Chief Master Sgt. Kevin L. Cecil is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 130 Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia. He is responsible for the positive mental, physical, and spiritual health of the wing’s enlisted Airmen to ensure they are properly educated, trained, and mentored to meet state and federal missions.
Chief Cecil entered the Air National Guard in 1996 and graduated from the Air Force Security Police school in May 1997. During his career, he has served as a Security Police member, Air National Guard Recruiter, Basic Military Training Instructor, ANG Recruiting and Retention Technical Training Instructor, Instructor Supervisor, In-Service Recruiter, and Superintendent of Recruiting and Retention Training. Chief Cecil has served the Air National Guard and the Air Force in a full time capacity since the day he graduated technical training in 1997. He has had the privilege of representing the Air National Guard at diverse duty locations including the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and Kadena Air Base, Japan. In 2013, he attended the Navy Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Newport Rhode Island.
During his time as a Recruiter, Basic Military Training Instructor, and Technical Training Instructor, he has educated, trained, and directly influenced hundreds of Air Force members during their introduction to the Air Force and transition to special duty as Air National Guard Recruiters. His career has included many leadership roles in Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and joint sister service environments. In his current position, he leads the enlisted Airmen of the 130 AW and continually examines the status of their development, readiness, and ability to perform the 130 AW mission. Prior to his current position, Chief Cecil was the Career Field Functional Manager for ANG Recruiting and Retention, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
1997 Security Police Academy, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2000 Airman Leadership School, Martinsburg, W.Va
2000 Air National Guard Recruiting School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2003 AF Military Training Instructor School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2004 AF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2007 Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Associate of Applied Science, Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Associate of Applied Science, Instructor Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Bachelor of Science, Management, Park University
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk Va., by correspondence
2013 U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, R.I.
2015 Chief’s Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2017 Command Chief Orientation Course, San Antonio, Texas
June 1996 – November 1999, Security Policeman, 167th Security Forces Squadron, Martinsburg, W. Va.
November 1999 – August 2003, Production Recruiter, 167th AW, Martinsburg, W. Va.
August 2003 – November 2006, Military Training Instructor, 323rd TRS, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
November 2006 – April 2010, ANG Instructor/Instructor Supervisor, 345th TRS, Lackland AFB, Texas
April 2011 – May 2011, ANG In-Service Recruiter, Kadena Air Base, Japan
May 2011 – August 2014, ANG Recruiting and Retention Training Superintendent, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
August 2014 – April 2017, ANG Recruiting and Retention CFFM, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
April 2017 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 130th AW, Charleston, W.Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with device
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class, Jul. 30, 1997
Senior Airman, Aug. 14, 1998
Staff Sergeant, Aug. 14, 2000
Technical Sergeant, Aug. 14, 2002
Master Sergeant, Apr. 13, 2007
Senior Master Sergeant, Aug. 1, 2011
Chief Master Sergeant, Sept. 23, 2014
(Current as of August 2017)