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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT SEAN M. MILLIGAN

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Chief Master Sergeant Sean Milligan is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia. He is the principle enlisted advisor to the commander on all matters affecting mission readiness, health, welfare, morale, quality of life, professional development, and effective utilization of resources. The wing is comprised of five groups with more than 2,300 total force Airmen who operate across three different countries. The wing includes a wide array of combat Air Force capabilities including precision strike, aerial refueling, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, space, and combat search and rescue in direct support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

 

Chief Milligan entered the Air Force in January 1997. He graduated from Heavy Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures course at Shepard Air Force Base in October 1997. Throughout his career he has maintained B-1, B-2, and B-52 bombers, MC-130Ps, MC-130Js, and CV-22s under three separate major-commands. Chief Milligan filled a myriad of roles for the Combat Air Force, Developmental Flight Test, Special Operations, and Officer accessions. Additionally, he has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. Africa Command and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

 

EDUCATION

2000 Airman Leadership School, Ellsworth AFB, SD

2005 Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Seminar, Edwards AFB, CA

2005 Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Principles, Community College of the Air Force

2007 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL

2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course

2009 Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Mgmt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, FL

2011 Masters of Science degree in Operations Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL

2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Level II Correspondence Course

2016 Jt Special Ops Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, Joint Special Ops University, Tampa, FL

2017 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Distance Learning Course, Fort Bliss, TX

2017 Jt and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II / In-Residence), Joint Forces Stf College, Norfolk, VA

2017 Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2018 AF Senior Staff Course, 505th Command & Control Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL

2019 AF Senior Leader Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2020 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hills, NC

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. January 1997 - March 1997, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. March 1997 - October 1997, Student, Technical Training School, Shepard AFB, Texas

3. October 1997 - October 2002, Defensive Avionics Sys Journeyman, 37th Bomb Sq, Ellsworth AFB, SD

4. October 2002 - March 2007, Defensive Avionics Sys Craftsman, 412th Test Sq, Edwards AFB, CA

5. March 2007 - November 2007, Electronic Warfare Shift Lead, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL

6. November 2007 – March 2008, MC-130P Flightline Expediter, Data masked

7. March 2008 – September 2009, NCOIC, Mx Operations Center, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL

8. September 2009 – January 2011, MC-130P Avionics Section Chief, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL

9. January 2011 – August 2013, MC-130P Acft Production Super, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL

10. August 2013 – March 2014, MC-130J Acft Production Super, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, UK

11. March 2014 – February 2015, Superintendent, Acft Support Flight, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, UK

12. February 2015 – February 2016, Senior Enlisted Leader, Wing Staff, 352d SOW, RAF Mildenhall, UK

13. February 2016 – June 2017, Superintendent, CV-22 Acft Mx Unit, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, UK

14. July 2017 – May 2019, Superintendent, MC-130J Acft Mx Unit, 27 SOAMXS, Cannon AFB, NM

  • Aug 18 – Jan 19, Snr Enlisted Ldr, 27th Expeditionary Spcl Ops Wing/JSOAC-Africa, Stuttgart, DE

15. May 19 – July 21, Chief, Dean of Faculty, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

16. July 21 – Present, Command Chief, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Undisclosed Location

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 1st Special Operations Mx Squadron’s SNCO Mx Professional of the Year

2012 1st Special Operations Mx Squadron’s Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee

2015 352nd Special Operations Wing Staff’s Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee

2016 352 Special Operations Mx Grp Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee

2016 Distinguished Graduate, Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy

 

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant                November 2017

 

(Current as of July 2021)