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CHIEF MASTER SGT. LESLIE N GOULD

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Chief Master Sergeant Gould is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, which provides the nation's command authorities with high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and combat support forces for national and theater contingencies. He is the principal senior enlisted advisor to the wing commander on all issues regarding the health, morale, welfare, discipline, and readiness of 7,000 military, civilian, and contractor personnel.

Chief Gould enlisted in the Air Force in 1988 as an air traffic control radar maintenance technician and also served as chief evaluation technician with Air Force Flight Standards Agency. In 1999, he cross-trained into computer programming, where he served as a computer programmer, flight chief, and operations superintendent. In 2004, Chief Gould augmented his leadership role by becoming a first sergeant. He has served at every level from the squadron to Headquarters Air Force and has deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

EDUCATION
1989 Air Traffic Control Radar Maintenance Technician Course; Keesler AFB, MS
1992 Airman Leadership School (ALS); Sheppard AFB, TX
1999 Communications-Computer Systems Programming Course; Keesler AFB, MS
2001 Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA); McGuire AFB, NJ
2003 Senior NCOA Correspondence Course; AF Institute for Advanced Distributed Learning
2004 Associates in Computer Science Technology; Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
2004 Associates in Electronic Systems Technology; CCAF
2004 United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, AL
2005 United States Air Force Senior NCOA, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, AL
2010 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, AL
2011 Strategic Mindset Seminar, Arlington, VA
2011 Associates in Human Resources/Personnel Management; CCAF
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Joint Forces Staff College

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Dec 1989 - Sep 1994; Radar Maintenance Technician, 82d Communications Squadron, Sheppard AFB, TX
2. Sep 1994 - Oct 1999; Radar Chief Evaluation Technician, Headquarters Air Force Flight Standards Agency, Andrews AFB, MD
3. Oct 1999 - May 2000; Communications-Computer Systems Programmer, 32d Intelligence Squadron, Fort Meade, MD
4. May 2000 - Sep 2001; Communications-Computer Systems Programmer, 91st Intelligence Squadron, Fort Meade, MD
5. Sep 2001 - Mar 2004; Flight Operations Superintendent, Detachment 1, 23d Information Operations Squadron, Fort Meade, MD
6. Apr 2004 - Apr 2006; First Sergeant, Detachment 2, 336th Training Squadron, Fort Meade, MD
7. Apr 2006 - Apr 2007; First Sergeant, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Osan AB, ROK
8. Apr 2007 - Jun 2007; First Sergeant, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
9. Jun 2007 - Dec 2009; First Sergeant, 735th Supply Chain Management Group, Langley
AFB, VA (Apr 2009 - Nov 2009; First Sergeant, 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron,
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan)
10. Dec 2009 - Feb 2011; First Sergeant, 730th Air Mobility Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
11. Feb 2011 - Jul 2013; First Sergeant, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, VA
12. Jul 2013 - Present; Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, CA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal (Seven Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Good Conduct Medal (Six Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (One Bronze Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (One Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1989 Honor Graduate, Basic Military Training School
1989 Honor Graduate, Air Traffic Control Radar Maintenance Technician Course, Keesler AFB
1992 John L. Levitow Honor Graduate, ALS
1992 Military Citizenship Award, ALS
1992 Airman of the Year, Sheppard Technical Training Center
1999 Stripes for Exceptional Performers Promotion, TSgt, HQ Air Force Flight Standards Agency
1999 Honor Graduate, Communications-Computer Systems Programmer Course, Keesler AFB
2001 Distinguished Graduate, NCOA
2003 Senior NCO of the Year, Detachment 1, 23d Information Operations Squadron
2004 CMSAF James C. Binnicker Top Graduate Award, First Sergeant Academy
2006 First Sergeant of the Year, 51st Maintenance Group
2007 First Sergeant of the Year, Air Combat Command (ACC)
2007 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, ACC

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Dec. 28, 1988
Airman First Class Oct. 28, 1989
Senior Airman Dec. 28, 1991
Staff Sergeant July 1, 1995
Technical Sergeant March 3, 1999
Master Sergeant May 1, 2002
Senior Master Sergeant Jan. 1, 2006
Chief Master Sergeant May 1, 2010

(Current as of August 2013)




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