationed early in his air force career. The rank of chief master sergeant is the highest air force enlisted rank, with the exception of the chief master sergeant of the air force the cmsaf is a distinctive rank with special basic and.
Chief master sergeant john payne is the first sergeant for the air force district of washington, headquartered at joint base andrews, maryland chief payne oversees the manning and utilization of all assigned afdw first sergeants, he is the approval authority for first sergeant applications, and manages 8f000 aef deployment taskings. In collaboration with the chief of air force reserve and the director of the air national guard, the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services develops policy for the first sergeant. Kirtland afb, nm -- kirtland air force base will recognize the accomplishments of three chief master sergeant-selects and two chief master sergeants and induct them into the chiefs group at 6 pm jan 25 at the mountain view club the kirtland afb chiefs group invites all of team kirtland to be. Wright-patterson air force base, ohio -- the 26 newest chief master sergeants within air force materiel command gathered for a three-day orientation at the command's headquarters here earlier this month the afmc chiefs' orientation is held every year after the promotion selectee list is published.
The annual conference is on target with the air force chief of staff's jan 12 sight picture regarding force development and the role of the chief master sergeant, covering such key issues as air expeditionary force manning, professional military education, leadership and retraining. Chief master sergeant scott w lumpkin is the command chief master sergeant, seventh air force, osan air base, republic of korea (rok) as command chief, he serves as the principle senior enlisted advisor to the commander on morale, welfare, training, mission readiness and effective utilization of.
Chief master sergeant stephen a arbona serves as the command chief master sergeant for the 88th air base wing, wright-patterson air force base, ohio as the senior enlisted leader, he provides advice and counsel on enlisted issues to approximately 3,700 officers, civilians, and enlisted members across the wing and represents approximately. Creation of the chief master sergeant of the air force (cmsaf) with its own distinctive insignia an option considered for the new stripes was the addition of a third stripe atop the normal chief master sergeant chevrons, but that was rejected as too much after chief master sergeant donald l. The usaf chief master sergeant leadership course (clc), located on maxwell-gunter afb, al, consists of 165 hours of facilitated resident learning the usaf clc mission is to provide chief master sergeants the education to bridge operational-to-strategic perspectives of the air force.