Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Master Sergeant, and is a senior non-commissioned officer. The official term of address is "Chief Master Sergeant" or "Chief".
Attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant is the pinnacle of an Air Force enlisted member's career. Some Chief Master Sergeants manage the efforts of all enlisted personnel within their unit or major subsection thereof, while others run major staff functions at higher headquarters levels. All Chief Master Sergeants are expected to serve as mentors for company-grade and field-grade commissioned officers, as well as noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted members, and to serve as advisors to unit commanders and senior officers.
By federal law, only one percent of the Air Force enlisted force may hold the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.
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... The grade of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant (C/CMSgt) is the ninth enlisted grade of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program ... At this rank a Chief usually serves as a Squadron First Sergeant ... However, a Chief may also be a Flight Sergeant ...
... Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Sam E ... Parish (born October 2, 1937) was the eighth Chief Master Sergeant appointed to the highest Non-commissioned officer position in the United States Air Force ... Chief Parish was born in Marianna, Florida, and attended Malone High School ...
... Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Arthur "Bud" L ... Andrews was adviser to United States Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles A ... He was the seventh chief master sergeant appointed to this ultimate noncommissioned officer position ...
... flights, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC June 1987 - June 1991, dedicated crew chief, quality assurance inspector, noncommissioned officer in charge aircraft weight and balance ...
... Although the Air Force had been an independent service since 1947, the rank of Chief Master Sergeant did not come into being until the authorization of ... It wasn't until late 1958 that the title of Chief Master Sergeant (and the accompanying rank insignia) was decided upon ... The original Chief Master Sergeant rank insignia (1958–1994) consisted of 2 chevrons on top, 3 stripes in the middle, and 3 rockers on bottom ...
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