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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT PATRICK F MCMAHON

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Chief Master Sergeant Patrick F. McMahon is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, United States Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) mission is to control and exploit space for global and theater operations and provides space capabilities that ensure global presence, vigilance and reach for the nation. The Joint Functional Component Command for Space is responsible for executing continuous, integrated space operations to deliver theater and global effects in support of national and combatant commander objectives

He advises the commander on all matters influencing the professional development, training, combat readiness, utilization, quality of life and mission effectiveness of assigned and attached enlisted personnel. The Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) comprises more than 20,500 dedicated professionals and the organization performs five key missions: C2 of space forces; space superiority; surveillance, warning, & battlefield characterization; satellite & network operations and space launch & range.

Chief McMahon was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He enlisted in the Air Force in October 1989. His background includes diverse duties within the communication-electronics maintenance career field. Chief McMahon has served as a squadron and group superintendent before becoming a command chief master sergeant at the wing and numbered Air Force levels.

EDUCATION
1995 Airmen Leadership School, Robins AFB, Georgia
2002 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGuire AFB, New Jersey
2003 Associates of Science in Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2003 Middle East Orientation Course, Joint Special Operations University, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2003 Dynamics of International Terrorism, Joint Special Operations University, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2004 Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium, Pope AFB, North Carolina
2005 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, Alabama
2007 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course (non-residence), National Defense Univ, Norfolk, Virginia
2009 Chief's Leadership Course, Gunter AFB, Alabama
2009 Air Force Smart Operations 21 Senior Leader course, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2010 COMAFFOR Senior Staff Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
2011 USAF Command Chief Orientation Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2012 Space Operations Executive Level Course, Advanced Space Ops School, Colorado Springs, CO
2012 USAF Senior Leaders Course, Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg College, PA
2012 USAF Enterprise Management Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
2012 USAF Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
2013 Keystone CSEL course, National Defense University, Ft. Leslie J. McNair, Washington, DC

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1989 - November 1989, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. November 1989 - July 1990, student, Ground Mobile Forces satellite communications course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
3. August 1990 - October 1992, satellite communications equipment systems specialist, 22nd Combat Communication Squadron, Patrick AFB, Florida (August 1990 - May 1991, Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM, Masirah, Oman; August - November 1991, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia; August - September 1992 Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia)
4. October 1992 - October 1994, secure communications systems maintenance journeyman, 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron, Alconbury AB, United Kingdom (February - March 93, Operation Provide Comfort II, Incirlik AB, Turkey; August - September 1993 and December 1993 - January 1994 Operation Provide Promise/Deny Flight, San Vito AB, Italy; August 1994, Operation Support Hope, Kampala, Uganda)
5. November 1994 - February 1997, maintenance support inspector, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Georgia
6. February 1997 - February 1998, tactical communications team chief, 607th Combat Communications Squadron, Camp Humphreys, Korea
7. February 1998 - February 2000, alternate shift supervisor, 374th Communications Squadron, Operating Location Charlie, Camp Zama, Japan (May - October 1998, Systems Controller, J6 Division, Combined Air Operations Center, 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, NATO, Vicenza, Italy)
8. February 2000 - February 2002, NCOIC, Communications Maintenance, 831st Munitions Support Squadron, Ghedi AB, Italy
9. February 2002 - March 2004, Chief, Configuration Management, Air Force Cryptologic Office, Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland
10. March 2004 - March 2005, Superintendent, A63 (Theater C4I Operations and Engineering Division), CENTAF Forward, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
11. March 2005 - September 2006, Superintendent, Weapons Data Link, Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate, Eglin AFB, Florida
12. September 2006 - December 2008, Flight Chief, Mission Systems, 728th Air Control Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida (January 2007 - May 2007, Site Superintendent, OL-A 727th EACS, Kirkuk AB, Iraq; January 2008 - May 2008, Maintenance Superintendent, 727 EACS, Balad AB, Iraq)
13. January 2009 - February 2010, Superintendent, 505th Training Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida (May - June 2009, interim 505 CCW Command Chief)
14. February 2010 - June 2011, Superintendent, 608th Air Communications Squadron and Chief Enlisted Manager, Communication and Information (A6), Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, LA (February - June 2011, interim 8th Air Force Command Chief)
15. July 2011 - November 2011, Superintendent, 2nd Mission Support Group, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
16. November 2011 - March 2013, 50th Space Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Schriever AFB, Colo.
17. April 2013 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), and Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, Vandenberg AFB, CA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1995 Military Leadership Award, Airman Leadership School
2002 Academic Achievement Award & Distinguished Graduate NCO Academy
2002 NCO of the Year, Air Force Cryptologic Office
2002 NCO Comm & Info Professional Award, Air Intelligence Agency
2003 Lance P. Sijan NCO nominee, Air Force Cryptologic Office
2004 SNCO Comm & Info Professional Award, Air Combat Command
2004 Senior NCO of the Year, Combined Air & Space Operations Center
2005 Distinguished Graduate, United States Air Force Senior NCO Academy
2006 Lance P. Sijan SNCO nominee, Air Force Research Laboratory
2007 Senior NCO of the Year, 33rd Fighter Wing
2008 Lance P. Sijan SNCO nominee, 552nd Air Control Group

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant 1 Dec 2009

(Current: April 2013)





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