Chief Master Sgt. Paul J. Stewart is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The wing supports Air Mobility Command's global airlift requirements in peace, war, national emergencies, and humanitarian efforts. The 445th Airlift Wing is manned with more than 2,000 assigned wing personnel in 19 units with an inventory of nine C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and provides aeromedical evacuation.
Chief Stewart advises the wing commander and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of approximately 1,850 enlisted personnel and serves as their liaison to the commander. He also serves as the functional manager for wing group superintendents and squadron first sergeants.
Chief Stewart entered the Air Force in February 1989, through Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas, as a services apprentice and was assigned to the 2nd Services Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La., June 1989. He separated from active duty October 1996, and enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in November 1996. Chief Stewart joined the 917th Mission Support Squadron at Barksdale AFB, as readiness chief. He then served at Scott AFB, Ill., as 932nd Services Squadron superintendent and additional duty first sergeant until December 2012. Before assuming his current position, he served as the 913th Airlift Group Superintendent, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
1992 Airman Leadership School, Barksdale AFB, La.
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Scott AFB, Ill.
2006 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Scott AFB, Ill.
2010 Associate of Applied Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Fitness Management, Community College of the Air Force
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, SEJPME I, Scott AFB, Ill.
2013 Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education course, SEJPME II, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
2017 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Command Chief Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2018 Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, Ashford University; graduated Magna Cum Laude
February 1989–April 1989, basic trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
April 1989–May 1989, Apprentice Services Specialist Technical School, Lowry AFB, Colo.
June 1989–June 1992, Services Storeroom Clerk, 2nd Services Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
June 1992–May 1995, Services Information Management Systems Administrator, 2nd Services Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
May 1995–September 1995, (Deployment) Combined Task Force, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
September 1995–November 1996, Services Information Management Systems Administrator, 2nd Services Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
November 1996–December 1998, Readiness NCOIC, 917th Mission Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
December 1998–August 1999, Food Service NCOIC, 932nd Mission Support Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
August 1999–March 2003, Services Squadron Superintendent/Additional duty first sergeant, 932nd Force Support Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
March 2003–July 2003, (Deployment) 386th Expeditionary Services Squadron, Southwest Asia
July 2003–December 2010, Services Squadron Superintendent/Additional duty first sergeant, 932nd Force Support Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
December 2010–November 2012, Sustainment Services Superintendent, 932nd Force Support Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
November 2012–September 2015, Force Support Squadron Superintendent, 934th Force Support Squadron, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn.
September 2015–June 2017, Group Superintendent, 913th Airlift Group, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
June 2017-present, Command Chief, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
AF Good Conduct Medal with two oak leave clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M' Device and hour glass
Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman Sep. 1, 1990
Airman First Class Jan. 1, 1991
Senior Airman March 1, 1992
Staff Sergeant May 1, 1996
Technical Sergeant Jan. 1, 1999
Master Sergeant May 1, 2004
Senior Master Sergeant Nov. 1, 2006
Chief Master Sergeant March 1, 2013
(Current as of May 2018)