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Chief Master Sergeant FREDRICK L. MCBRIDE

Chief Master Fredrick McBride serves as the Command Chief, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, in Southwest Asia.

Chief McBride is the Senior Enlisted Leader, 4th Mission Support Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.  In this capacity, he is the trusted senior enlisted advisor to the Mission Support Group Commander on military readiness, mission effectiveness, professional development, morale, welfare, training, and good order and discipline for over 1,500 total force Airmen assigned to Civil Engineer, Communications, Contracting, Force Support, Logistics Readiness, and Security Forces Squadrons.  Additionally, he advises the commander on issues concerning housing and recreational services for a community of over 13,000 personnel.  Finally, Chief McBride provides leadership and management to synchronize other groups, squadrons, and local mission partners in supporting commanders at all levels across the installation.

Chief McBride is from Sumter, South Carolina. He entered the Air Force in 1995 as a Services Apprentice. His Services background extends to serving at the Flight, Squadron, Group, and Headquarters level at bases located in Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Germany, Korea, and the United Kingdom. His deployments extends to Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, JOINT FORGE, and JOINT GUARD. Chief McBride earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2018. Prior to assuming his current position, Chief McBride was the Senior Enlisted Leader, 332d Expeditionary Air Base Group.


1995 Services Apprentice Course, Lackland-Medina AFB, TX

1999 Airman Leadership School, Charleston AFB, SC

2003 Services Craftsman School, Lackland-Medina AFB, TX

2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee-Tyson ANG Base, TN

2010 Associates in Applied Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Fitness Management, CCAF

2013 Joint Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education by Correspondence

2014 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II by Correspondence

2017 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy

2017 Contingency Wartime Planning Course

2018 Bachelors of Science in Business and Administrative Management, Columbia Southern University, AL

2019 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course

2019 Force Support Operational Leadership Course


Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal


2011 509th Bomb Wing, Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award – Junior Enlisted

2011 509th Mission Support Group, Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter

2014 Headquarters Air Force Services Activity, Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award – Senior Enlisted

2017 786th Force Support Squadron, A1 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year

2018 786th Force Support Squadron, Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award


Chief Master Sergeant            1 August 2019

(Current as of June 2024)