Chief Master Sergeant HAROLD K. WILLIAMS

Chief Master Sergeant Harold K. Williams is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. He is primary advisor to the Wing Commander and provides general supervision to the Wing enlisted force in areas such as, readiness, career development, leadership, and risk management. Chief Master Sgt. Williams enlisted and graduated from basic military training in December 1988. Following technical training he served the 130th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as a Fuel Systems Specialist and as an Aircraft Engine/Propeller Mechanic. Chief Williams went on to serve as the 130th Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Superintendent where he stood up the unit’s first Engine Regional Repair Center and served as Contracting Office Representative overseeing engine and propeller overhauls throughout the guard and reserve. Prior to his appointment as Command Chief, Chief Williams served as the Wing Occupational Safety Manager and Civil Engineer Squadron Manager. Chief Master Sgt. Williams’s major deployments include OPERATION Desert Shield/Desert Storm and OPERATION Enduring Freedom/Noble Eagle.

1997 Non-commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence 2005 Senior Non-commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 2007 Bachelor of Arts Regents, West Virginia State University
2007 Associate of Aviation Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2015 Risk Management Application and Integration, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2015 Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2016 Associate of Safety, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2017 USAF Instructor’s Certification Program, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, Tenn.
2018 Associate Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Indianapolis, IN. 2018 Weapons Safety Managers Course, Lackland AFB, TX

1.August 1988 – July 1990, Aircraft Fuel Systems Specialist, 130th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, YeagerAirport, CharlestonW.Va.
2.August 1990 –May 1991, Aircraft Fuel Systems Specialist, 1630th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Al Ain, United ArabEmirates
3.June 1991–November 2001, Propulsion Systems Mechanic, 130th Maintenance Group, Yeager Airport, CharlestonW.Va.

4.December 2001–February 2003, Propulsion Mechanic Supervisor, 130th Maintenance Group, Yeager Airport,Charleston,W.Va.
5.March 2003–March 2004, Propulsion Mechanic Supervisor, 485th Air Expeditionary Wing, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, AlUdeid, Qatar, and Ali Al Salem, Kuwait
6.April 2004-April 2008, Propulsion Mechanic Supervisor, 130thMaintenance Group, Yeager Airport, Charleston,W.Va.
7.May 2008-April 2013, Aircraft Systems Superintendent, 130thMaintenance Group, Yeager Airport, Charleston,W.Va.
8.May 2013–February 2014, Propulsion Superintendent, 130th Maintenance Group, McLaughlin ANGB, CharlestonW.Va.
9.February 2014-May 2020, Occupational Safety Manager, 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin ANGB, Charleston,W.Va.
10.June 2019 -May 2020, Civil Engineer Manager, 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin ANGB, Charleston,W.Va.
May 2020-Present, Command Chief Master Sgt., 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin ANGB, Charleston, W.Va.



Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device and three oak leaf clusters 

Southwest Asia Service Medal with two devices 

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one device 

Humanitarian Service Medal 

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal



WV Humanitarian Service Ribbon 

WV Distinguished Unit Award 

WV Service Ribbon

West Virginia Emergency Service Ribbon



1991 Student, Aircraft Engine/ Turboprop Honor Graduate 

1997 Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award 

2010 LCAP Inspection Team Honorable Mention Award