CMSgt Jason L. France, current Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker AFB, OK has been selected to be the next Command Chief Master Sergeant, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Congrats Chief ... well done! HOOAH!!

cmsgt_franceCMSGT JASON L. FRANCE
Chief Master Sergeant Jason L. France is Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.  He is the senior enlisted leader for 3,700 enlisted personnel assigned to three air logistics complexes, three air base wings, two supply chain wings, and multiple remote operating locations worldwide.  He is responsible for the combat readiness, professional development and training, effective utilization, and health, morale, and welfare of all assigned enlisted personnel.  Additionally, Chief France ensures the strategic focus and synchronized efforts of 35,000 military and civilian Airmen and 75,000 personnel working in 140 associate units across the Sustainment Center's three bases.

Chief France was born in Oak Harbor, Washington and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1989.  He entered the Air Force in February 1990 and graduated the Law Enforcement Specialist Course in June 1990.  His background includes various duties in Security Forces and he has held numerous leadership roles at squadron, group, wing, sub-unified command, and air staff levels.  Before assuming his current position in June 2015, Chief France served as the Superintendent of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION
1995 Airman Leadership School, Little Rock AFB, AR
2001 Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
2004 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, TX
2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course
2011 Chief's Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2013 Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2013 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 Air Force Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Allan L. Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
2014 Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management, Ashford University, Clinton, IA
2014 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2015 Air Force Forces Senior Staff Course, Hurlburt Field, FL

ASSIGNMENTS
1.  August 1990 -  November 1991, Military Working Dog Handler, 47th Security Police Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas
2.  November 1991 - November 1992, Military Working Dog Handler, 51st Security Police Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
3.  November 1992 - November 1994, Military Working Dog Handler, 24th Security Police Squadron, Howard AFB, Panama
4.  November 1994 - December 1998, Military Working Dog Handler, 314th Security Forces Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark. (June 1995 - September 1995, Military Working Dog Handler, Joint Task Force 160, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) (July 1997 - November 1997, Kennel Master, 4406th  Security Forces Squadron, Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait) (August 1998 - December 1998, Military Working Dog Handler, 4409th Security Forces Squadron, Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia)
5.  December 1998 - October 2002, Instructor, Military Working Dog, Security Forces Headquarters & Leadership, and Phoenix Raven Courses, 421st Ground Combat Readiness Squadron, Fort Dix, N.J. (December 2001 - February 2002, Army Liaison and Security Coordinator, 621st Air Mobility Operations Squadron, Bagram AB, Afghanistan)
6.  October 2002 - October 2005, Force Protection Superintendent, Operations NCO, Headquarters, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. (February 2003 - April 2003, Tactical Security Advisor, Joint Special Operations Task Force, United States Special Operations Command, Ar Ar AB, Saudi Arabia & Baghdad International Airport, Iraq) (May 2003 - September 2005, Multiple deployments in CENTCOM as Tactical Security Advisor and Operations NCO in support of Joint Special Operations Task Forces)
7.  October 2005 - November 2007, Flight Sergeant, Operations NCOIC, 822nd Security Forces Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga. (January 2006 - June 2006, Flight Sergeant, 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Kirkuk AB, Iraq) (May 2007 - November 2007, Operations Superintendent, 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Camp Bucca, Iraq)
8.  November 2007 - July 2009, Operations Superintendent, 820th Security Forces Group, Moody AFB, Ga.
9.  July 2009 - April 2011, Security Forces Manager, Directorate Superintendent, Security Directorate, Department of the Air Force, Data Masked
10. April 2011 - September 2012, Security Forces Manager, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev.
11. September 2012 - March 2014, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 75th Air Base Wing, Hill AFB, Utah
12. March 2014 - June 2015, Superintendent, Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2015 - present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, Okla

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with eight oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Distinguished Graduate Award, Airman Leadership School
Distinguished Graduate Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Distinguished Graduate Award, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
U.S. Army Ranger School
U.S. Army Airborne School
U.S. Army Advanced Airborne (Jumpmaster) School
Master Parachutist Rating
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Badge
German Parachutist Badge
Romanian Parachutist Badge

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant   Nov. 2011
(Current as of June 2015)

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