Chief Master Sergeant Kristina B. Montgomery is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. She serves as principal advisor to the commander on all matters regarding the morale, welfare, professional development, and combat readiness of over 5,700 Air Commandos and their families. Her wing provides specialized airpower and agile combat support personnel to operational commanders conducting special operations missions around the world, including direct action, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, personnel recovery, psychological operations, and information operations.
Chief Master Sgt. Montgomery enlisted in the Air Force in June of 1998. She graduated from the personnel apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., in October 1998. She has held leadership positions at the Squadron, Group, Wing and Major Command levels. Her previous assignments include bases in Colorado, Florida, and Texas. Chief Master Sgt. Montgomery also served overseas in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. She has taken part in various humanitarian operations and deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, International Security Assistance Force/Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan, and the Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component Afghanistan for Operations FREEDOM SENTINAL/ RESOLUTE SUPPORT MISSION.
2002 U.S. Air Force Airman Leadership School, Misawa Air Base, Japan
2010 Associate of Applied Science, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2010 U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course
2013 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2014 U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business, Duke University, N.C.
2018 U.S. Air Force Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, N.C.
2019 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2021 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Summit Course, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), MacDill AFB, Fla.
2022 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.
1. October 1998 – February 2000, Personnel Employment Apprentice, 21st Mission Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Co.
2. February 2000 – August 2000, Formal Training Journeyman, 35th Mission Support Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
3. September 2000 – March 2002, Outbound Assignments Counselor, 35th Mission Support Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
4. April 2002 – January 2003, NCOIC, Retirements and Separations, 35th Mission Support Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
5. January 2003 – May 2004, NCOIC, Outbound Assignments, 35th Mission Support Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
6. June 2004 – May 2005, NCOIC, Relocations and Career Enhancements, United States Military Training Mission (USMTM), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
7. June 2005 – August 2006, NCOIC, Civil Engineer, Fuels, Supply and Transportation Assignments, Headquarters, United States European Command, Ramstein AB, Germany
8. August 2006 – July 2007, NCOIC, Logistics, Munitions and Security Forces Assignments, Headquarters, United States European Command, Ramstein AB, Germany
9. August 2007 – November 2009, NCOIC, Aircrew, Maintenance and Operations Assignments, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
10. November 2009 – November 2011, NCOIC, Maintenance, Operations and Force Structure Assignments, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
11. November 2011 – November 2012, Superintendent, J1 Personnel Programs and Convoy Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan
12. November 2012 – May 2013, Superintendent, Force Management, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
13. May 2013 – Jan 2015, Superintendent, Military Personnel Flight, 802nd Force Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
14. January 2015 – December 2017, Superintendent, Military Personnel Flight, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (June 2017 – November 2017, Senior Enlisted Leader, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component-Afghanistan, Bagram AB, Afghanistan)
15. December 2017 – August 2019, Chief Enlisted Manager, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
16. August 2019 – August 2020, Chief Enlisted Manager and Chief, PACAF Enlisted Assignments/3F0 MAJCOM Functional Manager, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
17. August 2020 – May 2022, Command Chief, 353d Special Operations Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
18. May 2022 – Present, Command Chief, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
NATO Medal from International Security Assistance Force with one bronze star
2000 35th Mission Support Squadron Amn of the Year
2000 Below-the-Zone Promotion to Senior Airman
2001 35th Fighter Wing Personnel Manager of the Year
2003 35th Fighter Wing Personnel Manager of the Year
2004 United States Military Training Mission Multi-Service NCO of the Year
2008 Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command Personnel Technician of the Year
2009 Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command NCO of the Year
2009 Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command Force Support NCO of the Year
2010 Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command Force Support NCO of the Year
2011 NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate
2014 Headquarters Air Education Training Command Force Support SNCO of the Year
2015 1st Special Operations Wing A1 Billy Boles Mentorship Award
(Current as of May 2022)