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Chief Master Sgt. Sean Milligan

Command Chief of the Dean of Faculty

Dean of the Faculty

Official photo of CMST Milligan (DF)
Contact Information

(719) 333-8618

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Bio

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Milligan is the Superintendent for the Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He advises the Academy's Dean and teaching faculty staff of over 750 officers, enlisted and civilian with the goal of providing a world class undergraduate education. Additionally, he facilitates the on going stand-up of an enlisted faculty cadre with the goal of both leveraging Air Force enlisted talent and providing the Academy’s 4,000 cadets with a diverse educational experience. Chief Milligan also serves as a faculty instructor in the Academy's Management department.

Chief Milligan entered the Air Force in January 1997. He graduated from Heavy Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures course at Shepard Air Force Base in October 1997. Throughout his career he has maintained B-1, B-2, and B-52 bombers, MC-130Ps, MC-130Js, and CV-22s under three separate major-commands. Chief Milligan filled a myriad of roles for the Combat Air Force, Developmental Flight Test, and Air Force Special Operations. His assignments include bases in South Dakota, California, Florida, New Mexico and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and U.S. Africa Command.

Education

AF Senior Staff Course, 505th Command & Control Wing, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Fla. (2018)

Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2017)

Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va. (2017)

U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Distance Learning Course, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas (2017)

Joint Special Ops Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, Joint Special Ops University, Tampa, Fla. (2016)

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Level II Correspondence Course (2015)

Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2014)

Professional Manager Certification, CCAF, Montgomery, Ala. (2011)

Masters of Science degree in Operations Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. (2011)

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course (2010)

Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Mgmt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, Fla. (2009)

Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course (2009)

USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fla. (2007)

Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Principles, Montgomery, Ala. (2005)

Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Seminar, Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, Calif. (2005)

Airman Leadership School, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, S.D. (2000)

Professional Experience

Chief, Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 19-Present)

Superintendent, MC-130J Acft Mx Unit, 27 SOAMXS, Cannon Air Force Base, Curry County, N.M. (July 2017-May 2019)
Snr Enlisted Ldr, 27th Expeditionary Spcl Ops Wing/JSOAC-Africa, Stuttgart, Germany (Aug. 18-Jan 19)

Superintendent, CV-22 Acft Mx Unit, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England (Feb. 2016-June 2017)

Senior Enlisted Leader, Wing Staff, 352d SOW, RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England (Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016)

Superintendent, Acft Support Flight, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England (March 2014-Feb. 2015)

MC-130J Acft Production Super, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England (Aug. 2013-March 2014)

MC-130P Acft Production Super, 1st SOMXS, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Fla. (Jan. 2011-Aug. 2013)

MC-130P Avionics Section Chief, 1st SOMXS, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Fla. (Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011)

NCOIC, Mx Operations Center, 1st SOMXS, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Fla. (March 2008-Sept. 2009)

Electronic Warfare Shift Lead, 1st SOMXS, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Fla. (March 2007-Nov. 2007)
MC-130P Flightline Expediter, Balad Air Base, Iraq (Nov. 2007-March 2008)

Defensive Avionics Sys Craftsman, 412th Test Sq, Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, Calif. (Oct. 2002-March 2007)

Defensive Avionics Sys Journeyman, 37th Bomb Sq, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, S.D. (Oct. 1997-Oct. 2002)

Student, Technical Training School, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas (March 1997-Oct. 1997)

Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas (Jan. 1997-March 1997)

Honors & Awards

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Other Achievements:
Distinguished Graduate, Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy (2016)

352 Special Operations Mx Grp Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee (2016)

352nd Special Operations Wing Staff’s Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee (2015)

1st Special Operations Mx Squadron’s Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee (2012)

1st Special Operations Mx Squadron’s SNCO Mx Professional of the Year (2012)