Chief Master Sergeant WAYNE T. SHARP

Chief Master Sgt. Wayne T. Sharp is the command chief, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The wing has more than 3,000 active and civilian Airmen directly supporting Air Combat Command. Chief Sharp is the senior enlisted advisor to the commander on all aspects of employment, readiness, training, resilience and professional development of all assigned personnel.

Chief Sharp entered the Air Force in February 1998. He graduated from the Security Forces Law Enforcement Apprentice Course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in June 1998. His background includes various duties in Security Forces including Force Protection Airborne Surveillance Systems and Ground Combat Training Instructor at Silver Flag Alpha, Creech AFB, Nevada. His assignments include bases in Missouri, South Korea, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota and Texas. He has also deployed in support of operations Allied Force, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Security Forces Manager for the 82nd Security Forces Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas.

1998 Law Enforcement Apprentice Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
1999 TASS Administrator Course, Indian Springs Auxiliary Air Field, Nev.
2004 Airman Leadership School, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2004 Security Forces Noncommissioned Officer Course, Ground Combat Skills, Lackland AFB, Texas
2006 Force Protection Airborne Surveillance Systems Course, Creech AFB, Nev.
2007 Principles of Instruction, Creech AFB, Nev.
2008 Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver/Mini Video Receiver Special Operations Course, Fort Pickett, Va.
2008 Electronic Security Systems Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2009 Army / Navy Electronic Warfare Officer Course/JIEEDO, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
2010 Masters Certification Graphic Design, Sessions College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2011 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2012 Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course 14, Air University, by correspondence
2012 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2013 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2015 Associates in Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force
2016 Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education, by correspondence
2018 Bachelors in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Ashford University
2019 Security Forces Advanced Leaders Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2020 Security Forces Manager Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2020 AFPC Squadron Commander & Superintendent Course, by correspondence2021 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2021 Senior Executive Legal Orientation, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2021 Command Chief Orientation, JB Andrews, Md.
2022 Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education II, by correspondence
2022 Wing Commander/Command Chief Course, Montgomery, Ala.

1. February 1998–June 1998, Trainee, Basic Military Training, 323rd Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. June 1998–June 2001, PL1 Entry Controller, 509th Security Forces Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
3. June 2001–June 2002, Desk Sergeant/RTO, 51st Security Forces Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4. June 2002–September 2006, Patrolman/NCOIC, Pass and Registration, Security Forces Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. September 2006–November 2010, TASS/FPASS/IBD Instructor/Bravo Flight Chief, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev.
6. November 2010–July 2013, Flight Chief/NCOIC Crime Prevention/Physical Security/Installation Resource Protection Program Manager, 377th Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
7. July 2013–September 2015, First Sergeant, 377th Medical Group, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
8. September 2015–August 2017, First Sergeant, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
9. September 2017–March 2019, First Sergeant, 5th Maintenance Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
10. March 2019–September 2019, Superintendent Plans and Programs, 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
11. September 2019–August 2020, Security Forces Manager, 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
12. August 2020–June 2022, Security Forces Manager, 82nd Security Forces Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
13. June 2022–Present, Command Chief, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

2012 Air Force Material Command GEICO Military Service Award
2013 Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center Spirit of Hope Award
2014 377th Air Base Wing First Sergeant of the Year
2015 Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center First Sergeant of the Year
2016 58th Special Operations Wing First Sergeant of the Year
2018 Air Force Global Strike Command First Sergeant of the Year
2018 Air Force First Sergeant of the Year

Chief Master Sergeant Sept. 1, 2020

(Current as of August 2023)