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CHIEF MASTER SGT. DAVID M. BULLARD

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Chief Master Sergeant David Bullard serves as the sixth Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama Air National Guard. He is responsible for all affairs concerning the enlisted personnel of the 117th ARW. Chief Bullard enlisted in the Alabama Air National Guard in 1983 where he began his career as a Crew Chief assigned to the 117th TRW Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, maintaining RF-4C aircraft until the Wing converted to the KC-135R. In 2004, Chief Bullard was selected as the 117th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant and in 2008 Chief Bullard was selected as the 117th ARW Wing First Sergeant where he proudly served for over 8 years. In November 2012 Chief Bullard was selected as the 117th Operations Group Superintendent and on April 2013 Chief Bullard was appointed Command Chief for the 117th Air Refueling Wing. Chief Bullard has served on numerous boards and working groups for the 117th Air Refueling Wing and has also been called upon to deploy numerous times in his career.
EDUCATION

1982  Graduate, Hueytown High School, AL
1983  Jefferson State Junior College, Coursework Architectural Technology
1986  Non Commissioned Officer Preparatory Course
2003  Non Commissioned Officer Academy (non residence)
2004  First Sergeant Academy
2006  Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy (non residence)
2012  ANG Chiefs Executive Course


ASSIGNMENTS

July 1983-Aug 2004, Crew Chief, 117 Tactical Recon Wing, 117 Air Refueling Wing, AL ANG, Birmingham, AL
August 2004-September 2008, First Sergeant, 117 AMXS, 117 Air Refueling Wing, AL ANG, Birmingham, AL
October 2008-October 2012, Wing First Sergeant, 117 Air Refueling Wing, AL ANG, Birmingham, AL
November 2012-April 2013, Operations Group Superintendent, 117 Air Refueling Wing, AL ANG, Birmingham, AL
April 2013-Present, Wing Command Chief, 117 Air Refueling Wing, AL ANG, Birmingham, AL


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with seven devices
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
AF Longevity Service Ribbon with four devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 "M" device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (rifle)
AF Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal


EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Airman Basic                                          July 7 1983
Airman                                                                 1984
Airman First Class                                            1984
Senior Airman                                         8 Nov 1985
Sergeant                                                 30 Jun1987
Staff Sergeant                                       29 Jan 1989
Technical Sergeant                              21 Jan 2000
Master Sergeant                                   20 Aug 2004
Senior Master Sergeant                       10 Oct 2008
Chief Master Sergeant                        01 Sep 2011