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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT STERLIN G. WILSON

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

Chief Wilson began his military career in December 1995 when he enlisted in the Air Force as a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Apprentice; graduating from technical training in May 1996.  He was stationed at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, where he was assigned to the 377th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES). Chief Wilson completed his initial enlistment in 1999 and transferred to the Inactive Ready Reserves. He joined the New Mexico Air National Guard in the summer of 2002 as a HVAC Journeyman. After a short time with the New Mexico Air National Guard, he transferred to the D.C. Air National Guard HVAC shop. He was deployed in the Fall of 2006 to various locations in Iraq as a member of a RED HORSE team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In November 2010, he was assigned to be the first sergeant of the 113th CES. In January 2012, he was selected as the Contracting Office Superintendent and received Top Graduate honors in Technical Training at Lackland AFB, Texas. In 2014, Chief Wilson was handpicked to join the United States Property and Fiscal Office as the Chief of Procurement Policy where he was responsible for ensuring the proper acquisition compliance of all Construction, Services, and Commodities requirements for the District of Columbia National Guard. In 2016, he became the Chief Enlisted Manager of the 113th CES at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

His most recent assignment was the 113th Mission Support Group Superintendent, 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He was the principal advisor to the commander on the morale, welfare, and professional development of more than 300 enlisted personnel.

EDUCATION
2002 Airman Leadership School, by correspondence
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2011 First Sergeant Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education
2012 Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical and Electrical Technologies, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Associate in Applied Science, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2015 Associate in Applied Science, Contracts Management, Community College of the Air Force
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II
2017 Chief's Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2021 Group Superintendent Course, Montgomery, Ala.


ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1995–May 1996, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas.
2. May 1996–December 1999, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Journeyman, 377th CES, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. January 1999–May 1999, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Journeyman, Eskan Village, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4. December 1999–June 2002, Inactive Ready Reserves
5. June 2002–January 2005, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Journeyman, 150th CES, New Mexico Air National Guard, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6. January 2005–December 2007, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Journeyman, 113th CES, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Andrews AFB, Md.
7. November 2006–May 2007, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Journeyman, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
8. December 2007–February 2010, Assistant Training Manager, 113th CES, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
9. February 2010–November 2010, Power Production Supervisor, 113th CES, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
10. November 2010–January 2012, First Sergeant, 113th CES, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
11. January 2012–October 2015, Contracting Office Superintendent, 113th MSG, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
12. October 2015–October 2017, Chief Enlisted Manager, 113th CES, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
13. September 2016–July 2021, Superintendent, 113th MSG, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
14. July 2021–Present, Command Chief, 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with six leaf clusters
Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 John L. Levitow Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2013 Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala
2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 113th Wing, JB Andrews, Md

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant - August 1, 2016


(Current as of July 2021)