Chief Master Sergeant NATHAN J. FALLIN

Chief Master Sergeant Nathan Fallin serves as the seventh Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 117th Air Refueling Wing,
Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, Alabama Air National Guard. He is responsible for all affairs
concerning the enlisted personnel of the 117 ARW.


Chief Fallin enlisted into the Alabama Air National Guard on 11 July 2001, as a crew chief in the 117th Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron maintaining KC-135R aircraft. During this time he had the opportunity to travel the globe supporting Operation Noble
Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In September 2004 he was hired as an AGR in AMXS. In
June 2007 he left AMXS when he was selected as Engine Manager in the 117th Maintenance Operations Flight. His duties in
that position were a combination of documenting engine data and performing Maintenance Scheduling duties. In 2012 he was
selected for the Lead Scheduler position in the 117th MOF. His duties in that position allowed him to interact with organizations
outside of maintenance and begin building relationships throughout the wing, particularly in Operations Group and Logistics
Readiness Squadron. Chief Fallin was one of the initial Wing Inspection Team members sworn in when the program was
initiated. In this position he participated in numerous inspections including the 2018 Wing NORI. In March of 2018 Chief Fallin
was selected to be the 117th Maintenance Operations Flight Superintendent officially taking over the position in June of that
year. In August 2020 Chief Fallin was appointed as Command Chief of the 117th ARW.
 

EDUCATION
1998 Graduate, Cleveland High School, AL
2005 Airman Leadership School (non residence)
2007 CCAF Aircraft Maintenance Technology
2010 Non Commissioned Officer Academy (non residence)
2010 Bachelor’s Degree, Social Science, Athens State University, Alabama
2013 Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy (non residence)
2016 CCAF Maintenance Production Management
2018 Master’s Degree, Secondary Education (Social Science), University of Alabama Birmingham 2020 ANG Chief Master
Sergeant Orientation Course
 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. July 2001 – Crew Chief, 117th Air Refueling Wing, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Birmingham, AL
2. June 2007 – Engine Manager, 117th Maintenance Operations Flight, Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base,
Birmingham, AL
3. March 2012 – Plans, Scheduling, and Documentation, 117th Maintenance Operations Flight, Sumpter Smith Joint National
Guard Base, Birmingham, AL
4. June 2018 – Maintenance Operations Flight Superintendent, 117th Maintenance Operations Flight, Sumpter Smith Joint
National Guard Base, Birmingham, AL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one “M” Device
Air Force training Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2015 Alabama Governors Award Winner