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Chief Master Sergeant JOHN G. STORMS

Chief Master Sergeant John G. Storms is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Ninth Air Force (United States Air Forces Central), Southwest Asia. He advises the commander and staff on matters influencing the health, welfare, morale and effective utilization of assigned and deployed personnel. As the Air Component of United States Central Command, USAFCENT’s mission is to develop contingency plans and conduct air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility.

Chief Storms joined the Air Force in June 1992 and graduated Security Specialist Technical Training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He has held numerous positions at squadron, group, wing and MAJCOM levels. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

1996 Airman Leadership School, McGuire AFB, N.J. 1996 U.S. Army Air Assault School, Fort Drum, N.Y.
1998 Associate Degree, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force 1999 U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Ga.
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala. 2004 U.S. Army Jumpmaster School, Fort Benning, Ga.
2007 Ground Defense Command Course, Lackland AFB, Texas 2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military EducationCorrespondence Course 2016 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler BusinessSchool,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.
2016 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, USAF JAG School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course II
2019 Keystone, National Defense University, Washington DC

1. June 1992 – August 1992, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. August 1992 – September 1992, Security Specialist Technical Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. September 1992 – October 1992, Air Base Ground Defense School, Level 1, Fort Dix, New Jersey
4. October 1992 – May 1994, Security Specialist, 36th Security Police Squadron,Bitburg AB, Germany
(October 1993 – January 1994, Security Specialist, 4407th Support Squadron, Riyhad Air Base, Saudi Arabia)
5. May 1994 – October 1997, Security Controller, 305th Security ForcesSquadron, McGuire AFB, New Jersey
(October 1994 – December 1994, Team Leader, 621st Tanker-Airlift Control Element, Kuwait City international Airport, Kuwait)
6. October 1997 – September 2000, Technical Training Instructor, 342d Training Squadron, Camp Bullis, Texas
7. September 2000 – January 2002, Operations NCO, 820th Security ForcesGroup,
Lackland AFB, Texas
(August 2001 – November 2001, Operations NCO, 75th Expeditionary Group, Cairo West Air Base, Egypt)
8. January 2002 – May 2004, Stan-Eval NCO, 820th Security Forces Group, Moody AFB, Georgia
(March 2003 – April 2003, Operations NCO, 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq)
9. May 2004 – January 2006, Flight Sergeant, 824th Security Forces Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia
(June 2004 – October 2004, Squad Leader, 447th Air Expeditionary Group, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq)
(May 2005 – September 2005, Flight Sergeant, 506th Air Expeditionary Group, Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq)
10. January 2006 – March 2008, Security Forces Inspector, Headquarters Air Combat Command Inspector General, Langley AFB, Virginia
11.March 2008 – July 2011, Operations Superintendent, Regional Training Center Superintendent, Security Forces Manager, 786th Security Forces Squadron, Sembach Annex, Germany
(October 2008 – December 2008, Security Superintendent, 357th AMD-D, Site 512, Israel)
12. July 2011 – July 2012, Security Forces Manager, 379th Expeditionary SecurityForces Squadron, Southwest Asia
13. August 2012 – August 2014, Security Forces Manager, 628th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
14. August 2014 – August 2015, Superintendent, 65th Mission Support Group, Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal
15. August 2015 – August 2016, Security Forces Manager, 86th Security ForcesSquadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
16. August 2016 – September 2017, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia
17. September 2017 – September 2018, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force – Levant, Southwest Asia
18. September 2018 – July 2020, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
19. July 2020 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT), Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters

2003 NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate
2004 Air Combat Command Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level NCO of the Year 2005 820th Security Forces Group Senior Enlisted Lance P. Sijan Award
2010 435th Contingency Response Group Senior Enlisted Lance P. Sijan Award