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Chief Master Sergeant Daryl J. Hogan Jr.


Chief Master Sergeant Daryl J. Hogan Jr. is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The wing’s forces conduct space lift and range operations while supporting operational developmental missile system testing for the Department of Defense, from the Western coast of the United States. Chief Hogan serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the 30th Space Wing Commander on mission effectiveness, professional development, readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of more than 2,400 enlisted Airmen, and the effectiveness of programs supporting more than 18,500 total force personnel, families, and retirees.

Chief Hogan enlisted in the Air Force in October 1995. He graduated from the firefighter apprentice course at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in April 1996. His extensive background in fire and emergency services includes four years as a technical training instructor. He has held various leadership positions to include instructor supervisor, quality assurance evaluator, deputy fire chief, forward operating base fire chief, Top III President, and First Sergeants Council President. Chief Hogan has served as the Command First Sergeant for Air Force Space Command, as well as a unit first sergeant in five separate squadrons spanning four wings, and has deployed for operations that involved Saudi Arabia, Oman, Afghanistan, and Kuwait.


2001 – Airman Leadership School, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2005 – Associate in applied science degree in fire science, Community College of the Air Force
2005 – Associate in applied science degree in instruction of technology & military science, Community College of the Air Force
2006 – Distinguished Graduate, NCO Academy, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas 2008 – Baccalaureate degree in fire science, Cum Laude, Columbia Southern University
2011 – Masters degree in organizational leadership, Columbia Southern University
2012 – Distinguished Graduate, SNCO Academy, Gunter Annex, Alabama
2012 – Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2012 – Associate in applied science degree in human resource management, Community College of the Air Force
2018 – Chiefs Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Alabama
2018 – Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2018 – Senior Enlisted Joint PME II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
2018 – Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


October 1995 – December 1995, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
December 1995 – April 1996, Fire Academy Technical School, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
May 1996 – January 1998, Firefighter Apprentice, Travis AFB, California
February 1998 – February 2000, Driver/Operator, Misawa AB, Japan
February 2000 – April 2003, Fire Protection Crew Chief, Hurlburt Field, Florida
May 2003 – December 2004, Station Chief, Enrique Soto Cano AB, Hondurus
January 2005 – April 2009, Instructor Supervisor HazMat/WMD, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
April 2009 –  April 2010, Quality Assurance Evaluator, Thule AB, Greenland
May 2010 – December 2011, Deputy Fire Chief, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
January 2012 – November 2012, First Sergeant 10th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
June 2013 – May 2014, First Sergeant, 62 MXS, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
May 2014 – June 2016, First Sergeant, 311 TRS, Presidio of Monterey, California
June 2016 – July 2017, First Sergeant, 355 Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Aug 2017 – May 2019, Command First Sergeant, Headquarters-Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado
June 2019 – Present, Command Chief, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA


Meritorious Service Medal (7 oak leaf clusters)
AF Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
AF Achievement Medal (3 oak leaf clusters)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
NATO Medal


1998 – Below-the-Zone promotion to Senior Airman
2008 – 17th TRW NCO of the Year
2009 – 821st ABG SNCO of the Year
2010 – 627th CES SNCO of the Year
2012 – 62 AW First Sergeant of the Year
2012 – Air Force Association NW Regional First Sergeant of the Year
2013 – 62 AW & Team McChord First Sergeant of the Year
2015 – 17 TRW First Sergeant of the Year


“It’s More Than a Job: Life and Leadership through the Eyes of a First Sergeant,” 2017


Chief Master Sergeant – March 2017

(Current as of June 2019)