Chief Master Sergeant BREANA N. OLIVER

Chief Master Sergeant Breana N. Oliver serves as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California. The wing provides the nation’s command authorities with high-altitude ISR capabilities in addition to providing combat support forces for national and theater contingencies. Chief Oliver serves as the principal enlisted advisor to the Commander on all issues regarding the health, morale, welfare, discipline, and readiness of approximately 7,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel spanning four groups, four overseas operating locations and the entire Air Force high-altitude fleet of U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft.

Chief Master Sergeant Oliver entered the Air Force in June 2001 as a Russian Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst, she went on to specialize as a Russian interpreter. Her background includes duty positions supporting international treaty verification, diplomacy, language program management, electronic warfare, and ISR career field management. She has flown on a multitude of aircraft with aircrews from all over the world. Prior to her current assignment, she served in the Air Education and Training Command as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 17th Training Group responsible for training 10,000 graduates annually of the world’s finest joint service, DoD, and international Firefighter, ISR, and Scientific Applications professionals. She continues to maintain her Russian language skillset.


2002, Basic Russian, Defense Language Institute (DLI), Monterey, California
2004, Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
2005, Russian Arms Control Speaking Proficiency Course, DLI, Monterey, California
2011, Joint Senior Non-Commissioned Officer PME, Correspondence
2012, Associate Degree in Intelligence Studies, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2012, Associate Degree in Russian Studies, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
2013, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2013, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, via correspondence
2014, Associate Degree, Instructor Technology and Military Science, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2015, Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies, Excelsior College, New York
2017, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2019, Project Manager Professional Certification, Project Management Institute, Newton Square, Pennsylvania
2021, Command Chief Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
2022, Chief leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama


1. June 2001 – August 2003, Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst trainee/student, multiple locations
2. August 2003 – September 2004, student, 338th Combat Training Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
3. October 2004 – October 2005, student, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
4. October 2005 – October 2006, Russian Interpreter/Sensor Operator, Open Skies Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
5. October 2006 – June 2008, NCOIC, Training, Open Skies Division, DTRA, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
6. June 2008 – February 2011, NCOIC, Linguist Recruiting and Assignments, DTRA, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
7. October 2011 – May 2012, NCOIC, Resource Advisor, 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron, DMAFB, Arizona
8. May 2012 – May 2013, NCOIC, Group Training, DMAFB, AZ (Deployed Jul – Oct 2012 Analysis Operator, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan)
9. May 2013 – October 2014, 55th Electronic Combat Group Language Program Manager, DMAFB, Arizona
10. October 2014 – May 2016, Training Flight Chief, 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron, DMAFB, Arizona
11. May 2016 – July 2016, Evaluator Mission Crew Supervisor/Weapons and Tactics Flight Chief, 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron, DMAFB, Arizona
12. July 2016 – October 2017, Superintendent, Director’s Action Group, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC (Deployed Oct – Nov 2016 Russian Interpreter, Subject Matter Expert, Air Force Central Command, Al Udied, Air Base Qatar)
13. July 2016 – February 2021, Various positions culminating as Airborne ISR Career Field Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC
14. February 2021 – July 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 17th Training Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
15. July 2022 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Reconnaissance Wg, Beale Air Force Base, California


Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster


2002, Awarded Diploma with Highest Honors, Defense Language Institute
2003, Senior Airman Below-the-Zone
2003, Top Graduate Cryptologic Linguist Course
2004, Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2004, Academic Award, Airman Leadership School
2009, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Operations Support, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
2011, Distinguished Graduate, Analysis Operator Initial Qualification Training
2012, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency MG Larson Awards Honor Roll
2012, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 55th Electronic Combat Group
2012, Information Assurance Operations NCO of the Year, 55th Wing
2013, Commandant’s Award, Gaylor NCO Academy
2013, Distinguished Graduate, Gaylor NCO Academy
2013, Language Professional of the Year, Air Combat Command
2014, Instructor of the Year, 55th Electronic Combat Group
2014, Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Air Force Electronic Warfare Awards Program
2015, Summa Cum Laude graduate, Excelsior College, New York
2016, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Headquarters Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff - ISR
2017, Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy


CEA Status: Senior Enlisted Aircrew
Flight Hours: 1284 including 300 combat/combat support hours
Aircraft Flown: RC-135V, OC-135B, TU-154M, AN-30B, C-130 (various), CASA CN-235, Saab 340, EC-130H


Chief Master Sergeant 15 May 2020 (Frocked)