Chief Master Sergeant TORI M. JONES

Chief Master Sergeant Tori M. Jones serves as the Command Chief for the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D. She is the primary advisor to the Bomb Wing Commander on matters of readiness, professional development, health, welfare, discipline, quality of life, and force utilization. She ensures the wing’s Airmen are combat ready in support of B-52 bombers, providing long-range strike capability for combatant operations worldwide. Additionally, she is the host Wing Command Chief supporting over 12,000 active-duty Airmen, families, and civilian personnel at the nation’s only installation housing two legs of the nuclear triad.

CMSgt Jones grew up in Berwick, Pennsylvania and entered the Air Force in June 2000 as a Command Post Controller. Her background includes leadership roles from flight to Combatant Command levels. Throughout her career, Chief Jones has filled a myriad of roles including serving as additional duty First Sergeant, Squadron Superintendent and Wing Staff Superintendent, as well as being the first-ever non-aviator enlisted member to be cross-flowed as a Contingency Response Team Chief. She has deployed on six AEF deployments ISO Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and NEW DAWN as a C2 expert throughout the Middle East and on a Joint Expeditionary Tasking as an Iraqi Force Protection Officer and Mentor for NATO Training Mission-Iraq Forward.

2000 – Command Post Apprentice Course, Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Miss.
2005 – (Distinguished Graduate) Airmen Leadership School, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2010 – (Distinguished Graduate) Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2011 – Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Management, Community College of the Air Force
2011 – USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14 (correspondence)
2012 – Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education (E6-E7) (correspondence)
2013 – Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2014 – USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 – B.S., summa cum laude, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Ashford University
2017 – United States Air Forces in Europe Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany
2018 – Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 – Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education II (E8-E9) (correspondence)
2019 – Command Chief Master Sergeant Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2020 – Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense Business (Virtual)
2020 – Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of South Florida
2021 – Leading Strategically, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2022 – Strategic Mindset Seminar, Flatter Inc, Alexandria, Va.

1. Oct 2000 – Oct 2003, Senior Emergency Actions Controller, 319th Air Refueling Wing, Grand Forks, ND
2. Oct 2003 – May 2006, Senior Special Operations Controller, 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL
3. May 2006 – May 2007, NCOIC, Reports Management, 7 AF/51 FW, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
4. May 2007 – Feb 2008, NCOIC, Status of Resources and Training System, 305 Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, NJ
5. Feb 2008 – Aug 2009, NCOIC, Operations Team, 87 Air Base Wing, McGuire AFB, NJ
6. Aug 2009 – Jun 2010, Iraqi Force Protection Officer/Mentor, Iraqi FOB Al Rustamiyah, Iraq
7. Jun 2010 – May 2012, Snr Contingency Resp Evaluator/CR Team Chief, 621 Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
8. May 2012 – Nov 2012, Flight Chief, Operations Flight, 818 Global Mobility Squadron, Joint Base McGuiree-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
9. Nov 2012 – Apr 2013, Superintendent, Tactics, Training, Readiness, 818 Contingency Response Group Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
10. Apr 2013 – May 2014, Squadron Operations Superintendent, 818 Global Mobility Response Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
11. May 2014 – Jun 2016, Superintendent, Command Post, 55 Wing, Offutt AFB, NE
12. Jun 2016 – Feb 2017, Manager, Command & Control Operations, Operations Branch, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AFB, Germany
13. Feb 2017 – Jun 2018, 1C3X1 MAJCOM Functional Manager, Directorate of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AFB, Germany
14. Jun 2018 – Jul 2020, Senior Enlisted Leader, Directorate of Operations, US Northern Command, Peterson AFB, CO
15. Jul 2020 – Jun 2022, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Reconnaissance Wg, Beale AFB, CA
16. Jun 2022 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 5th Bomb Wg, Minot AFB, ND
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
2003 AF Special Operations Command Command Post Airman of the Year Award
2004 AF Special Operations Command Command Post Airman of the Year Award
2005 Distinguished Graduate Award, Airman Leadership School
2008 305 AMW Wing Staff Agency NCO of the Year
2010 Distinguished Graduate Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2012 621 Contingency Response Wing SNCO of the Year
2016 55 Wing SNCO of the Year
2016 Air Combat Command, Command & Control Ops Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award
Airman Basic, June 21, 2000
Airman, December 21, 2000
Airman 1st Class, October 21, 2001
Senior Airman, June 21, 2003
Staff Sergeant, May 1, 2005
Technical Sergeant, July 1, 2008
Master Sergeant, July 1, 2011
Senior Master Sergeant, March 1, 2014
Chief Master Sergeant, September 1, 2017


(Current as of November 2022)