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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JASON L. HODGES

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Chief Master Sergeant Jason L. Hodges is the Command Chief

Master Sergeant, 92d Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base,

Washington. The Wing provides global reach airpower and deploys expeditionary forces in support of worldwide combat, contingency,
and humanitarian requirements. The Wing operates 44 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft performing refueling, airlift, and aeromedical evacuation missions supporting US and coalition contingency operations and USSTRATCOM strategic deterrence missions. As the command chief, Chief Hodges advises the Wing Commander on all matters affecting the readiness, training, professional development and effective utilization of all assigned enlisted personnel and coordinates support for 23 associate units. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Pacific Air Forces Command First Sergeant at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii.

Chief Hodges entered the Air Force in March 1994. His background includes various duties in logistics readiness. Throughout his career he has also served as a Convoy Commander, Combat Instructor, Curriculum Developer, Mediator, Senior Enlisted Leader, First Sergeant and First Sergeant MAJCOM Functional Manager. Chief Hodges has deployed in support of numerous contingencies and joint tours, including OPERATIONS SOUTHERN WATCH, JOINT GUARD, TASK FORCE DANGER, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM SENTINEL and INHERENT RESOLVE.

EDUCATION

1999 Airman Leadership School, Charleston AFB, South Carolina

2001 Vehicle Operations Craftsman Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

2004 Combat Life Saver Course, Camp Wolf Kuwait

2005 Non-commissioned Officer Academy, Kessler AFB, Mississippi

2006 Basic Instructor Course, Lackland AFB, Texas

2008 Technical Training Supervisor Course, Lackland AFB, Texas

2010 Associates Degree in Business Admin/Transportation Management, CCAF

2011 Technical Training Teaching Internship, Lackland AFB, Texas

2011 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF

2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course

2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2012 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2012 Associates Degree in Human Resource Management, CCAF

2012 Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Course, Harris County, Texas

2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II

2017 Logistics Readiness Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course

2017 PACOM Theater for Special Operations Forces Course, USAF Special Operations School

2017 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course (18-A), Judge Advocate General’s School

2018 Chief Leadership Course (18-D), Air University

2019 Command Chief Master Sergeants Training Course, (19A), Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

2019 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, (19A), Washington DC

ASSIGNMENTS

1. March 1994 – June 1994, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. July 1994 – August 2002, Vehicle Operator/Dispatcher, Charleston AFB, South Carolina

3. August 2002 – December 2005, NCOIC, Vehicle Training, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

4. December 2005 – September 2010, NCOIC, Basic Combat Convoy Course, Camp Bullis, Texas

5. October 2010 – February 2012, Operations Superintendent, Operating Location-Alpha, Texas

6. February 2012 – November 2013, First Sergeant, Medical Education Training Campus, Texas

7. November 2013 – February 2014, Interim AETC First Sergeant/MFM, Randolph AFB, Texas

8. February 2014 – February 2016, First Sergeant, Headquarters AFPC, Joint Base San Antonio-

Randolph, Texas (April 2015 – October 2015, Senior Enlisted Leader/First Sergeant USCENTCOM

Forward HQ)

9. March 2016 – April 2017, Superintendent Distribution Section, Hurlburt Field, Florida

10. May 2017 – June 2019, Command First Sergeant, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-

Hickam, Hawaii.

11. July 2019 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 92d Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, WA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star

Purple Heart

Meritorious Service Medal with fourth oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device

Air Force Recognition Ribbon

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Kosovo Campaign Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

NATO Medal for Yugoslavia

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2004 1st Infantry Division Combat Sleeve Insignia

2004 Army Drivers Badge (Wheeled Vehicle)

2005 Air Force Team of the Year

2006 Air Force Chief of Staff’s Team Excellence Award

2007 General George C. Kenney Team Award

2009 Vehicle Operations NCO of the Year, Air Education Training Command

2010 SNCO Instructor of the Year, 37th Training Group

2011 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 37th Training Wing

2012 Unsung Hero Award, 937th Training Group

2013 First Sergeant of the Year, 2nd Air Force

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant March 2017

(Current as of July 2019)