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Chief Master Sergeant John L. Hoffman, Jr., 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 over 1,700 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 Hoffman advocates the Wing Commander's organizational goals, objectives and policies to the enlisted corps, ensuring adherence to standards enabling the delivery of lethal, safe and sure ICBMs 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 Wing Airmen and their families.

The Chief hails from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, graduating Cheltenham High School in 1977 and later joining the Air Force in January 1984. As a career-long civil engineer, he's accumulated a diverse range of contingency war skills and force support experience at all levels of command. Chief Hoffman has had four overseas assignments; Alaska, Korea and Germany twice, along with seven stateside assignments to bases in Alabama, Florida, Texas and Ohio. His deployments have taken him to over 40 countries, supporting wartime and humanitarian operations such as Joint Task Forces: Bravo and Horn of Africa, and Operations: Allied Force, Shining Hope, Provide Comfort, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Willing Spirit. Chief Hoffman holds the Senior Civil Engineer, Airborne and Air Assault ratings.

Prior to his current assignment, the Chief served as Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the Air Force Materiel Command's Aeronautical Systems Center and 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Chief Hoffman assumed current duties July 13th, 2010.

1986 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Osan AB, Korea
1988 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1988 Associates Degree, Construction Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL
1991 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, MS
1993 Associates Degree, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL
1997 Associates Degree, General Education, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL
1998 Senior Noncommissioned Officers Academy by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2003 United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft Bliss, TX
2003 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Management, University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany
2005 Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008 USAF Senior Leadership Course, Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, PA
2009 USAF Enterprise Management Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, VA
2010 Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, National Defense University, Washington, DC
2010 USAF Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

1. January 1984 - March 1984, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2. March 1984 - May 1984, Student, Site Development Specialist Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
3. June 1984 - December 1985, Site Developer, 343d Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
4. January 1985 - January 1986, Site Developer, 554th Civil Engineer Squadron Heavy Repair, (RED HORSE), Osan AB, Korea
5. January 1986 - January 1991, Engineering Assistant, Drafting and Surveying, later NCOIC of Construction Management, 3800th Civil Engineer Squadron, Maxwell AFB, AL
6. January 1991 - June 1993, Combat Skills Instructor, Detachment 1, Air Force Civil Engineer and Services Center, Field 4, Eglin AFB, FL
7. June 1993 - June 1996, Silver Flag Instructor, Detachment 1, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL
8. June 1996 - June 1999, Superintendent, Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team, Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall AFB, FL
9. June 1999 - May 2002, Contingency Engineer, 786th Security Forces Squadron (Airborne) 86th Contingency Response Group, Sembach Annex, Ramstein AB, Germany
10. May 2002 - May 2003, Student, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX
11. June 2003 - June 2006, Superintendent, Maintenance Engineer Flight, later Squadron Superintendent, 735th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
12. June 2006 - October 2008, Superintendent, Deployment Cell, Center for Special Operations, Headquarters United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, FL
13. October 2008 - July 2010, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Aeronautical Systems Center and 88th Air Base Wing (AFMC), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
14. July 2010 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 91st Missile Wing (AFGSC), Minot AFB, ND

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters

1984 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course
1988 Military Excellence Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2003 Commandant's Award, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy
2003 Association of United States Army writing award, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy


Chief Master Sergeant: April 2005

(Current as of Jan 2011)