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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT SCOTT E. ROSS

Chief Master Sergeant Scott E. Ross is the eighth Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Ohio Air National Guard, 178th Wing, Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio.  Chief Ross advises the Wing Commander and her staff on all matters influencing the mission readiness, professional development, proper utilization, health, morale and welfare of the Wing’s enlisted Airmen and their families.  Additionally, he disseminates the commander’s policies to all levels of the enlisted force.  

 

Chief Ross entered the Air Force in 1988 as a Freight and Packaging Specialist and also served as an Equal Opportunity Advisor throughout his active duty career.  His extensive background includes Hazardous Materials Certifier, U.S. Customs Inspector and Joint Mobility Inspector in support of the world-wide operational mobility of U.S. combat personnel.  He has participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, and OPERATION PROVIDE PROMISE.  During these operations, Chief Ross planned and executed personnel deployment operations and humanitarian operations in support of national interests in both Iraq and Bosnia and Herzegovina.  After almost 12 years of active duty, Chief Ross separated to begin his second career in Human Resources Management.  He immediately transferred into the Air National Guard off active duty and has remained serving ever since.  In 1999, he transferred to the Michigan Air National Guard with the 110th Fighter Wing, Battle Creek, MI as an Equal Opportunity Advisor.  In 2000, he joined the 164th Airlift Wing, Memphis, TN as a Traffic Management Craftsman and in March of 2003, he transitioned to the 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield Air National Guard Base, Springfield, OH with their Traffic Management Office.  He has served as an Intelligence Detachment First Sergeant, Wing First Sergeant, Force Support Squadron Superintendent, Mission Support Group Superintendent as well as the 178th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Chief Enlisted Manager.  Chief Ross has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and is a District Human Resources Advisor for the FedEx Corporation.

 

EDUCATION:

1988  Apprentice Freight and Packaging Specialist Course, Sheppard AFB, TX

1991  Airman Leadership School, Peterson AFB, CO

1994  Associate of Applied Science, Transportation Management, Community College of the Air Force

1995  Associate of Applied Science, Management, University of Maryland

1997  Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Advisor Course, Patrick AFB, FL

1998  Associate of Applied Science, Social Services, Community College of the Air Force

1998  Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, AL

1999  Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management, Park College

2002  USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course

2005  Six-Sigma Green Belt Certificate

2009  USAF Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course

2010  Associate of Applied Science, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force

2014  Clark County Leadership Academy Graduate, Springfield, OH

2014  Graduate Senior Enlisted Joint PME Correspondence Course, Norfolk,VA

2015  ANG Chief’s Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD

2019  Senior Certified Professional Certification, the Society for Human Resources Management

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. February 1988 - March 1988, Student Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

2. March 1988 - May 1988, Student, Technical Training, Sheppard AFB, TX

3. May 1988 - December 1992, Freight Specialist, 21st Logistics Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

4. December 1992 - August 1995, Transportation Journeyman, 100th Transportation Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

5. August 1995 - April 1997, Transportation NCOIC, 319th Transportation, Grand Forks AFB, ND

6. April 1997 - May 1999, Military Equal Opportunity Advisor, 90th Space Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, WY

7. May 1999 - July 2000, Military Equal Opportunity Advisor, 110th Fighter Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, MI

8. July 2000 - March 2003, Traffic Mgt Craftsman, 164th Logistics Squadron, Memphis ANGB, TN

9. March 2003 - April 2009, Traffic Mgt Craftsman, 178th Logistics Squadron, Springfield ANGB, OH

10. April 2009 - May 2012, First Sergeant, 178th Intelligence Squadron, Springfield ANGB, OH

11. May 2012 - August 2014, Wing First Sergeant for the 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield ANGB, OH

12. August 2014 – October 2015, Superintendent, 178th Force Support Squadron, Springfield ANGB, OH

13. October 2015 - September 2018, Mission Support Group Superintendent, Springfield ANGB, OH

14. September 2018 -   Present, Superintendent, 178th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Springfield ANGB, OH

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

United Nations Medal

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

Lifetime Enlisted Air National Guard of the United States Member

Society for Human Resources Management Member

178th Wing Chiefs Group Council Member

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

1990 United States Air Force Space Command Transportation Airman of the Year

1990 Finalist for the Air Force Transportation Airman of the Year

1990 Below-the-Zone promotion to Senior Airman

1991 Resource Manager Junior Enlisted of the Year

1991 Angel Pin Volunteer of the Year Award

1991 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership Academy

1994 100th Air Refueling Wing Logistics Person of the Year

1996 319th Transportation Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

1997 Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Volunteer Award

2011 178th Fighter Wing First Sergeant of the Year

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Airman, 2 Aug 1988

Airman First Class, 2 Jun 1989

Senior Airman, 2 Aug 1990

Staff Sergeant, 1 Jun 1994

Technical Sergeant, 1 Jan 2000

Master Sergeant, 1 Aug 2006

Senior Master Sergeant, 1 May 2012

Chief Master Sergeant, 1 May 2014

 

(Current as of December 2019)