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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT MICHAEL D. ABBOTT

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Chief Master Sergeant Michael D. Abbott is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard. The 153rd Airlift Wing supports the State of Wyoming, the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force with peacetime and combat airlift missions throughout the world. The 153rd Airlift Wing is equipped with 12, C-130H aircraft and consists of more than 1,300 personnel across 20 squadrons including Air Mobility Command's first-ever C-130 Active Associate Unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron. The 153rd Airlift Wing also has capabilities for aerial firefighting (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System), aero-medical evacuation response, command and control missions, and air traffic control.

Chief Abbott began his career in January 1992 and became a full time employee shortly after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Academy at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. During the following years, he has held positions as wing Anti-Terrorism Officer, Squadron Superintendent, Squadron Resource Advisor, member of the state Anti-Terrorism Joint Task Force through the state Attorney General's Office. Chief Abbott has worked with the Joint Staff working on several projects for the Governor's office through Operations (J3) and Strategic Plans and Policy (J5) offices. He served on the Governor's office task force on school safety through the office of homeland security.

Prior to his current position, he served as the Security Forces Manager, 153rd Security Forces Squadron.

EDUCATION
1994 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course, by correspondence
1995 U.S Customs and Border Patrol Military Accepted, Cheyenne, Wyo.
2001 Urban Warfare School, Camp Gruber, Okla.
2002 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2002 Associates of Arts degree in psychology, Laramie County Community College, with distinction, Cheyenne, Wyo.
2003 Associate of Applied Science in criminal justice, Community College of the Air Force
2005 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2005 Army Corps of Engineers Security Engineering, F.E Warren AFB, Wyo.
2006 Anti-Terrorism Level II Course, Portland, Ore.
2006 Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destruction Course, Cheyenne, Wyo.
2006 Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
2009 Integrated Defense Risk Management Course, Scott AFB, Ill.
2011 Air National Guard Chiefs Executive Course, Washington D.C
2011 Air Force Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Security Forces Chief's Manager Course
2013 Senior Level Bachelor's degree in human development, Amridge University, Montgomery Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1992 - May 1992, trainee, Basic Military Training Lackland AFB, Texas
2. May 1992 - July 1992, student, Security Forces, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. July 1992 - May 2000, Security Forces Journeyman, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Cheyenne, Wyo.
4. May 2000 - May 2002, Security Forces Craftsman, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Cheyenne, Wyo.
5. May 2002 - June 2006, Wing Anti-Terrorism Officer, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Cheyenne, Wyo.
6. June 2006 - Dec 2009, Security Forces Superintendent, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Cheyenne, Wyo.
7. December 2009 - March 2013, Security Forces Manager, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Cheyenne, Wyo.
8. March 2013 - present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne, Wyo.

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster and two bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with four bronze oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with mobilization device and silver hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon
Wyoming National Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Wyoming National Guard Achievement Medal
Wyoming National Guard Service Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1992 Outstanding Young American
1995 Airman of the Quarter
2002 Outstanding performer state Quick Reaction Force
2004 Outstanding performer, Wing Inspection, Air Mobility Command Inspector General
2009 Resource Advisor of the Quarter

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Oct. 13, 1992
Airman First Class April 23, 1993
Senior Airman Nov. 25, 1993
Staff Sergeant Feb. 5, 1996
Technical Sergeant May 12, 2000
Master Sergeant May 12, 2002
Senior Master Sergeant June 19, 2006
Chief Master Sergeant July 1, 2010

(Current as of March 2013)




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