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Chief Master Sergeant Jerry E. Brammer

Chief Jerry E. Brammer serves as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 43d Air Mobility Operations Group, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. He is the advisor to the Commander on all issues affecting the readiness, morale, welfare, safety, training, and professional development of the group’s seven squadrons and over 750 personnel. The 43d Air Mobility Operations Group provides support to the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82d Airborne Division, Joint Special Operations Command, and the 2,900 Airmen and civilians across four Major Commands stationed at Pope Army Airfield. The group is prepared to meet short-notice, humanitarian, and worldwide mobility taskings to secure national objectives and executes over 30 percent of all Joint Airborne and Air Transportability Training missions flown by Air Mobility Command in support of the United States Army. Furthermore, the group provides combatant commanders with Airborne Joint Forcible Entry, combat airlift, aerial port, command and control, as well as other enabling capabilities.
 
Chief Brammer entered the Air Force in November 1996. His background includes various duties in aircraft maintenance and the enlisted aviation arena at both the squadron and group levels. These duties include Group Senior Enlisted Leader, Chief Enlisted Manager, Squadron Superintendent, Operations Superintendent, Additional Duty First Sergeant, Deployed Joint Task Force Senior Enlisted Advisor, Superintendent Operations Group Standardization and Evaluations, and Superintendent of Group Staff. Chief Brammer has deployed numerous times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, JOINT FORGE, JOINT GUARD, UNIFIED ASSISTANCE, ENDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and INHERENT RESOLVE. He has amassed over 4,600 hours of aircraft flight time including over 1,650 hours of combat and combat support time in multiple aircraft including the C-130E, C-130H, AC-130H, CN-235, and the E-3 Sentry.
 
EDUCATION
2001 Airman Leadership School, Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas
2007 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2009 Flight Engineer Certification, Federal Aviation Administration
2010 Associates Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Associates Degree, Aviation Operations, Community College of the Air Force
2011 Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics Certification, Federal Aviation Administration
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2014 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2014 Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals Course, Fort Bragg, N.C.
2015 Bachelor of Arts degree in Management, American Military University, Charleston, W.Va
2016 Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA), Tampa, Fla.
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2016 United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
2017 AFSOC Chief’s Orientation Course, Cannon AFB, N.M.
2018 USAF Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course (CLC), Gunter Annex, Ala
2018 Global Engagement & Emerging Threats Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2018 Transnational Issues Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2019 Master of Science in Strategic Leadership, University of Charleston, Charleston, W. Va.
2020 Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, Pa
2021 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md
2022 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Ala
2022 Arctic Region Security Orientation (ARSOC), Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, Anchorage, Alaska
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 1996 - January 1997, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas
2. January 1997 - April 1997, Student, Aerospace Propulsion Turboprop Apprentice, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. April 1997 - April 2000, Aerospace Propulsion System Journeyman, 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
4. April 2000 - March 2001, Student Flight Engineer, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
5. March 2001 - June 2002, C-130H Flight Engineer, 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
6. June 2002 - June 2005, Evaluator Flight Engineer, C-130E, 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
7. June 2005 - June 2009, AC-130H Evaluator Flight Engineer, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
8. June 2009 - July 2014, Squadron Superintendent, Data Masked
9. July 2014 - August 2017, Superintendent, Special Operations Group Standards and Evaluations & Superintendent, Group Staff, Data Masked
10. August 2017 - January 2019, Chief Enlisted Manager, 963d Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
11. January 2019 - June 2021, Superintendent, 552d Training Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
12. June 2021 - July 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 3rd Operations Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
13. July 2022 - Present, Command Chief, 43d Air Mobility Operations Group, Pope Army Airfield, N.C.
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2001 Distinguished Graduate, C-130E/H Initial & Mission Qualification Training, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
2001 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, Dyess AFB, Texas
2003 Distinguished Graduate, C-130E/H Instructor School, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
2005 Distinguished Graduate, AC-130H Mission Qualification Training, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2006 Flight Engineer of the Year, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2007 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2007 Distinguished Graduate, Tyndall Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2010 Special Operations Group, Flight Engineer of the Year, Data Masked
2010 Special Operations Group, General Robert “Dutch” Huyser Award Winner, Data Masked
2011 Special Operations Group, SSgt Henry “Red” Erwin Award Winner, Data Masked
2012 Special Operations Group, General Robert “Dutch” Huyser Award Winner, Data Masked
2014 Special Operations Group, SSgt Henry “Red” Erwin Award Winner, Data Masked
2015 Special Operations Group, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Data Masked
2018 Distinguished Graduate, E-3 Initial Qualification Training, Tinker AFB, Okla.
 
(Current as of July 2022)