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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT DELMAR J. SCHAEFERS

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Chief Master Sergeant Delmar J. Schaefers is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 176th Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson, Alaska. He serves as the senior enlisted leader advising on the recruiting, retention, and training of more than 1,150 Air Guard enlisted members ensuring operations of C-17 Globemaster III, HH-60G Pave Hawk, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft, as well as Guardian Angel and Air Warning weapons systems, plus a full array of agile combat support capability for in- state and worldwide deployment. The unit maintains a constant watch and commitment for Pacific Air Forces, Air Combat Command, United States Northern Command, United States Transportation Command, and Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region. 


Chief Schaefers joined the South Dakota Army National Guard in May 1980 and served as a drill status guardsman with them until June 1982. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and upon completing Air Force Basic Military Training, he remained in Texas for the Telephone Central Office Switching Equipment Course. His first duty assignment was as a Central Office Apprentice and Technician with the 1930th Communications Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. After almost 10 years of service with the Air Force, CMSgt Schaefers elected to stay in Alaska and join the Alaska Air National Guard to work in various base communication positions to include telephone repair and installation; communication cable installation and maintenance; radio maintenance; and supervisory positions. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Chief Enlisted Manager of the 176th Communication Flight, 176th Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 


EDUCATION 

1985 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska 

1989 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
2000 Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course
2001 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Correspondence Course 

2012 Air National Guard Chief’s Executive Course, Arlington, Virginia 


ASSIGNMENTS 

1. June 1982 – July 1982, trainee, basic military training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. July 1982 – December 1982, student, Telephone Central Office Switching Equipment Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. January 1983 – August 1987, Central Office Apprentice and Technician, 1930th Communications Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. August 1987 – October 1991, Telephone Inside Plant Shift Supervisor, 1930th Communications Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
5. October 1991 – December 2006, Telephone Switching Craftsman, 176th Communications Flight, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Anchorage, Alaska 

6. December 2006 – April 2008, Communications Systems Superintendent, 176th Communications Flight, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Anchorage, Alaska
7. April 2008 – May 2011, Communication-Electronic Systems Chief Enlisted Manager, 176th Communications Flight, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Anchorage, Alaska 

8. May 2011 – June 2018, Communication-Electronic Systems Chief Enlisted Manager, 176th Communications Flight, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
9. June 2018 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 176th Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
State of Alaska Commendation Medal
State of Alaska Community Service Medal 


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS 

2002 Outstanding Unit member of the Year, 176th Communications Flight 2005 176th Wing Unit Career Advisor of the Year
2014 Outstanding Unit member of the Year, 176th Mission Support Group 


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 

Airman Basic, June 1982 

Airman, December 1982 

Airman First Class, June 1983 

Senior Airman, June 1985 

Sergeant, July 1986 

Staff Sergeant, Dec 1, 1987
Technical Sergeant, Oct 1, 1992 

Master Sergeant, March 31, 2000 

Senior Master Sergeant, Dec 19, 2006 

Chief Master Sergeant, April 1, 2009 

(Current as of July 2018) 

 

 

 

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