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Chief Master Sergeant Paul J. Stewart

Chief Master Sgt. Paul J. Stewart is Command Chief, 183d Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport Springfield, IL. The Wing’s mission is to provide support to the Air Force and Air National Guard with an Air Operations Group, Centralized Engine Repair Facility, Medical Group, Mission Support Group, and an Engineering and Installation Squadron. The 183d Wing’s unique missions support wartime contingencies for 12th Air Force, USAF, and the Air National Guard. Additionally, the Wing supports state and civil authorities during times of crisis, and natural or man-made disasters.
Chief Stewart advises the wing commander and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of approximately 726 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 2d 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. He went on to serve as the 913th Airlift Group Superintendent, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., until June 2017. Before assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, University of North Carolina
2018 Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, Ashford University, graduated Magna Cum Laude
February - 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-Dec 2020, Command Chief, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Dec 2020-present, Command Chief, 183rd Wing, Springfield, Illinois
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
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)
Chief Master Sergeant March 1, 2013
(Current as of Aug 2020)