James A. Roy
|James A. Roy|
16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (2009–2013)
May 18, 1964 |
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1982 - 2013|
|Rank||Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force|
|Awards||Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (6)
Air Force Commendation Medal (3)
Air Force Achievement Medal (6)
James A. Roy (born 1964) was the 16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force from 30 June 2009 to 24 January 2013. He was previously the Senior Enlisted Leader and Advisor for United States Pacific Command.
Chief Roy grew up in Monroe, Michigan and entered the Air Force in September 1982. His background includes numerous leadership roles at squadron, group, numbered air force and combatant command levels. He has worked a variety of civil engineer duties. Chief Roy also served as a superintendent of a military personnel flight and a mission support group before becoming a command chief master sergeant at the wing, air expeditionary wing, numbered air force and combatant command levels. Before assuming duties as Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader and adviser to the U.S. Pacific Command Combatant Commander and staff, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.
The bulk of Chief Roy's efforts focused on three key areas: deliberately developing Airmen; caring for Airmen and their families; and building partner nation capacity.
- 1985 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, MacDill AFB, Fla.
- 1991 Associate of Science degree in construction management, Park College, Parkville, Mo.
- 1992 Associate of Applied Science degree in construction technology, Community College of the Air Force
- 1993 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kadena Air Base, Japan
- 1993 Associate in Applied Science degree in instructor of technology and military science, Community College of the Air Force
- 1996 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, Ala.
- 1996 Bachelor of Science degree in engineering management, Park College, summa cum laude, Parkville, Mo.
- 2000 Master of Science degree in human resources management, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
- 2005 USAF Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
- 2005 Keystone, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.
- 2005 Leadership Team Awareness Course, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, Fla.
- 2006 USAF Senior Leadership Course, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.
- 2008 Security Assistance Management-Overseas Course, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
- September 1982 - November 1982, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
- November 1982 - February 1983, student, heavy equipment operator, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
- February 1983 - January 1987, heavy equipment operator, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida
- February 1987 - December 1987, heavy equipment operator, 554th Civil Engineering Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
- January 1988 - May 1992, instructor/instructor supervisor, heavy equipment operator, 3770th Technical Training Group, Detachment 0001, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
- May 1992 - May 1993, foreman, horizontal construction, 8th Civil Engineering Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea
- May 1993 - March 1994, foreman, heavy repair, 633d Civil Engineering Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
- April 1994 - March 1995, manager, heavy repair, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
- March 1995 - November 1996, chief, readiness flight, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
- November 1996 - July 1997, chief, heavy repair, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
- August 1997 - July 1999, chief, facility maintenance, 81st Civil Engineering Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
- July 1999 - March 2000, superintendent, military personnel flight, 81st Mission Support Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
- March 2000 - September 2000, superintendent, 81st Support Group, Keesler AFB, Miss.
- September 2000 - September 2002, command chief master sergeant, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
- September 2002 - May 2004, command chief master sergeant, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.
- June 2004 - August 2005, command chief master sergeant, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia (Oct 2004 - Nov 2004, command chief master sergeant, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
- August 2005 - May 2007, command chief master sergeant, United States Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan
- June 2007 - June 2009, Senior Enlisted Leader and Advisor, United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
- June 2009 - January 2013, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Awards and decorations
|Master Civil Engineer Badge|
|Senior Manpower & Personnel Badge|
|Headquarters Air Force Badge|
- 1993 John Levitow Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
- 1996 Senior Noncommissioned Officer the Year, 13th Air Force
- 1996 Ancient Order of Chamorro and a special resolution from Guam's 24th Legislature
Effective dates of promotion
|Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force||June 30, 2009|
- Lee, Natasha (May 18, 2009). "New top Air Force NCO sets broad agenda". Stripes. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- Air Force leaders name next top enlisted leader, And presently he is in Sudan on a mission with the united nations. Air Force News Service, 2009-05-08
- New Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force named, Air Force Times, 2009-05-11
- "Air Force’s Top Enlistee Plans to Step Down". Military.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force". www.af.mil. November 9, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- "Air Force officials launch updated Key Spouse program". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
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