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CMSgt CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT GARRETT W. LANGSTON

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CMSgt Garrett W. Langston serves as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Global Strike Command’s 91st Missile Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. As the senior enlisted leader, he represents more than 1,800 personnel assigned to operate, secure and maintain 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), spread across 8,500 square miles of Northwest North Dakota. Chief Langston helps shape and advocates the Wing Commander’s organizational goals, objectives and policies to the enlisted corps. He ensures adherence to standards enabling the delivery of a combat-ready nuclear force with a team of highly disciplined, lethal Airmen, committed to excellence to support the President of the United States and his Combatant Commanders. The Chief also ensures mission readiness by focusing on effective utilization, qualification training, professional development, morale, welfare and quality of life issues for the Wing's Airmen and their families.

Chief Langston entered the Air Force in October 1998 as a security forces member and has served in various security forces duties at the squadron, group, wing, NAF, MAJCOM, and Defense Agency levels. His assignments encompass five major commands with bases in Nebraska, Alaska, Wyoming, Virginia, Louisiana, California and the Republic of Korea and he deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Security Forces Manager, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, California.

 

EDUCATION

2001 Military Police Investigations Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo

2002 Airman Leadership School (Distinguished Graduate and Academic Award), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb

2003 Defense Security Service Information Security Management Course, Baltimore, Md

2007 Close Precision Engagement Course, Camp Robinson, Ark

2007 Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Distinguished Graduate), Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

2008 Associates Degree in Police Science, Community College of the Air Force, Ala

2010 Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Park University, Mo

2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Distinguished Graduate), Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala

2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I (non-resident), Joint Forces Staff College, Va

2012 Joint Nuclear Surety Executive Course, Alexandria, Va

2016 Nuclear Weapon Incident Response Team Course, Fredericksburg, Va

2017 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala

2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II (non-resident), Joint Forces Staff College, Va

2019 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. October 1998 – February 1999, Trainee, Basic and Technical Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. March 1999 – September 2003, Desk Sergeant and Instructor, 55th Security Forces Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb

3. September 2003 – November 2004, NCOIC, Special Security Office, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, Korea

4. January 2005 – May 2008, Flight Chief and NCOIC, Plans and Programs, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

5. May 2008 – May 2010, Operations Superintendent, 90th Ground Combat Training Squadron, CP Guernsey, Wyo

6. May 2010 – November 2011, Operations Superintendent, 90th Tactical Response Force, FE Warren AFB, Wyo

7. November 2011 – August 2012, NCOIC, Weapons System Security, 90th MSFS, FE Warren AFB, Wyo

8. August 2012 – July 2015, Senior Exercise Controller, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va

9. July 2015 – April 2016, Superintendent, Security Forces Division, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La

10. April 2016 – May 2018, Security Forces Manager, 2d Security Forces Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La

11. May 2018 – May 2019, Security Forces Manager, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif

12. May 2019 – present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

 

OTHER AWARDS

2002 Distinguished Graduate and Academic Award, Airman Leadership School

2007 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy

2011 Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant July 1, 2016

Senior Master Sergeant February 1, 2013

Master Sergeant July 1, 2009

Technical Sergeant July 1, 2005

Staff Sergeant July 1, 2002

Senior Airmen September 28, 2000

Airmen First Class November 28, 1998

Airmen Basic October 14, 1998

(Current as of May 2019)