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Chief Master Sergeant Stephen D. Jeffers

Chief Master Sergeant Stephen Jeffers is the Command Chief of the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. He is the principal enlisted advisor to the Wing commander on the effective utilization, professional development, training, readiness, and welfare of the wing’s force and families.

Chief Jeffers began his service to the Air National Guard in 2004. His career includes assignments in the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, and the National Guard Bureau. Additionally, he has held key national leadership positions throughout all aspects of domestic operations, to include orchestrating response to Hurricane Maria, multiple national level responses to civil disturbance, and exercise planning. Additionally, he has led modernization efforts in support of not only domestic operations, but also contingency wartime capabilities. Throughout this period, he has held decisive leadership positions at the team, flight, squadron, group and Headquarters Air Force levels. Chief Jeffers has numerous combat deployments in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, FREEDOMS SENTINEL, and the Resolute Support Mission. Finally, he has been activated on multiple occasions domestically in support of civil authorities and serving the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Currently Chief Jeffers resides with his wife Andrea, in Westfield Massachusetts. Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Jeffers served as the Senior Enlisted Leader, 104 Mission Support Group.

EDUCATION

2006 Airman Leadership School, by correspondence

2011 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL

2014 Contingency Wartime Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2015 Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence

2015 Associates Degree, Criminal Justice/Police Science, Community College of the Air Force

2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA

2016 Contemporary Base Issues, NGB/JA, Savannah CRTC, GA

2017 NGB/J1 Domestic Operations Course, Joint Base Cape Cod, MA

2018 Anti-Terrorism Level II, March Air Reserve Base, CA

2021 Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeants Orientation Course, JB Andrews, MD

2022 Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, JBSA-Lackland, TX

ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 2004 – January 2006, Security Forces Apprentice, 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes ANGB, MA

2. February 2006 – January 2008, Fire Team Leader, 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes ANGB, MA

3. February 2008 – October 2008, Security Forces S4, 447th Air Expeditionary Group, Camp Sather, Iraq

4. June 2009 – August 2013, Flight Chief, 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes ANGB, MA

5. September 2013 – September 2014, Requirements Manager, NGB/A7S, JB Andrews, MD

6. September 2014 – August 2016, Domestic Operations Manager, NGB/A4S, JB Andrews, MD

7. August 2016 – September 2018, Security Forces Superintendent, 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes ANGB, MA

8. October 2018 – May 2019, Senior Enlisted Leader, 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron, Kandahar Airfield, AFG

9. June 2019 – February 2021, Security Forces Manager, 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes ANGB, MA

10. March 2021 – April 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 104th Mission Support Group, Barnes ANGB, MA

11. May 2022 – Present, Command Chief, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, MA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters)

Air Force Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster)

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award (one oak leaf cluster)

Massachusetts Medal of Merit

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant 27 March 2020

(CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2022)