CMSgt Tamala L. Hartz has been selected to follow CMSgt Stephen K. White as the Security Forces Career Field Manager taking her position this summer. Below is her biography and photo. Congrats Chief from all of AFSFA!

chief_hartzChief Master Sergeant Tamala L. Hartz is the Security Forces Manager, Force Protection Directorate, United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT), Southwest Asia. In this capacity, she advises the Force Protection Director on effective organization, training and equipping of 4,000 Security Forces Airmen and mentors a 50-person staff comprised of four Air Force Specialty Codes providing full spectrum protection to more than 27,000 deployed USAF personnel. She also oversees integrated defense of 19 USAFCENT sites spanning 11 countries, protecting over $20 billion in combat resources. Additionally Chief Hartz fulfills the role of the Air Force Forces Command Senior Enlisted Leader.

Chief Hartz, a native of Greeley, Colorado, entered the Air Force in August 1990 and has held numerous positions at the Group, Wing and MAJCOM levels. Before  assuming her current position she served as Chief Enlisted Manager, 343d Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas.

1995   Airman Leadership School, Lowry AFB, Denver, CO 1997 Air Base Ground Defense Level II, Lackland AFB, TX 1998 Military Police Investigation Course, Fort McClellan, AL 1999   Traffic Accident Investigation Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2000  Tactical Automated Security System Administrator Course, Lackland AFB, TX 2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, MS (Distinguished Graduate) 2005  Associate in applied science degree in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force
2005 Integrated Defense Command and Control Course, Lackland AFB, TX 2007  Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education
2007 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL 2011  USAF Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa (summa cum laude)
2015 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force

1. Jan 1991 – Aug 1996, Security Forces Member, 821st Security Police Squadron, Buckley ANG Base, Colorado
2. Nov 1995 – Mar 1996, Security Forces Detachment, Joint Task Force PROVIDE PROMISE FORWARD, Camp Pleaso, Zagrab, Croatia
3. Aug 1996 – Apr 1997, NCOIC, Armory, 8th Security Police Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
4. Apr 1997- Aug 2000, NCOIC, Security Forces Administration, 820th Security Forces Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
5. Aug 2000 – Jun 2003, Flight Chief/NCOIC, Training, 28th Security Forces Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
6. May 2004 – Oct 2004- Area Supervisor/NCOIC of Training, 363d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia
7. Jun 2003 – Jul 2005, Flight Chief, 7th Security Forces Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
8. Apr 2004 – Oct 2004, Flight Sergeant, 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan
9. Jul 2005 – Apr 2008, Regional Training Center Superintendent, 786th Security Forces Squadron, Sembach AB, Germany
10. Apr 2008 – Apr 2010, Operations Superintendent, 1st Security Forces Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia
11. Apr 2009 – Dec 2009, Provost Sergeant, Combined Joint Task Force -101 & 82, Bagram AF, Afghanistan
12. Apr 2010 – Sep 2011, Manager, Security Forces Training, HQ ACC, Langley AFB, Virginia
13. Sep 2011 – Aug 2012, Security Forces Manager, 97th Security Forces Squadron, Altus AFB, Oklahoma
14. Sep 2013 – Aug 2015, Chief Enlisted Manager, 343d Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas
15. Aug 2015 - present, Security Forces Manager, Force Protection Directorate, United States Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid AB, Southwest  Asia

Meritorious Service Medal with a silver oak leaf cluster and two bronze oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

1992  Aurora Chamber of Commerce Military Person of the Year
1993  Air Force Space Command Security Police-Security Specialist of the Year
1995 21st Space Wing, Outstanding Security Police Airman of the Year-Security Specialist 2003  Distinguished Graduate, NCO Academy
2006 86th Contingency Response Group Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 2007 USAFE Security Forces Staff Level Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 2008  1st Mission Support Group Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year

August 1, 2011