20th Security Forces Career Field Manager Selected

Chief Master Sgt. Donald S. Gallagher has been selected to become the 20th Security Forces Career Field Manager, becoming the top enlisted advisor to the Air Force Director of Security Forces.

In this role, Chief Gallagher will advise on security forces policy, organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining mission readiness impacting over 38,000 total force Defenders.

In selecting Chief Gallagher, Brig. Gen. Roy W. Collins, Director of Security Forces, said “Chief Gallagher is the Chief we need right now to lead the Security Forces Enterprise with all of the challenging and exciting things we will do in 2022.”

Brig Gen Collins went on to say, “Chief Gallagher definitely has the experience, new ideas, and teamwork mindset to lead our Enterprise.”

Chief Gallagher will takeover in April 2022. “It’s an unbelievable honor to have Brig Gen Collins select me to be his next Wingman. I am excited for this next challenge and I am so proud for the chance to represent and advocate for “Defender Nation”, 2022 is going to be a big year and I can’t wait to get after it,” Gallagher said.

CMSgt Gallagher is thoroughly prepared for the new assignment.

Prior to his selection as the next CFM, Chief Gallagher served as the Security Forces Manager (SFM) for Air Force Global Strike Command. In this capacity, he provides executive management and support for over 6,000 Security Forces Airmen assigned to 24 squadrons across nine wings on eight installations.

Chief Gallagher serves as the command’s principal Security Forces advisor on enlisted issues and interprets and ensures enforcement of nuclear and non-nuclear policy directives in order to execute combatant command war time taskings. Chief Gallagher makes and advocates leadership decisions deliberately motivating, coaching, and inspiring Airmen to become better followers, supervisors, and leaders. Ultimately delivering a more ready and agile Defender force to protect “Striker” installations, resources, and personnel.

Chief Gallagher “Crossed into the Blue” in 2003 after serving in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, Infantryman, and a Cavalry Scout. Chief Gallagher served in the US and Korea with deployments in Egypt, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti and Qatar.

He was also the Chief Enlisted Manager of the 343d Training Squadron, “The Security Forces Academy”, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

“Chief Gallagher will help Defender Nation prepare for the Air Base Ground Defense mission and improve our Law Enforcement proficiency” said Collins. “I am confident in his ability to take us to the next level as we start executing on DEFNEXT32.”

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