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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT DAVID B. DICKSON

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Chief Master Sergeant David B. Dickson is the Command Chief of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. As the senior enlisted non-commissioned officer, Chief Dickson is responsible for advising the commander on the health, welfare, morale and discipline of the Citizen Airmen in the largest Air Force Reserve flying unit in the state of Oklahoma.

 

The wing consists of three subordinate groups and 11 squadrons employing more than 1,100 Airmen operating and maintaining eight KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The wing also provides peacetime administrative support functions for the 513th Air Control Group, the Reserve Command's only Airborne Warning and Control Systems organization, the 35th Combat Communications Squadron and the 1st Aviation Standards Flight.

 

Chief Dickson grew up in Meeker, Oklahoma, and entered the Air Force in May 1992 through Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He has held many leadership roles in the security forces and group superintendent career fields. He has been stationed at various locations in Oklahoma as well as numerous deployments to locations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Japan and Germany.

 

EDUCATION

1995 NCO Preparatory Course, by correspondence

1996 NCO Ground Combat Skills Level II, Camp Bullis, Texas

1999 Responsible Officers Course/Force Protection II, Hurlburt Field, Florida

2000 Risk Management for DoD Security Programs, Defense Security Service, Linthicum, Maryland

2000 Personnel Security Management, Defense Security Service, Linthicum, Maryland

2001 Base Defense Leadership Course, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas

2002 NCO Academy, by correspondence

2003 USAF Senior NCO Academy, by correspondence

2004 Associate in Applied Science degree in police science, Community College of the Air Force

2005 Commander’s Responsibility Course/FP III, Hurlburt Field, Florida

2009 Bachelor of Science degree in multidisciplinary studies, Liberty University, summa cum laude, Lynchburg, Virginia

2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, by correspondence

2009 Air Force Reserve Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

2013 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Georgia

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 1992 – June 1992, Basic Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

2. July 1992 – September 1992, Security Forces Academy, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

3. September 1992 – October 1992, Ground Combat Skills Level 1, 5th Training Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey

4. October 1992 – November 1993, Security Forces Journeyman, 97th Security Police Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma

5. November 1993 – March 1999, Security Specialist, 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

6. March 1999 – August 2001, Security Administrator Air Reserve Technician, 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

7. August 2001 – June 2004, Security Specialist Air Reserve Technician, 507th Security Forces Squadron Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

8. July 2004 – August 2006, Superintendent, 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

9. August 2006 – November 2009, Senior Security Forces, Active Guard/Reserve, 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

10. November 2009 – September 2013, Superintendent, 507th Mission Support Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

11. September 2013 – April 2014, Superintendent, 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

12. April 2014 – July 2017, Superintendent, 507th Mission Support Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

13. July 2017 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device and five oak leaf clusters

Air Force Good Conduct Medal

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star device

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and one oak leaf cluster

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one M and one bronze hourglass device

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one bronze star device

NATO Medal

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1992 Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon

1992 Honor Graduate, Apprentice Security Specialist Course

1996 Distinguished Graduate, NCO Ground Combat Skills

1999 Hughes Memorial Award for Exemplary Enlisted Service

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS

Chief Master Sergeant January 2010

 

(Current as of July 2017)