Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth E. Eason is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 914th Aerial Refueling Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York. He advises the commander on matters influencing the health, morale, and welfare of the reserve enlisted members assigned to the wing and serves as the commander’s liaison to numerous committees, councils, boards and military and civilian functions.
Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth Eason enlisted in the Air Force in March 1998, graduating from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and Fire Technical School at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas both as an Honor Graduate.
Chief Eason excelled as a Firefighter in the 914th Civil Engineering Squadron and was soon appointed as Assistant Chief of Operation before deciding to apply for a First Sergeant position. He was chosen to join the First Sergeant Cadre facilitating mission requirements of over 100 Air Reserve Technicians, Traditional Reservists and civilians for the Force Support Squadron Commander, Mission Support Group Commander and Air Wing Commanders simultaneously.
After his 3 year tour as a First Sergeant, Chief Eason returned to his roots in Civil Engineering and was selected to the Deputy Chief of Fire position. He served in that position for one year before being recruited by Logistic Readiness Squadron Commander challenging him to be the Materiel Management Superintendent. Chief Eason was later chosen to be Logistic Readiness Squadron Superintendent where he served diligently until being hired as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Air Force Reserve Command Chief.
Chief Eason has volunteered to serve on several deployments in support of Deployed Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom earning an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
2003 CCAF Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology
2004 Houghton College, Houghton, NY, Bachelors of Science in Business Management
2005 Harvard Business School, Amherst, NY, Certificate of Management Development
2008 Non Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course
2009 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence
2010 CCAF Associates Degree in Human Resource Management
2010 National Defense University Senior Enlisted Joint PME (SEJPME) Correspondence
2010 Senior Non Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course
2010 Port Mortuary Orientation Course
2011 CCAF Professional Management Certificate
2011 HQ USAF/RE Orientation Course
2014 Reserve Component National Security Course, Washington D.C.
2016 Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, Masters of Arts in Psychology
2016 Keystone Joint Leadership Course, National Defense University (NDU), Washington, D.C.
2016 Command Chief Orientation Course, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
Dec 98 – Jan 07, Firefighter, 914th Civil Engineers Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Jan 07 – Jun 07, Station Captain, 380th Expeditionary Wing, Civil Engineering Squadron, Al Dhafra, United Arab Emirates
Jun 07 – Mar 09, Assistant Chief of Operations, 914th Civil Engineering Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Mar 09 – Oct 10, First Sergeant, 914th Airlift Wing, Mission Support Group and Services Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Oct 10 – Feb 12, First Sergeant, 914th Airlift Wing, Mission Support Group and Force Support Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Feb 12 – Jun 13, Fire Protection Superintendent, 914th Civil Engineering Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Jun 13 – Feb 14, Materiel Management Superintendent, 914th Logistic Readiness Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Feb 14 – Apr 16, Squadron Superintendent, 914th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
Apr 16 – Aug 16 Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Command Chief, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, GA
Aug 16 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (rifle)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant 1 Mar 2014
Armed Forces Outstanding Air Force Reservist of the Year in Western New York 2010
Niagara Falls ARB First Sergeant of the Year 2011
Non Commissioned Officer Leadership Course Facilitator and Evaluator
Senior Non Commissioned Officer Leadership Course Facilitator
Tech School Honor Graduate
President of Niagara Falls ARB Chiefs Group
Air Force Sergeants Association
HRDC Human Rights Development Council
Homeland Security/New York State Fire Instructor
Member/Volunteer of Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc
(Current as of 2 September 2016)