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Chief Master Sgt. Philip E. Eckenrod Jr.

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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT PHILIP E. ECKENROD JR.

Chief Master Sergeant Philip E. Eckenrod Jr is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is the primary advisor to the commander on all matters affecting the quality, welfare, morale, management and leadership of more than 3,000 permanent personnel and more than 10,000 student personnel. He assists the commander in ensuring the success of four primary training missions graduating more than 85,000 students annually. The Wing encompasses 9 wing staff agencies, five groups, two academies and a center that operates from 10 geographically separated locations

CMSgt Eckenrod entered the Air Force in October 1993. He graduated from the personnel specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., in December 1993. CMSgt Eckenrod has served in squadron and numerous positions at group and wing level equivalent levels with-in joint organizations as well as at major command, Air Staff, and Joint Staff. His assignments include bases in Washington, D.C., Maine, Texas, New Jersey, and Oklahoma. He has also served overseas in England and Germany and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION

1999 Airman Leadership School, Kapaun Air Station, GE

2001 Associate in Human Resource Management and Personnel Administration, Community College of the Air Force

2004 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGuire AFB, NJ

2004 Bachelors of Science in Human Resource Management, National Louis University, McLean, VA

2007 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course

2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course

2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, AL

2014 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force

2015 Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Joint Base San Antonio, TX

2016 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2016 USAF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Correspondence Course

2018 Keystone Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.October 1993 – November 1993, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

2.November 1993 – December 1993, Student, Technical Training School, Keesler AFB, MS

3.January 1994 – September 1995, Separations and Retirement Apprentice, 100th Mission SupportSquadron, RAF Mildenhall, UK

4. September 1995 – June 1996, Special Actions and Promotions Manager, 100th Mission Support Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, UK

5. June 1996 – June 1999, MAJCOM Enlisted Assignments Manager, Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe Personnel Directorate, Ramstein AB, GE

6. June 1999 – April 2001, NCOIC, Relocations/Manpower/Employments, Human Resource Management Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA

7. April 2001 – February 2003, NCOIC, Air Force Training and Acquisition Programs, Human Resource Management Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA

8. February 2003 – April 2004, NCOIC, Force Management Branch, Human Resource Management Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA

9. April 2004 – August 2006, NCOIC, Joint Staff Air Force Personnel Management, Directorate for Manpower and Personnel, J-1, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

10. August 2006 – July 2008, NCOIC, Military Personnel Office, Communications Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA

11. July 2008 – January 2009, Section Chief, Career Support, Force Support Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA

12. January 2009 – August 2009, Section Chief, Career Enhancements, Force Support Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA

13. August 2009 – January 2010, Senior Enlisted Aide for Commanding General, NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan

14. March 2010 – July 2011, Superintendent, AF/A1 Executive Services, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

15. July 2011 – April 2014, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Portland, Maine Military Entrance Processing Station, Portland, Maine

16. April 2014 – October 2014, Chief, Aircraft/Munitions/Missile Assignments Branch, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX.

17. October 2014 – August 2015, Acting Squadron Superintendent and Superintendent, Sustainment Services Flight, 87th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.

18. August 2015 – May 2016, Superintendent, 87th Mission Support Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst, NJ.

19. June 2016 – March 2018, Command Chief, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus, AFB, OK.

20. March 2018 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, TX

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Recognition Ribbon   

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1994 RAF Mildenhall Personnel Manager of the Year

1996 Senior Airman Below the Zone

1997 Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe Directorate of Personnel Airman of the Year

1997 Air Force Personnel Manager of the Year

1998 Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe Directorate of Personnel Airman of the Year

2003 National Reconnaissance Office Personnel Manager of the Year

2006 Joint Staff Service Member of the Year

2007 National Reconnaissance Office Director’s Circle Award

2008 National Reconnaissance Office Force Support Squadron SNCO of the Year

2011 Distinguished Graduate, SNCO Academy

2011 CMSAF (Ret) James M. McCoy Academic Achievement Award, SNCO Academy

2011 USMEPCOM Twelve Outstanding SNCO of the Year

2012 USMEPCOM Force Support SNCO of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION Chief Master Sergeant November 2014

(Current as of March 2018)