Chief Master Sergeant Gregory M. Fleming is the 91st Missile Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Minot Air Force Base, N.D at America's only dual-wing, nuclear capable base. As such, he advises the 91st Missile Wing commander on all matters concerning the health, welfare, morale, recognition, training, utilization, professional development and career progression of the wing's more than 1,700 enlisted, officer and civilian personnel. He is the commander's principal advisor on all enlisted issues. He provides guidance on effective leadership, management, military courtesy, self-discipline and personal appearance. He represents the commander on numerous base and local agency councils, committees, boards, and at numerous military and civilian functions. His focus is on taking care of the Airmen so they can take care of the mission.
CMSgt Fleming was born in Redondo Beach, Calif., and he graduated from Independence High School in San Jose, Calif. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1982. He has served in airlift, fighter,special operations, intelligence-surveillance and reconnaissance, airborne air control and technical training units which include tours in the Pacific, Europe, and the U.S. where he supported Operations Urgent Fury, Southern Watch, Deliberate Guard, Decisive Endeavor, Allied Force, Noble Eagle, Joint Guardian, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Horn of Africa.
Chief Fleming is a USAF-level recipient of the prestigious Henry E. (Red) Erwin Senior Enlisted Aircrew Member of the Year Award and the MAJCOM-level Air Combat Command Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award. Additionally, he is a Master Maintenance Technician and a Senior Enlisted Aircrew Member with 1700 flight hours on the OC-135B, EC-135C, RC-135S/U/V/W, E-4B, TU-154M, E-3B/C, C-130E/H and EC-130J aircraft to include 145 combat related sorties totaling 476 combat related flight hours.
1982 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
1983 Avionic Sensor Systems Technical Training School, Lowry AFB, Colo.
1985 Pacific Air Forces Noncommissioned Officer Prepatory Course, Clark Air Base, Philippines
1986 Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies, Central Texas College
1987 Associate of Applied Science degree in Avionic Systems, Community College of the Air Force
1989 Technical Training Instructors Course, Lowry AFB, Colo.
1990 Associate of Applied Science degree Instructional Systems, Community College of the Air Force
1990 Air Training Command Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Lowry AFB, Colo.
1992 Air Force Space Command Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, Colo.
1997 Associate of Applied Science degree in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1998 Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1998 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, Ala.
2007 E-3 AWACS Airborne Computer, Display and Maintenance Technician Course, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2008 Missile Maintenance Officer Course, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
1. July - September 1982, Student, Basic Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. September 1982 - February 1983, Student, Avionic Sensor Systems Technical Training, Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.
3. February 1983 - December 1984, AC-130 Gunship Sensor Systems Technician, 834th Component Repair Squadron, First Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
4. December 1984 - December 1988, F-4E Sensor Systems Technician, 3rd Component Repair Squadron, Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines.
5. December 1988 - November 1994, Master Instructor, 3450th Technical Training Group, Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.
6. November 1994 - October 2000, Senior Aircrew Member; Flight Instructor; Flight Evaluator; Chief of Operations; 38th Reconnaissance Squadron and 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
7. October 2000 - August 2002, Avionics Flight Chief, 48th Component Repair Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
8. August 2002 - September 2006, Air Force Element Senior Enlisted Advisor; Superintendent Logistics Management Branch; Squadron Superintendent, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Squadron Superintendent, Field Maintenance Squadron; and Avionics Flight Chief, Electronic Maintenance Squadron; E-3A Component, NATO AWACS, Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany.
9. September 2006 - December 2008, Squadron Superintendent, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron; Squadron Superintendent, 552nd Training Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. December 2008 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one service star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with two service stars
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
NATO Medal for former Yugoslavia
1982 Honor Graduate Award, Basic Military Training
1985 Distinguished Graduate Award, Noncommissioned Officer Prepatory Course
1989 Honor Graduate, Technical Training Instructors Course
1990 Distinguished Graduate Award, Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School
1992 Distinguished Graduate and Academic Achievement Awards, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
1992 Air Training Command Master Instructor and Occupational Instructor Certifications
1995 Air Combat Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
1996 Air Combat Command nominee to US Jaycees for Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award
1996 USAF Henry E. (Red) Erwin Senior Enlisted Aircrew Member of the Year
1997 Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
1997 American Red Cross Heartland Chapter Team Award for Outstanding Service
1997 Selected for the National Deans List
1998 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1999 Air Force Association Arthur C. Storz Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year award, Aksarben Chapter
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic July 27,1982
Airman Jan. 27,1983
Airman First Class July 27, 1983
Senior Airman July 27, 1985
Sergeant July 27, 1986
Staff Sergeant Dec. 1, 1987
Technical Sergeant July 1, 1991
Master Sergeant May 1, 1995
Senior Master Sergeant March 1, 1998
Chief Master Sergeant Dec. 1, 2000
(Current as of January 2009)