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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT ROBERT A.K. WHITE

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Chief Master Sergeant Robert A.K. White is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California which is responsible for providing the nation's command authorities with high-altitude reconnaissance capabilities and combat support forces for national and theater contingencies. Chief White is the wing commander's senior enlisted advisor and personal representative to all levels of officer and enlisted leaders on matters concerning the health, morale, welfare, discipline, and readiness of over 3,400 military personnel as well as the 4,700 civilians and dependents living and working on Beale AFB. In addition, he works in conjunction with the wing's NCO corps to assess the quality of enlisted supervisory, leadership, and managerial abilities to ensure mission accomplishment as well as professional success.

Chief White hails from Waianae, Hawaii, and entered the Air Force in October 1983. His background includes various base level personnel positions, three MAJCOM tours, two joint tours, and a tour at the Air Force Personnel Center. His assignments include bases in Texas, Hawaii, Korea, Ohio, Egypt, Italy and Virginia. He deployed in support of OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE.

EDUCATION:
1987 NCO Preparatory Course, Hickam AFB, HI
1988 NCO Leadership School, Hickam AFB, HI
1995 NCO Academy, Lackland AFB, TX
1999 Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2002 Senior NCO Academy, Gunter AFB, AL
2005 Dynamics of International Terrorism Course, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL
2005 Middle Eastern Orientation Course, MacDill AFB, FL
2008 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course
2008 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2011 Leadership Team Awareness Seminar, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, FL

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. March 1984 - June 1985, Separations Clerk, 3480th ABG, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2. June 1985 - March 1986, Inprocessing Specialist, 15th ABW, Hickam AFB, HI
3. March 1986 - April 1987, Airman in Charge of Inprocessing, 15th ABW, Hickam AFB, HI
4. April 1987 - November 1987, Assistant NCOIC, Manning Control, 15th ABW, Hickam AFB, HI
5. November 1987 - October 1988, Assistant NCOIC, Special Actions Unit, 15th ABW, Hickam AFB, HI
6. October 1988 - April 1989, NCOIC, Separations Unit, 15th ABW, Hickam AFB, HI
7. April 1989 - October 1991, NCOIC, Quality Force Branch, HQ PACAF, Hickam AFB, HI
8. October 1991 - June 1994, NCOIC, Involuntary Separations, HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, TX
9. June 1994 - November 1995, Retirements and Separations Manager, HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, TX
10. November 1995 - February 1997, NCOIC, Maintenance CEM Assignments, HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, TX
11. February 1997 - August 1997, NCOIC, Support CEM Assignments, HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, TX
12. August 1997 - June 1999, NCOIC, Special Duty and Support CEM Assignments, HQ AFPC, Randolph
AFB, TX
13. June 1999 - July 2001, Superintendent, Air Force Joint Assignments, USFK, Yong San, Republic of South
Korea
14. July 2001 - May 2003, Superintendent, Military Personnel Flt Management, HQ AFMC, Wright-Patterson
AFB, OH
15. May 2003 - June 2005, Superintendent, Promotions and Evaluations, HQ AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB,
OH
16. June 2005 - June 2008, Superintendent, Personnel and Resource Management Division/Senior Enlisted
Leader, Office of Military Cooperation, United States Embassy, Cairo, Egypt
17. June 2008 - August 2008, Superintendent, Military Personnel Flight, 31st FW, Aviano AB, Italy
18. August 2008 - June 2009, Superintendent Force Support Squadron, 31st FW, Aviano AB, Italy
19. June 2009 - June 2011, CEM, Manpower, Personnel and Services, HQ ACC, Langley AFB, VA
20. June 2011 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base,
California

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal, with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal, with one silver oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Medal - Expeditionary
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
1987 John L. Levitow Award Recipient - NCO Preparatory Course
1988 Distinguished Graduate/Speech Award, NCO Leadership School
2004 HQ AFMC Personnel Manager of the Year
2005 HQ AFMC Personnel Manager of the Year
2007 HQ AFDW Personnel Manager of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Chief Master Sergeant April 01, 2008

(Current as of June 2011)




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