Chief Master Sergeant ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS IV

Chief Master Sergeant Arthur J. Williams is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 317th Airlift Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The wing’s mission is to
provide rapid global mobility and operate the Air Force’s premier power projection platform, the C-130J. The wing conducts tactical, combat, humanitarian relief, and
contingency airlift all around the world. Chief Williams advises the commander and senior leadership on military readiness, mission effectiveness, professional development, morale, welfare, training, and good order and discipline of the wing’s 1,200 personnel. Additionally, he serves as the commander’s representative for
numerous councils, committees, boards, and civilian functions. Lastly, he ensures the commander’s policies and guidance are known, understood, and enforced.
Chief Williams enlisted in the Air Force in September of 2000 and has served in a variety of operational and leadership positions as a Cryptologic Language Analyst
in the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency, Air Combat Command, and Air Force Special Operations Command. He has flown
missions aboard AC-130U, MC-130H, MC-130P, P-3C, U-28, CN-235, RC-135V/W, BE-350, C-208, RC-26B aircraft and has multiple deployments leading
ISR operations in SOUTHCOM, CENTCOM, and AFRICOM. Finally, he has led remotely piloted operations providing mission support, dominant worldwide
persistent strike, and strategic reconnaissance operations to six combatant commanders in support of 24/7/365 overseas contingency operations.
Prior to his current assignment, Chief Williams served as Senior Enlisted Leader, 25th Attack Group, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

EDUCATION:

2001 Basic Spanish Language Course, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
2002 Cryptologic Language Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2003 RC-135 Cryptologic Operator Initial Qualification Training, Offutt AFB, NE
2004 Airmen Leadership School, Offutt AFB, NE
2004 Associate in Applied Science, Communications Applications Technology, Community College of the Air Force,
Maxwell AFB, AL
2005 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
2006 Indonesian Language Course, Defense Language Institute-East, Arlington, VA
2010 Air Force Special Operations Command Aircrew Instructor Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2010 Master of Science, Management, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA
2011 Master of Science, Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Bethesda MD
2011 Graduate Certification - Counter Denial & Deception Analyst, Foreign Denial & Deception Committee
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL
2012 MC-130H & AC-130U Direct Support Operator Initial Qualification Training, Hurlburt Field, FL
2013 Air Force Special Operations Command Formal Instructor Upgrade Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA by
correspondence
2014 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course II, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA by
correspondence
2017 Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, MacDill AFB, FL
2020 Chief’s Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL
2021 Group Superintendent Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Air Medal with ten oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

2011 Noncommissioned Officer Association Military Excellence Award, National Intelligence University, Bethesda MD
2012 John L. Levitow Award, Airey Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL
2012 Young Gun Award, Sponsored by Spanish Linguist Professional Organization, San Antonio, TX
2016 Distinguished Graduate Award, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Montgomery, AL
2017 Honor Graduate Award, Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, MacDill AFB, FL

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Chief Master Sergeant – Chief Master Sergeant, 1 November 2019

(Current as of July 2022)