Chief Master Sergeant JAKE A. FASON

Chief Master Sergeant Jake Fason is the Senior Enlisted Leader, 354th Operations Group, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. CMSgt Fason is the chief enlisted manager and principal advisor to the Commander on all training, employment, assignment, and advancement of assigned personnel across six squadrons and one geographically separated detachment. He manages enlisted career development and professional growth while ensuring readiness and mission effectiveness of a 19 million square foot airfield in the American arctic, the execution of Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska, employment of Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Aggressor enterprise in support of joint and coalition aerial warfare training, homeland defense fighter alert and combat ready F-35 forces supporting Combatant Commanders worldwide.

CMSgt Fason is from Philipsburg, MT, enlisted in the Air Force in 2000 and later graduated from the Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice course. In 2005 he retrained into the Helicopter Flight Engineer career field which later merged into what is now the Special Missions Aviator career field where he operated as an Evaluator Special Missions Aviator on the HH-60G Pavehawk and instructed at the USAF Weapons School. He has served in many operations in addition to deployments in support of Operations Northern Watch, Noble Eagle, and Enduring Freedom with assignments in Texas, Utah, South Korea, Japan, Nevada and Virginia.

Prior to this assignment, he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader, 353d Special Operations Support Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan.

EDUCATION
2004 Airman Leadership School, Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), TX
2007 Associate Degree, Aviation Operations, Community College of the Air Force
2007 Associate Degree, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology, Community College of the Air Force 2010 NCO Academy, Kadena Air Base (AB), Okinawa, Japan
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint PME, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA (Correspondence)
2014 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Southwestern College, KS (Summa Cum Laude) 2016 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, AL (residence)
2019 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2019 Senior Enlisted Joint PME II Course, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA (Correspondence) 2019 Project Management Graduate Certificate, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2019 Master of Science, Operations Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2019 Royal New Zealand Air Force Warrant Officer Promotion Course, RNZAF Base Woodbourne, NZ
2023 Air Force Strategic Leadership Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2000 - July 2000, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2. July 2000 - January 2001, Student, Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Apprentice Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
3. February 2001 - July 2003, AGE Journeyman, 421st Fighter Squadron & 34th Fighter Squadron Combat AGE Teams, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Hill AFB, UT
4. August 2003 – August 2004, AGE Journeyman, 80th Fighter Squadron Combat AGE Team, 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
5. August 2004 – December 2006, AGE Craftsman, Inspection Team Leader, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, TX
6. January 2007 – October 2010, Safety NCOIC, Scheduling NCOIC, STAN/EVAL NCOIC, 33d Rescue Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
7. November 2010 – August 2014, 57th Wing STAN/EVAL, Operations Superintendent then Squadron Superintendent, 34th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
8. August 2014 – August 2017, Command HH-60 Functional Manager, Command HH-60 Training Manager & Command Evaluator, Personnel Recovery & Joint Integration Division, HQ Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
9. August 2017 – June 2020, Squadron Superintendent, 33d Rescue Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
10. June 2020 – June 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 353d Special Operations Support Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
11. June 2022 – Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 354th Operations Group, Eielson AFB, AK


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant: Oct 1, 2020


(Current as of 3 Oct 2023)