Chief Master Sergeant Zaki J. Mazid is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 96th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  In this capacity he serves as principal advisor to the wing commander on personnel issues affecting an organization of more than 9,800 military, civilian, and contractors.

The 96th Test Wing provides developmental testing and evaluation of conventional munitions, command and control systems, and aircraft avionics and guidance systems. Additionally, the wing provides all base operating support, infrastructure, and services support for the Air Force’s largest installation (724 sq miles) comprised of seven tenant wing or wing-equivalent units, to include the 33rd Fighter Wing (F-35 Lightning II Integrated Training Center), the Army's 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and 37 other associate units including the Army's 6th Ranger Training Battalion and the Air Force's 20th Space Control Squadron. He advises the commanders and their senior staff on matters of military readiness, morale, quality of life, professional development and effective utilization of personnel.

Chief Mazid entered the Air Force in March 1993. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of joint special operations positions and as a joint unit Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor. Chief Mazid has taken part in various humanitarian operations and deployed in support of numerous contingency and combat operations including Joint Special Operations Task Forces, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

1993 Information Management Technical School, Keesler AFB, Miss.
1997 Airman Leadership School, Howard AFB, Panama
1997 Associate’s Degree in Information Resources Management, Community College of the Air Force
2000 U.S Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Ga.
2005 NCO academy, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2008 Senior NCO academy, correspondence
2010 Special Operations Radio Operators Course, Fort Bragg, N.C.
2010 Senior NCO academy, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy Additional Duty Symposium, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University, correspondence
2015 U.S. Air Force Leadership Development Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, National Defense University, correspondence


1.  March 1993 - April 1993, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2.  April 1993 - June 1993, Student, Information Management Specialist Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3.  June 1993 - June 1995, Information Manager Specialist, 640th Air Mobility Support Squadron, Howard AFB, Panama
4.  June 1995 - November 1997, Plans & Programs Information Manager, 24th Wing, Howard AFB, Panama
5.  November 1997 - July 1999, NCOIC, Air Force section, Special Operations Command South, Corozal Annex, Fort Clayton, Panama
6.  July 1999 - August 2003, NCOIC, Air Force section, Special Operations Command South, Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
7.  August 2003 - November 2007, Training/Operations NCO, Operations Division, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
8.  November 2007 - June 2010, Superintendent, Training Division, Operations Division, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
9.  June 2010 - February 2014, Superintendent, Communications Division and Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Interagency Task Force - National Capital Region, Arlington, Va.
10.  February 2014 - June 2015, Chief Enlisted Manager, 9th Communications Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
11.  June 2015 – May 2017, Command Chief, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
12.  May 2017 – Present, Command Chief, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.


Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with three oak leaf clusters Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Navy Meritorious Unit Citation
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters


1995 Senior Airmen Below-the-Zone
1996 Airman of the Year, 24th Wing
1996 Communications & Information Airman of the Year, 24th Wing 1996 Junior Enlisted Member of the Year, USSOUTHCOM
2002 Stripes for Exceptional Performers - promoted to Technical Sergeant 2007 Service Member of the Year, Joint Special Operations Command
2008 Communications & Information Senior NCO of the Year, Joint Special Operations Command
2011 Cyberspace Operations Senior NCO of the Year, Joint Interagency Task Force-National Capital Region Parachutist Badge from Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Germany & Romania


Airman Basic March 16, 1993
Airman September 16, 1993
Airman 1st Class July 16, 1994
Senior Airman September 16, 1995
Staff Sergeant May 1, 1999
Technical Sergeant September 23, 2002
Master Sergeant November 1, 2007
Senior Master Sergeant March 1, 2011
Chief Master Sergeant December 1, 2013

as of Sept 2017)