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Chief Master Sergeant Douglas E. Kesler is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. As command chief, he advises the wing commander on issues regarding the readiness, utilization, morale, professional development and quality of life of more than 2,000 permanent party enlisted members.

Chief Kesler is from Sioux City, Iowa. He enlisted in the Air Force in December 1979. His background includes duties as a Maintenance Systems Analyst and a First Sergeant. He has served in seven major commands at 11 different bases. As an Analyst, he served in special duty assignments during the initial stages of the F-117 Stealth Fighter program and as a Technical Training Instructor. He became a First Sergeant in 1995 and has served in that position in several different units at three bases as well as during deployments to Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain and Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait.

1986 - NCO Leadership School, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
1992 - NCO Academy, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
1992 - Aerospace Management Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
1995 - USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1998 - Associate in Applied Science in Maintenance Production Management, Community College of the Air Force
1998 - Associate in Applied Science in Personnel Administration, Community College of the Air Force
2001 - Senior NCO Academy, Gunter AFB, Alabama
2006 - USAF Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

1. April 1980 - October 1981, Systems Analyst, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
2. October 1981 - April 1983, Instructor, Systems Analysis Course, Chanute AFB, Illinois
3. April 1983 - October 1986, Systems Analyst, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
4. October 1986 - January 1990, Systems Analyst, 4450th Tactical Group, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada
5. January 1990 - January 1992, Systems Analyst, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida
6. January 1992 - January 1994, Quality Analyst, 605th Airlift Support Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
7. January 1994 - September 1995, Quality Analyst, 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, California
8. September 1995 - November 1997, First Sergeant, 412th Test Group, B-2 Combined Test Force, Edwards AFB, California
9. November 1997 - November 1998, First Sergeant, 347th Security Forces Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia (December 1997 - March 1998 First Sergeant, 347th Support Group [Provisional] Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain)
10. November 1998 - November 2000, First Sergeant, 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia
11. November 2000 - February 2002, First Sergeant, 51st Combat Communications Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia
12. February 2002 - February 2003, First Sergeant, 78th Security Forces Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia
13. February 2003 - November 2004, First Sergeant, 951st Reserve Support Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia
14. December 2004 - August 2006, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
15. August 2006 - Command Chief Master Sergeant, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Airman Basic Dec 1979
Airman May 1980
Airman First Class Dec 1980
Senior Airman Sep 1981
Staff Sergeant Jun 1983
Technical Sergeant Nov 1990
Master Sergeant Mar 1995
Senior Master Sergeant Nov 2000
Chief Master Sergeant Nov 2003

Point of Contact
Team Eglin Public Affairs Office; 101 W. D. Ave., Suite 110; Eglin AFB, FL 32542; DSN 872-3931 or 850-882-3931; e-mail:

(Current as of February 2009)

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