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Chief Master Sergeant Robert A. Boyer

Command Chief Master Sergeant

Headquarters Air Force Academy

Chief Master Sergeant Robert A. Boyer
Contact Information

(719) 333-7731

Bio

Chief Master Sergeant Robert A. Boyer is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He advises the Superintendent and senior staff on matters of military readiness, morale, quality of life and professional development of more than 9,000 permanent party and cadet personnel at the Academy. The Chief also serves as the Superintendent’s enlisted representative on numerous committees, councils and boards. The Academy provides a highly structured four-year regimen military training, academics, athletic and character development programs to prepare outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers motivated to lead American Airmen in the world’s greatest air, space and cyberspace force.

Chief Boyer entered the Air Force in January 1988. His background includes working as a Crew Chief on B-52s, and as a flight engineer on both C-130s and KC-10. As a Career Enlisted Aviator and dedicated flying crew chief, he has flown and deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Provide Promise, Provide Comfort, Guardian Assistance, Joint Endeavor, Joint Forge, Joint Guard, Shining Hope, Noble Anvil, Southern Watch, Allied Force, Desert Strike, Phoenix Scorpion, Desert Fox, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He is a Chief Aircrew Member with over 5,000 hours in various roles in the B-52G/H, C-130E, KC-10A, F-15D, F-16D, UH-1N, HH-60G, CV-22A, and C-12C including more than 1,100 combat and combat support hours.

Education

Professional Managers Certificate, CCAF (2016)

Keystone, National Defense University (2015)

USAF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (2012)

USAF Test Pilot School, Enlisted Flight Test Course, Edwards AFB (2012)

AFSO21 Green Belt Facilitator’s Course, Eglin AFB (2012)

AFSO21 Executive Leadership course, University of Tennessee, Fort Dix (2009)

Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex (2009)

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College (2006)

United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Petaluma (2005)

Associate Degree in Aviation Operations, CCAF (2003)

Associate Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology, CCAF (2003)

USAF First Sergeant Academy, Additional Duty Symposium, McChord AFB (2002)

USAF Senior NCO Academy, by correspondence (2002)

USAF NCO Academy, Lackland AFB (2000)

Federal Aviation Administration Turboprop and Turbojet Flight Engineer licenses (1999)

Aircrew Instructors Course, Little Rock AFB (1996)

Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power plant license (1996)

Strategic Air Command NCO Preparatory School, Barksdale AFB (1990)

Professional Experience

Command Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Academy (2017-Present)

Command Chief Master Sergeant, 19th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph (2014-2017)

Command Chief Master Sergeant (2013-2014)

Group Superintendent, 96th Operations Group, Eglin AFB (2012-2013)

Interim Command Chief, 46th Test Wing, Eglin AFB (2012)

Group Superintendent, 46th Operations Group, Eglin AFB (2010-2012)

Squadron Superintendent, 305th Operations Support Squadron, McGuire AFB (2009-2010)

Squadron Superintendent, 2d Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire AFB (2008-2009)

Superintendent, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group, Manas AB (2006)

Flight Engineer Superintendent, 2d Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire AFB (2005-2008)

Resource Manager, 60th Operations Group, Travis AFB (2002-2005)

KC-10A Instructor Flight Engineer, Chief of Training and Interim First Sergeant, 9th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB (1999-2002)

C-130E Instructor Flight Engineer, Chief of Training, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB (1994-1999)

B-52G/H Crew Chief, 2d Organizational Maintenance Squadron, 20th and 62d Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB (1989-1994)

Assistant B-52G Crew Chief, 320th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Mather AFB (1988-1989)

Student, aircraft maintenance technician, Sheppard AFB (1988)

Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB (1988)

Honors & Awards

Meritorious Service Medal with five bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster

Aerial Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters