Master Sergeant Joseph Tidwell
Master Sergeant Joseph Tidwell serves as the Flight Chief for Sustainment, Plans, Programs, and Mission Defense Teams, 432 Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nevada. He leads a team of 20 who sustain 24 squadron programs for 137 personnel and provide cutting edge cyber protection efforts for the Air Forces $11.8 billion MQ-9 enterprise. Additionally, his team plans, coordinates, and executes projects and annual exercises across 6 Combatant Commands.
MSgt Tidwell is from Nashville, Tennessee and he enlisted in the Air Force on 18 December 2007 as Infrastructure Systems Apprentice. His assignments have included bases in Oklahoma, South Korea, Germany, Hawaii, and Nevada. He has served as a leader in multiple organizations throughout his career to include Sergeant at Arms for AFSA Chapter 1674, President for the Ramstein Kaiserslautern Military Community AADD, Vice President of the Pacific Special Activities Council, President of the Enlisted Advisory Council, President for AFSA Chapter 1253, and Branch Chief of Cyber Assurance for the Defense Information Agency Pacific Regional Field Command.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2008 Basic Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2010 Associate of Applied Sciences, Electronic Systems Technology, CCAF
2011 Airman Leadership School, Tinker AFB, OK
2012 Cyberspace Career Advancement Course
2017 Noncommissioned Officer Academy In-Residence
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Distance Learning Course I, Joint Forces Staff College
2018 Bachelors of Science, Information Systems Security, American Military University
Sep 08 – Sep 09, E-3 Infrastructure Systems Apprentice, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Oct 09 – Jan 10, AWACS Computer Maintenance Team Member, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Feb 10 – Dec 10, AWACS Computer Maintenance Team Leader, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Jan 11 – Jul 12, Computer Flight Line Team Leader, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Aug 12 – Aug 13, Advanced Program Information Assurance Officer, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, South Korea
Sep 13 – Feb 14, Network Management Supervisor, 603rd Air Communications Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
Mar 14 – Mar 15, NCOIC, Video Operations, 603rd Air Communications Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
Jul 15 – Aug 16, NCOIC, Communications Focal Point, 603rd Air Communications Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
Sep 16 – Aug 17, Quality Assurance Evaluator, 603rd Air Communications Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
Sep 17 – Mar 18, Communications Engineer Technician, Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Regional Field Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii
Apr 18 – Sep 20, NCOIC, Network Systems, Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Regional Field Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii
Oct 20 – Sep 21, Senior Communications Engineer Technician, Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Regional Field Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii
Oct 21- Sep 22, RPA Production Superintendent, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nevada
Oct 22 – Present, Section Chief, Plans and Programs, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nevada
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
2008 Basic Military Honor Graduate
2018 Air Force District of Washington Junior Enlisted Lance P. Sijan Award
2018 Defense Information Systems Agency Enlisted Service Member of the Year
2020 Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Regional Filed Command CSM Ray D. Lane Leadership Award
2020 Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Regional Filed Command Spirit of Hope Leadership Award
2020 Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Regional Filed Command Citation of Honor Team Award
2022 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the 1st Quarter
2022 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the 3rd Quarter
Master Sergeant cole bappe
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Communications / Family Matters
Michelle Chabot served in the Air Force from 2006 to 2018 holding a variety of assignments. After completion of basic military training, she graduated from the Weather Forecasting Apprentice School at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and was assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron (OWS) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona as a (1W051) Weather Forecaster, Flight Weather Briefer, and Graphics Forecaster handling products for the entire United States. While there, she won a variety of awards to include Airman of the Year, 2008 for Davis-Monthan AFB, as well as earning the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. She also deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.
In August 2009, she was selected to retrain into the Paralegal career field, and held assignments at Fairchild AFB, Washington; Kunsan AB, Korea; and Buckley AFB, Colorado. In the fall of 2014, she received a special duty assignment to serve as the Defense Paralegal at Buckley AFB for the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Area Defense Counsel where she was responsible for assisting the Area Defense Counsel in the management of the ADC office.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. In addition, she holds an Associate in Applied Science in Weather Technology and Paralegal Studies from the Community College of the Air Force. She is married to SSgt Daniel Chabot of the Colorado Air National Guard.
Michelle Chabot has served in multiple roles in AFSA since joining as a young Airman to include Airman Activities Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President at the chapter level and has served on the Division 6 Communications committee for the last few years.
Legislative; Chapters 1163, 1311, and 1328 Regional Director
Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) James "Jim" Lokovic
Served in the Air Force from 1969 to 1994 at locations in Japan, Italy, Greece, Germany, England, Spain, Turkey, and various stateside locations. He served in jobs including the Morse and Non-Morse Systems career fields, Operational Management, Unit OJT Manager, Unit Career Advisor, NCO Academy and Leadership School instructor, and finally on the Air Staff managing all Air Force First Sergeants and all USAF Enlisted Professional Military Education programs.
From 1994 to 2007, he worked on the AFSA HQ Staff as its Director of Military and Government Relations, testified numerous times before Congress and personally led campaigns to create and enhance programs affecting the lives of current and past Total-Force Airmen, their families, and survivors -- including creation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, pay raise increases, creation and funding of Child Development Centers, creation of TRICARE for Life just to name a few. In 1997, he wrote the legislation and successfully worked to acquire AFSA's Federal Charter. Since 2007, he has worked as a trustee with Divisions 12 and 6 and has worked periodically for AFSA Headquarters as a legislative consultant, analyst, and writer (remotely) from his home in Utah where he and his wife Linda reside.
Membership; Chapters 1320, 1356, 1372 Regional Director
Technical Sergeant Brian green
TSgt Brian S. Green is the G-Flight Health Professions Recruiter, 348 Recruiting Squadron, in Clearfield, Utah. He is responsible for accessing qualified men and women in the health professions arena to meet the personnel procurement requirements of today’s and tomorrow’s technological Air Force. He is responsible for 32 Educational Institutions and 57 Medical Facilities encompassing over 400,000 sq. miles across four state areas of Montana, Utah, Southern Idaho and Las Vegas Nevada. TSgt Green most recently served as a Enlisted Accessions Recruiter, 368 Recruiting Squadron, Taylorsville, UT.
TSgt Green was born 17 February 1993 in Preston, Idaho. TSgt Green joined the Air Force as junior in high school. TSgt Green is married to Shantae Green and has one child, Ella age 9. TSgt Green and his family enjoy camping, hiking, riding their bikes and spending time with family.
2015 Airman Leadership School, Hill AFB, UT
2017 Recruiting School, Lackland AFB, TX
2019 Associates in Applied Science Logistics
2021 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, CO
December 2011 – April 2013, Medical Materiel Apprentice, Ramstein AFB, GE
May 2013 – January 2016, Medical Materiel Technician, Hill AFB, UT
January 2016 – August 2017, NCOIC Medical Materiel, Hill AFB, UT
August 2017 – May 2021, Enlisted Accession Recruiter, 368 RCS Taylorsville, UT
May 2021 – present, Officer Accessions Recruiter, 348 RCS Clearfield, UT
Retired and Veterans Affairs, Credentials;
Chapters 1322, 1330, 1365, and 1379 Regional director
Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Andrew duenas
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Training Trustee; Chapters 1201, 1255, and 1257 Regional Director
Senior MASTER SERGEANT (Ret.) Reynaldo rios Jr.
Served in the Air Force from 2002 to 2022 at locations in Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, HI, Grand Forks AFB, ND, Travis AFB, CA and various overseas locations. He is a licensed Airframe and Powerplant Technician that served in jobs including Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent, Production Superintendent, Flight Chief, Enlisted Contracting Officer, Quality Assurance and Flying Crew Chief.
2017 - 2019: Chapter 1320 Legislative Trustee
2019 – 2020: Chapter 1320 President
2020 - 2022: Chapter 1320 Senior Advisor
2021 – 2022: Division 6 Trustee #5, California Regional Director
2022 – Present: Division 6 Trustee #5, New Mexico Regional Director
Awards; Chapters 1260, and 1261 Regional Director
Master Sergeant (Ret.) Christopher Dodd
Mr. Christopher D. Dodd is the Director of Plans and Programs, Office of the Inspector General, 56 Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Mr. Dodd manages the War and Contingency Plans program for the fighter wing by analyzing, developing, and monitoring contingency plans, operations plans and the operations security program in order to ensure mission effectiveness and directives issued by the Installation Commander or Higher Headquarters. Mr. Dodd is the advisor to the Installation Commander, Commander's Senior Staff and installation's Inspector General in management of installation planning programs. Mr. Dodd also provide plans development advice, training and all required support to applicable organizations.
Mr. Dodd was born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina. He graduated from Kinston High School in 1991 and graduated from Lenoir Community College, Kinston, North Carolina before enlisting in the Air Force in July 1997. Mr. Dodd honorably retired from the Air Force May 2021. During his career, he served in numerous key positions such as Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Flight Production Superintendent, AGE Flight Assistant Flight Chief, Maintenance Group Quality Assurance Inspector, fighter wing Inspector General, Inspection and Exercise Planner. Lastly he served as the fighter wing Inspector General, Complaint Resolutions Superintendent.
1995 AAS Degree in Computer Information Systems, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC
1997 Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
2001 Airman Leadership School, Grand Forks AFB, ND
2009 AAS Degree in Aerospace Ground Equipment, Community College of the Air Force
2011 AFSO 21 8 Step Course, Luke AFB, AZ
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Sheppard AFB, TX
2014 Advanced Safety Certificate, National Safety Council, Phoenix, AZ
2014 Project Management Professional Certified, Project Management Institute
2015 Joint Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course, by correspondence
2018 Master Resiliency Trainer, Maxwell AFB, AL
2018 Inspector General Training Course, Exercise and Inspection Planner, Kirtland AFB, NM
2019 Inspector General Training Course, Complaint Resolution, Lansdowne VA
2020 Bachelor Science in Technical Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2020 The Bob Pike Group, Train-the-Trainer Certified, Phoenix, AZ
2021 Master of Science in Project Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V/silver oak leaf cluster/two bronze oak leaf clusters Air Force Good Conduct Medal with silver oak leaf cluster/two oak leak clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leak clusters
KPL, senior advisor; Colorado Regional Director- Chapters 1179, 1180,1181, & 1182
Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Robert "Bob" Tomlinson
Served on active duty from 1973 to 2000 as a Personnel Manager both overseas and in the CONUS at bases in Germany (twice), The Netherlands, New Mexico (twice), Florida (twice) and finally retiring from Buckley AFB, in Aurora, Colorado in June 2000. Since his retirement from active duty, Bob was an Air Force civilian working in Education and Training and the Contracting career fields for 17 years. His final assignment was as a Supervisory Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer with the 460th Contracting Flight, Buckley AFB, Colorado where he retired on 30 Jun 2017.
Bob has been a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeants Association since 1983 and has served in many positions at the Chapter and Division levels. He was a Division 11 Trustee, Vice President, and then Division President in 1999, and finally the Division Treasurer, a position he filled until 2013 when Division 11 became part of Division 6. He has filled the position of Division Treasurer since 2013 as well as the Colorado Regional Director. He is an avid bowler and casual golfer. He lives in Aurora, Colorado with his wife Sandy (MSgt-Retired) and they have been married for 43 years. They have one daughter, Denise, and two grandchildren that also live in Aurora.
Recorder; Chapters 1252, and 1253 Regional Director
Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Sandra Valdezate
SMSgt (Ret) Sandra Valdezate is the Office Manager for Kichler Lighting, West Coast Distribution Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Sandy was born on 7 June 1963 in Mahnomen, Minnesota. She graduated from Mahnomen High School, Class of 1981. Sandy enlisted in the United States Air Force in August 1981 where she attended Basic Military Training at San Antonio, Texas. She completed technical training as an Administrative Specialist (70230) at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. In November 1981, she reported to her first duty assignment at the 77th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, where she supported B-52 aircraft. In November 1983, she was assigned to 52d Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, where she earned Senior Airmen Below-the-Zone. In November 1985, she was assigned to Instructional Systems Development, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. While assigned there she was a Sergeant for a day and made Staff Sergeant and was given her base of preference to GA. So December 1986 she was assigned to Base Administration, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia until December 1987. She then became Chief of Plans and Programs at the Mission Support Squadron from December 1987-1989. She then became the Administrative Technician for Professional Military Education School until December 1991. She then moved on to be the NCOIC, 52d Equipment Maintenance Squadron until September 1992. She then got reassigned to 52d Comptroller Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany until September 1994. After being promoted to Technical Sergeant she was assigned to be the Superintendent, Information Management, 52d Logistics Group at Spangdahlem. While performing this duty she was STEP promoted to Master Sergeant. In September 1996 she was assigned as the Superintendent, Information Management, for the 414th Component Training Squadron (Red Flag), Nellis Air Force Base, NV. May 2000 she was assigned to be the 57th Wing Functional Manager and Superintendent, Information Management, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada. As a Senior Master Sergeant she then was assigned to be a Career Assistance Advisor and Superintendent of the Professional Development Center, 99th Mission Support Squadron in January 2001 until her retirement February 2007. She started working as an Office Manager for Kichler Lighting, Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2007 to present. Sandy has one son Nickolaus.
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management - University of Phoenix
Associates degree in Human Resources - Community College of the Air Force
Associates degree in Business Administration - Georgia Military College
Associates degree in Administration - Community College of the Air Force
The following Professional Military Education have also been completed: NCO Leadership School, NCO Academy, and Senior NCO Academy.
Her extracurricular activities include being the Saturday Team Lead, Nellis AFB Airman’s Attic, BX Liaison as Chaplain Assistant for Nellis AFB Chapel, Civil Air Patrol female mentor for Jim Bridgier Middle School, Social Worker file liaison for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Community Assistant to Helping Hands Sewing Ministry, AFSA Division 6 Vice-President/now Senior Advisor/Recorder/Convention do all, AFSA Chapter 1252 Cents off program/Newsletter/ Coat/Blanket drive, etc., member of Women Veterans of Nevada, life member of Veterans of Foreign War and AFSA life member.