Chief Master Sgt. Gordon M.R. Wager is the Command Chief Master Sergeant at the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The wing supports Air Mobility Command's global airlift requirements in peace, war, national emergencies, and humanitarian efforts. Additionally, the 445th Airlift Wing is manned with more than 1,700 assigned wing personnel in 16 units with an inventory of nine C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and provides aeromedical evacuation.
Chief Wager advises the wing commander and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of 1,268 enlisted personnel and serves as their liaison to the commander. He also serves as the functional manager for wing group senior enlisted leaders and squadron first sergeants.
He enlisted in 2004, and his background includes various duties across the full spectrum of the security forces career field. Continuing with his leadership, he was selected as an additional duty First Sergeant. During his term, he was the principal advisor to unit and wing commander on matters of health, morale, welfare, and discipline of assigned personnel.
Prior to his current position Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. CMSgt Wager was deployed in support of Operation CORONET OAK. Also, he completed overseas assignment at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
In his civilian capacity, Chief Wager works as a Department of the Air Force civil servant performing duties as Deputy Chief, AFMC/IA Foreign Disclosure Office, and Director, AFLCMC/WF Information Protection.
2004 USAF Security Forces Apprentice Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2004 Army Special Reaction Team Course, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea
2007 Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Columbia College, Mo.
2007 USAF Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, WPAFB, Ohio
2008 Naval Corrections Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2008 USAF Airman Leadership School, WPAFB, Ohio
2009 Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology, Kaplan University, Ill.
2012 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Development Course, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio
2012 Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Ohio
2013 Associate of Liberal Arts in Political Science, Sinclair Community College, Ohio
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, by correspondence
2014 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2015 Master of Business Administration concentration in leadership, Columbia Southern University, Ala.
2015 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Ohio
2016 Air Command Staff College, by correspondence
2017 Gettysburg Transformational Leadership, Lincoln Leadership Institute, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
2017 Executive Leadership Seminar, University of Dayton, Ohio
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, by correspondence
2018 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, District of Columbia
2018 Successful Decisions through Strategy, Law, and Ethics Certificate, University of Michigan, Ann
2019 Black Belt Certified, Council for Six Sigma Certification, by correspondence
2019 Air War College, by correspondence
2020 NATO Advanced Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course, Oberammergau, Germany
2020 Chief Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2020 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2022 Latin and South America Regional Course, Alan L. Freed Associates, Inc, Washington, D.C.
2022 Leading Change and Innovation, Arlington, Va.
2022 Upgrading Your Executive Leadership, Arlington, Va.
1. February 2004–March 2004, Student, 737th Training Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. March 2004–June 2004, Student, 343rd Training Squadron, Security Forces Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. June 2004–July 2005, Entry Controller and Emergency Services Team Leader, 51st Security Forces Squadron,
Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4. July 2005–February 2010, Desk Sergeant and NCOIC, Police Services, 88th Security Forces Squadron, Wright-
Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. March 2010–November 2012, Squad Leader, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve
6. November 2012–March 2017, Operations Superintendent and Additional Duty First Sergeant, 310th Security
Forces Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
7. March 2017–March 2019, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Operations Superintendent, 88th Security
Forces Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. March 2019–July 2020, Senior Enlisted Leader, 908th Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 2020–June 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve
10. June 2022–June 2023, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Command Chief, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. June 2023–Present, Command Chief, 445th AW, WPAFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal
2004 Distinguished Graduate, 343rd Security Forces Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 2006 Below-the-Zone Airman Recipient Winner, 88th Air Base Wing, WPAFB, Ohio
2007 Airman Leadership Award, 88th Air Base Wing, WPAFB, Ohio
2007 Airman of the Year Award, 88th Security Forces Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 2008 Police Officer of the Year Award, City of Fairborn, Ohio
2012 Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonel, Governor of Kentucky 2012 Air Force Marathon Finisher, WPAFB, Ohio
2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 310th Security Forces Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo. 2014 Additional Duty First Sergeant of the Year, 310th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 310th Security Forces Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo. 2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 310th Security Forces Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo. 2016-2023 AFRC E8-E9 Stratification Key Personnel List
2021 Senior Enlisted Leader, Unit of the Year for Air Reserve Component, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio
(Current as of December 2023)