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BIOGRAPHY

U N I T E D   S T A T E S   A I R   F O R C E

 

ROBERT S. SHEPARD

23105 Green Garden Drive

Chugiak, Alaska 99567

TSgt Robert S. Shepard, is the Flight Chief for the Combat Readiness Flight in the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He leads 22 civilian and military personnel in the management of 172 Squadron Programs including: Commanders Inspection Program, Plans Function, Command Support Staff, and Unit Training.

Technical Sergeant Shepard was born in Ocala, Florida on 30 April 1990.  He attended Allendale Academy and graduated in 2008.  During High school Sergeant Shepard was a member of the Honor’s Society and the Beta Club.  After graduating from High school, Sergeant Shepard was employed as a cook at a local restaurant where he worked his way up to an Assistant Manager.  He subsequently enlisted in the Air Force in 2012 and arrived at Lackland AFB, Texas for basic training the same year.  Upon Graduation, he attended the Air Transportation Technical Training School at Fort Lee, Virginia.  Following technical training, Sergeant Shepard received orders to his first duty station at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska.  While at JBER he served as a Passenger Service Agent and Base Honor Guardsman, he dedicated a significant amount of time to the Joint Base Against Drunk Driving program, and Habitat for Humanity.  In 2016 Sergeant Shepard had a Permanent Change of Station to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii where he served as a Parachute Rigger, Combat Mobility Flight Team Member, and CMF Team Chief.  During his tenure at Hickam AFB, HI Sergeant Shepard was active in the Base Honor Guard serving as both a trainer and a Guardsman.  In 2020 Sergeant Shepard received orders back to JBER, AK where he currently serves as Flight Chief for Combat Readiness.  He dedicates his off-duty time to serving as the Alaska Wing Commanders Command NCO and leads Honor Guard training for the University of Anchorage Alaska ROTC Detachment. He has deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

EDUCATION

2017 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

2017 CCAF Transportation, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunther, AFB, Alabama

2020 Bachelor of Science in Transportation, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas

2021 Non-Comissioned Officer Academy, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Dec 2012 – Feb 2013: Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas

2. Feb 2013 – Apr 2013: Air Transportation Apprentice, 345th Training Squadron, Fort Lee, Virginia

3. May 2013 – May 2016: Passenger Services Agent, 732nd Air Mobility Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

4. May 2016 – Feb 2017: Team Member, Combat Mobility Flight, 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

5. Feb 2017 – Jan 2019: Team Chief, Combat Mobility Flight, 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

6. Jan 2019 – Jun 2020: NCOIC Supply, Combat Mobility Flight, 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

7. Jun 2020 – Dec 2021: Senior Controller, Air Terminal Operations Center, 732nd Air Mobility Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

8. Dec 2021 – Present: Flight Chief, Combat Readiness, 732nd Air Mobility Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Army Achievement Medal

AF Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

AF Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

AF Longevity Service with one oak leaf cluster

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster

AF Training Ribbon

NATO Medal Non Article 5

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 515th AMOW Airman of the Year

2018 647th Lance P. Sijan

2019 647th LRS Team of the Year

2019 German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

2020 647th LRS Team of the Year

2020 515th AMOW Small Air Terminal of the Year

2021 515th AMOW Air Force Diversity and Inclusion Team Award

2021 515th AMOW Alaska Armed Services YMCA Service Member of the Year

2021 515th AMOW Small Air Terminal of the Year

2021 515th AMOW General Mark A. Welsh III One Award

2022 515th AMOW General Mark A. Welsh III One Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman December 11, 2012

Airman First Class February 8, 2013

Senior Airman December 8, 2014

Staff Sergeant March 1, 2017

Technical Sergeant April 1, 2020

(Current as of April 2022)

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