Chief Master Sergeant WAYNE T. SHARP

CMSgt Wayne T. Sharp serves as the Command Chief for the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. He is the primary advisor to the Bomb Wing Commander on matters of readiness, professional development, health, welfare, discipline, quality of life, and force utilization. He ensures the wing’s Airmen are combat ready in support of B-52 bombers, providing long-range strike capability for combatant operations worldwide. Additionally, he 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.

Chief Sharp entered the Air Force in February 1998. He graduated from the Security Forces Law Enforcement Apprentice Course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in June 1998. His background includes various duties in Security Forces including Force Protection Airborne Surveillance Systems and Ground Combat Training Instructor at Silver Flag Alpha, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. His assignments include bases in Missouri, South Korea, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Texas. He has also deployed in support of Operation ALLIED FORCE, Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Command Chief, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. 

1998 Law Enforcement Apprentice Course, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1999 TASS Administrator Course, Indian Springs Auxiliary Air Field, Nev.
2004 Airman Leadership School, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2004 Security Forces Noncommissioned Officer Course, Ground Combat Skills, Lackland AFB, Texas
2006 Force Protection Airborne Surveillance Systems Course, Creech AFB, Nev.
2007 Principles of Instruction, in residence, Creech AFB, Nev.
2008 Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver / Mini Video Receiver Special Operations Course, Fort Pickett, Va.
2008 Electronic Security Systems Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2009 Army / Navy Electronic Warfare Officer Course / JIEEDO, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
2010 Masters Certification Graphic Design, Sessions College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2011 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2012 Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course 14, Air University, by correspondence
2012 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2013 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2015 Associates in Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force
2016 Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education, by correspondence
2018 Bachelors in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Ashford University
2019 Security Forces Advanced Leaders Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2020 Security Forces Manager Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2020 AFPC Squadron Commander & Superintendent Course, by correspondence
2021 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2021 Senior Executive Legal Orientation, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2021 Command Chief Orientation, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2022 Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education II, by correspondence
2022 Wing Commander/Command Chief Course, Montgomery, Ala.
2023 Air Force Strategic Leader Course, Air University, Ala.
2023 Enterprise Leadership Seminar. University of North Carolina, N.C.
2024 Leading Strategically Seminar, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2024 Global/Regional Course - Europe and South Asia, Washington D.C.

1.  February 1998 – June 1998, Trainee, Basic Military Training, 323rd Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2.  June 1998 – June 2001, PL1 Entry Controller, 509th Security Forces Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Miss.
3.  June 2001 – June 2002, Desk Sergeant/RTO, 51st Security Forces Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4.  June 2002 – September 2006, Patrolman/NCOIC, Pass and Registration, Security Forces Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5.  September 2006 – November 2010, TASS/FPASS/IBD Instructor/Bravo Flight Chief, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev.
6.  November 2010 – July 2013, Flight Chief/NCOIC Crime Prevention/Physical Security/Installation Resource Protection Program Manager, 377 Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
7.  July 2013 – September 2015, First Sergeant, 377th Medical Group, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
8.  September 2015 – August 2017, First Sergeant, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
9.  September 2017 – March 2019, First Sergeant, 5th Maintenance Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
10.  March 2019 – September 2019, Superintendent Plans and Programs, 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
11.  September 2019 – August 2020, Security Forces Manager, 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
12.  August 2020 – June 2022, Security Forces Manager, 82d Security Forces Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
13.  June 2022 – June 2024, Command Chief, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
14.  June 2024 – Present, Command Chief, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.

Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

2012 Air Force Material Command GEICO Military Service Award
2013 Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center Spirit of Hope Award
2014 377th Air Base Wing First Sergeant of the Year
2015 Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center First Sergeant of the Year
2016 58th Special Operations Wing First Sergeant of the Year
2018 Air Force Global Strike Command First Sergeant of the Year
2018 Air Force First Sergeant of the Year

Airman Basic February 4, 1998
Airman August 4, 1998
Airman First Class June 4, 1999
Senior Airman February 4, 2001
Staff Sergeant October 1, 2003
Master Sergeant May 1, 2013
Senior Master Sergeant October 1, 2017
Chief Master Sergeant September 1, 2020

(Current as of June 2024)