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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OLATOKUNBO O. OLOPADE

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Chief Master Sergeant Olatokunbo O. Olopade is the Command Chief Master Sergeant 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.  He is the senior enlisted advisor to the Wing Commander on all matters affecting readiness, training, health, welfare, morale, quality of life and professional development of over 3, 600 assigned warfighters.  The wing is comprised of 4 groups, 15 squadrons and provides dynamic combat capabilities in support of U.S. Central Command priorities.  Specifically, the wing provides ground attack, air support, theater security cooperations, air refueling, air battle management, control and reporting, airlift missions and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for overseas contingency operations within Southwest Asia. 

Chief Olopade entered the Air Force in February 1997. His background includes various Command and Control career field duties at the squadron, wing, major command, bi-national and joint command levels. His assignments include bases in Germany, Portugal, California, Colorado, Nebraska, South Korea and Louisiana.  He has deployed and supported numerous operations such as Operations NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, UNIFIED ASSISTANCE, INHERENT RESOLVE, and FREEDOM SENTINEL. 

EDUCATION 

1997 Health Administrative Apprentice Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2000 Command Post Apprentice Course, Kessler AFB, Miss.

2001 Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, Calif.

2004 Air Mobility Command’s STAGE Management Course, Online Correspondence

2004 Introduction to Air Mobility Command Mobile Command and Control Systems, McGuire AFB, N.J.

2006 Associate Degree, Information System Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Miss.

2006 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas

2007 Bachelors of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Chapman University, Orange County, Calif.

2011 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Course 14 Correspondence

2011 Masters of Arts Degree, Criminal Justice, American Military University, Charles Town, W. Va.

2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course Phase I, Joint Knowledge Online

2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course Phase II, Joint Knowledge Online

2016 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Miss.

2017 Theater Mobility Command and Control Course, Hurlburt AFB, Fla.

2019 Advanced Nuclear Concepts, Air Force Nuclear College, Kirtland AFB, NM

2019 Air Force Senior Staff Course, Hurlburt AFB, Fla.

2019 Contingency Wartime Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Miss.

2020 AFGSC Senior Leaders Dare to Lead Course, Barksdale AFB, La

2020 Nuclear Command, Control and Communication 400 Course, Barksdale AFB, LA

2020 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Miss

2020 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB, Miss

2021 Command Chief Orientation Course, Maxewell AFB, Miss

 

ASSIGNMENTS 

1. October 1997 – September 1998, Admission/Disposition Clerk, 52 Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

2. September 1998 – July 1999, Health Service Management Apprentice, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

3. July 1999 – June  2000, Outpatient Records Technician, 65th AB, Lajes Field, Azores Portugal

4. June 2000 – October 2000, Air Evacuation/Referral Journeyman, 65th AB Lajes Field, Azores Portugal 

5. October 2000 – April 2002, Operations Controller, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif. (Mar 2002 – Jun 2002, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, British Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia) 

6. April 2002– October 2004, Senior Operations Controller, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif. (Nov 2003 – Mar 2004, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Kuwait City, Kuwait)

7. October 2004 – April 2005, Tanker Airlift Control Element Air Ops Craftsman, 715th Air Mobility Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif. (Jan 2005 – Feb 2005, OPERATION UNIFIED ASSISTANCE, Utapao, Thailand) 

8. April 2005 – June 2007, NCOIC Contingency Response Group Command and Control Element, 570th Contingency Response Element, 615th Contingency Response Wing, Travis AFB, Calif. 

9. June 2007 – May 2011, Duty Operations Communications Supervisor, HQ J3 North America Aerospace Defense-U.S. Northern Command, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo.

10. May 2011 – May 2012,  Emergency Actions NCO, Joint Functional Component Command-Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

11. May 2012 – April 2013, NCOIC Global Operations Center, HQ J3 Operations Directorate, U.S Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

12. April 2013 – June 2014, Superintendent, Global Operations Center Emergency Action, HQ J3 Operations Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

13. June 2014 – December 2015, Chief, Command Post Emergency Actions Procedures, HQ J38 Nuclear Operations Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

14. December 2015 – December 2016, Superintendent, Command Center Seoul Emergency Operations Center, Combined Forces Command/U.S.  Forces Korea J3, Yongson US Army Garrison, South Korea

15. December 2016 – July 2019, Superintendent, Command and Control Operations, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.  (January 18 – July 18, Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM SENTINEL, Superintendent, Command and Control Operations, 379th AEW, Al udied Air Base, Qatar)

16. July 2019 – June 2021, 1C3 MAJCOM Functional Manager, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.

17. June 2021 – Present, Command Chief, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS  

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with second oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with second oak leaf cluster 

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Humanitarian Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2017 Air Combat Command’s Command and Control SNCO of the Year

2017 55th Wing Staff Agency SNCO of the Year

2016 55th Wing Staff Agency Tuskegee Airman National Military Award of the Year 

2016 HQ USFK J3 Lance P. Sijan Award of the Year 

2013 USSTRATCOM HQ Command Post SNCO of the Year

2006 Air Mobility Command’s Command and Control NCO of the Year 

2006 Air Mobility Command Mobile Command and Control NCO of the Year 

2006 615th Contingency Response Wing NCO of the Year 

2006 615th Contingency Response Wing Lance P. Sijan Award of the Year

 

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant  - July 2019

(Current as of June 2021)