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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT KENNETH L. LINDSEY

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Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth L. Lindsey is the 7th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. As the Command Chief Master Sergeant, he maintains a liaison between the wing commander and enlisted force. He is the primary advisor to the commander on matters concerning the morale, welfare, training, professional development, career progression, and the effective utilization of the base enlisted force. Additionally, he serves as the commander's representative for numerous councils, committees, boards, and military and civilian functions. Lastly, he disseminates the commander's policies to all levels of senior officer and enlisted leadership.

Chief Lindsey is from New Orleans, Louisiana and entered the Air Force in September 1988. His background includes diverse duties within the Tactical Air Control Party career field serving from Team to Corps levels including assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Special Forces, and Special Operations Commands. Before assuming his current duty, he served as Superintendent, 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Field, N.C. Chief Lindsey has earned Master Parachutist wings, Military Freefall Jumpmaster wings, Air Assault wings, the Pathfinder badge and the U.S. Army Ranger tab. He has deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

EDUCATION

1992 Airman Leadership School, Pope AFB, N.C.
2001 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Warner-Robins AFB, Ga.
2005 Associate in Information Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2007 US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, USCG Training Center, Petaluma, Calif.
2009 Chief Master Sergeant's Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University
2011 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.
2012 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management, with Honors, American Military University, Manassas, Va.
2012 Enterprise Management Seminar, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
2012 Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. September 1988 - November 1988, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. November 1988 - February 1989, Student, Tactical Air Command and Control Specialist, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
3. February 1989 - March 1989, Student, US Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Ga.
4. April 1989 - November 1994, Tactical Air Command and Control Specialist, Detachment 1, 507th Tactical Air Control Wing, Fort Bragg, N.C.
5. November 1994 - January 1997, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 22d Air Support Operations Flight, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) TACP, Fort Bragg, N.C.
6. January 1997 - January 1998, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 607th Air Support Operations Squadron, 2nd Brigade, 72nd Armor Battalion TACP, Camp Casey Army Installation, Republic of Korea
7. January 1998 - January 2002, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 17th ASOS, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.
8. January 2002 - June 2006, Operations Superintendent, 25th ASOS, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii
9. July 2006 - August 2009, Superintendent, 682d ASOS, Shaw AFB, S.C.
10. August 2009 - January 2012, Superintendent, 14th ASOS, Pope Field, N.C.
11. January 2012 - present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with V-device and two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1992 Military Citizenship Award, Airman Leadership School
1994 Honor Graduate, 82nd Airborne Division Pre-Ranger Course
2001 Distinguished Graduate, US Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2004 15th Operations Group Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2007 Honor Graduate, "Spirit of the Chief Award", US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sgt. - December 2009

(Current as of August 2012)





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