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Chief Master Sergeant Paul B. Barbee is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Air Force Resilience Directorate, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon. He is the principal enlisted advisor to the Director, Air Force Resilience on all matters relating to the strategic planning, research and development and implementation of Air Force resiliency programs to optimize Airman Performance.

Chief Barbee enlisted in the Air Force in July 1996. After starting his career as a Computer Systems Operator, he volunteered for and completed TACP training in 2000. His career includes assignments in PACAF, ACC, AFSOC, and Joint Commands. Throughout this period, he has held decisive leadership positions at the team, flight, detachment, squadron, joint special operations task force and Headquarters Air Force levels. Chief Barbee has completed numerous combat deployments in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN.

Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Barbee served as Superintendent, 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Field, North Carolina.

EDUCATION

1996 Computer Systems Operator Course, Keesler AFB, MS

2000 Tactical Air Command and Control Course, Hurlburt Field, FL

2001 Airman Leadership School, Peterson AFB, CO

2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, CO

2010 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course

2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I, National Defense University

2011 Associate Degree, Information Systems Management, Community College of the Air Force

2012 Inter-Agency Communications Course, Fort Bragg, NC

2017 USSOCOM Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, Joint Special Operations

University, MacDill AFB, FL

2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course II, National Defense University

2019 Air Force Chief Leadership Course, Air University, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS

1. July 1996 – September 1996, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. September 1996 – January 1997, Trainee, Computer Systems Operator Course, Keesler AFB, MS

3. January 1997 – March 2000, PACAF Computer Systems Squadron, Hickam AB, HI

4. April 2000 – July 2000, TACP Apprentice Course, Hurlburt Field, FL

5. July 2000 – May 2009, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Carson AIN, CO

6. May 2009 – September 2010, Special Tactics Team Member, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope

AFB, NC

7. September 2010 – September 2012, Special Tactics Element Leader, 24th Special Tactics Squadron,

Pope AFB, NC

8. September 2012 – May 2014, Operations Superintendent, DATA MASKED

9. May 2014 – September 2017, Detachment Superintendent, 724th Special Tactics Group, Pope Field,

NC

10. September 2017 – June 2018, Superintendent, 14th Air Support Operations Support Squadron, Pope Field, NC

11. June 2018 – Present, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Headquarters Air Force, A1Z Air Force Resilience

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star Medal (three oak leaf clusters)

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal (two oak leaf clusters)

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters)

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (two oak leaf clusters)

Meritorious Unit Award (four oak leaf clusters)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1996 - Distinguished Graduate, Computer Systems Operator Apprentice Course

2000 - Distinguished Graduate, TACP Apprentice Course

2000 - AETC Commander’s Leadership Award, TACP Apprentice Course

2001 - Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, Peterson AFB, CO

2001 - 13th Air Support Operations Squadron Warrior of the Year

2002 - 13th Air Support Operations Squadron Warrior of the Year

2002 - 13th Air Support Operations Squadron Instructor of the Year

2006 - 8th AF Operational Warrior, TACP of the Year

2011 - USAF SSgt Jacob Frazier TACP JTAC of the Year

2011 - AFSOC TACP JTAC of the Year

2013 – 24th Special Operations Wing SNCO of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant 1 October 2017

(Current as of December 2019)

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