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Chief Master Sergeant JEFFERY D. MARTIN

Chief Master Sergeant Jeffrey D. Martin is the Command Chief for the 53d Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 53d Wing is comprised of nearly 2,600 military and civilian personnel across 69 units at 18 diverse locations throughout the United States. The 53rd Wing is responsible for fighter, bomber, combat search and rescue and remotely-piloted air vehicle operational testing, evaluation, and tactics development. Additionally, the wing is responsible for the Air Force’s Weapons System Evaluation Program, electronic warfare optimization and reprogramming for fighter and bomber weapons systems, and Advanced Program Networks.
Chief Martin enlisted in the Air Force in September 1997 and graduated from the Electrical Power Production Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  He has held a variety of leadership positions at the squadron and group levels in the Civil Engineering and Military Training Instructor career fields. He has deployed in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and Operation FREEDOM’s SENTINAL.  Prior to this assignment, Chief Martin served as the Superintendent of the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
2000 Airman Leadership School, Holloman AFB, N.M.
2000 Associate of Arts in General Studies, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Mo.
2000 Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical and Electrical Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2005 Military Training Instructor School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2006 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2007 Associate of Applied Science in Instructor of Technology and Military Sciences, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I Correspondence Course, Joint Forces Staff College
2011 Inspector General Inspector Course, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
2012 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2013 Antiterrorism Officer Level II Course, Defense Security Service
2013 DoD Vulnerability Assessment Course, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
2016 Bachelor of Science in Management (Cum Laude), Park University, Parkville, Mo.
2016 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
2017 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Correspondence Course, Joint Forces Staff College
2019 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
1. Sep 1997-Nov 1997, Trainee, Basic Military Training, 331st Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. Nov 1997-Dec 1997, Student, Electrical Power Production, 366th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. Dec 1997-Aug 2000, Electrical Power Production Apprentice, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
4. Aug 2000-Sep 2001, Electrical Power Production Journeyman, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
5. Sep 2001-Sep 2002, Electrical Power Production Journeyman, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan AB, Korea
6. Sep 2002-Jul 2005, Power Production Supervisor, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
7. Jul 2005-Sep 2008, Military Training Instructor, 323rd Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas       
8. Sep 2008-Jun 2010, Instructor Supervisor, MTI School, 37th Training Support Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas 
9. Jun 2010-Aug 2011, NCOIC, Operations, 737th Training Group Standardization and Evaluation, Lackland AFB, Texas 
10. Aug 2011-Dec 2012, Section Chief, Deployment Training, 1st Combat Comm Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
11. Dec 2012-Apr 2014, Superintendent, Ops Engineering, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
12. Apr 2014-Aug 2015, Superintendent, Facility Systems, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
13. Aug 2015-Jan 2016, Superintendent, Facility Systems, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
14. Jan 2016-Apr 2017, Superintendent, Operations Flight, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
15. Apr 2017-Sep 2018, Squadron Superintendent, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
16. Sep 2018-Jun 2020, Squadron Superintendent, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
17. Jun 2020-Nov 2020, Group Superintendent, 56th Mission Support Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
18. Nov 2020-Present, Command Chief, 53d Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with eight oak leaf clusters  
1997 Top Graduate, Electrical Power Production Apprentice Course, 366th Training Squadron
1999 Promoted to Senior Airman Below-the-Zone
2000 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2000 Commandant’s Leadership Award, Airman Leadership School
2003 NCO of the Year, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron
2005 Distinguished Graduate, MTI School
2005 Commandant’s Award, MTI School
2005 Excellence in Instruction Award, MTI School
2007 Master Military Training Instructor (Blue Rope - Top 10% of MTI Corps) 
2008 Master MTI of the Year, 323rd Training Squadron
2008 AETC Master Instructor Award
2009 NCO of the Year, 37th Training Support Squadron
2016 SNCO Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 35th Fighter Wing
Chief Master Sergeant – 1 Apr 2017
(Current as of Nov 2020)