Chief Master Sergeant David B. Callaghan Sr is the Command Chief of the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Wing, and the principal advisor to the Commander on all matters influencing the health, morale, and welfare of the enlisted force of the wing.

Chief Callaghan enlisted in the Air Force in June of 1993 and was assigned to F. E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne Wyoming as an Information Management Specialist. While on Active Duty Chief Callaghan was assigned to the 37th Rescue Flight as an Information Management Specialist, the 90th Operations Support Squadron as a Computer Systems Security Officer, and to the 90th Security Police Squadron as an Air Base Defense Team augmentee. Chief Callaghan transferred to the Air National Guard in 1996. As a Guardsman in the District of Columbia he has served in the 231st Combat Communications Squadron, the 121st Fighter Squadron, the 113th Operations Support Squadron, and the 113th Operations Group as an Aviation Resource Management Craftsman, Flight Scheduler, Airfield Manager, Flight Services Manager, and Group Superintendent.

His most recent assignment was as the Enlisted Advisor to the Air National Guard Director’s Action Group, Office of the Director, Pentagon, where he provided enlisted perspective on all strategic communications and ANG programs to internal and external organizations, and prepared strategic messaging and engagement support for the Director, Deputy Director, Executive Director, and Command Chief of the Air National Guard.

Chief Callaghan has participated in numerous large scale flying training exercises including Air Warrior and Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; and Cope Thunder at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. He has deployed oversees on five different occasions in support of Operation Northern Watch, Coronet Nighthawk, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. He has served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the DCANG Chiefs’ Council.

1993 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
1996 Aviation Resource Management Apprentice, Keesler AFB, MI
1997 Non Commissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
1999 Aviation Resource Management Craftsman, Keesler AFB, MI
2002 NGB Supervisory Development Course, Washington DC
2002 USAF Non Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
2004 USAF SORTS Data Handler Course, Andrews AFB MD
2006 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012 ANG Chiefs Executive Course, Arlington VA
2013 Reserve Component National Security Course, NDU, Washington DC
2017 Systems Thinking Seminar, Council for Logistics Research, Arlington VA
2019 ANG Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base San Antonio, TX
Associates degree in Aviation Management, Community College of the Air Force

1993 Information Mgt Specialist, 90th OSS, F. E. Warren AFB, WY
1995 Information Mgt Specialist, 231st Communications Squadron, Andrews AFB, MD
1996 Operations System Specialist, 121st Fighter Squadron, Andrews AFB, MD
2001 Aviation Resource Mgt Craftsman, 113th OSS, Andrews AFB, MD
2004 Airfield Operations Supervisor, 113th OSS, Andrews AFB, MD
2009 Flight Services Manager, 121st Fighter Squadron, Andrews AFB, MD
2012 Group Superintendent, 113th Operations Group, Andrews AFB, MD
2017 Enlisted Advisor to DANG’s Action Group, Pentagon, Washington, DC
2019 Command Chief, 113th Wing, DCANG, Joint Base Andrews, MD

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
Army Superior Unit Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and 2 oak leaf clusters

Airman June 8, 1993
Airman First Class April 8, 1994
Senior Airman December 8, 1995
Staff Sergeant December 15, 1997
Technical Sergeant January 1, 2000
Master Sergeant December 15, 2002
Senior Master Sergeant June 15, 2006
Chief Master Sergeant December 15, 2011

(Current as of March 2019)