Chief Master Sergeant MARKIESHA C. CRAWFORD

Chief Master Sergeant Markiesha Crawford, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, one of the Air Force’s three core tanker wings. The wing provides all-weather, in-flight aerial refueling for U.S. and allied military aircraft and airlift for Global Reach projection of troops, equipment and supplies worldwide. In this position, Chief Hoover advises the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Commander on the health, morale, welfare, mission effectiveness, and proper utilization of more than 2,800 enlisted personnel assigned to five groups comprised of 17 squadrons, 14 wing staff agencies, two detachments and one geographically separated unit.

Chief Crawford enlisted in the Air Force a Material Management Specialist, and later retrained into the Pharmacy specialty. Her experience includes a wide range of operational, training, and developmental roles and missions. Chief Crawford’s background includes time spent in the Pentagon and Walter Reed National Medical Center as an Air Force Pharmacy trainer, Enlisted Professional Military Education, and Protocol.

Prior to her current position, Chief Crawford was the Senior Enlisted Leader, 56th Medical Group, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

EDUCATION

2002 Airman Leadership School, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

2005 Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, Washington D.C.

2010 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence

2012 Associates in Applied Science, Pharmacy Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Correspondence

2013 Associates in Applied Science, Business Administration, Community College of the Air Force

2013 Associates in Applied Science, Logistics Management, Community College of the Air Force

2014 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force

2016 Air Force Enlisted Professional Military Instructor Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

2017 Dale Carnegie Leadership and Management, Montgomery, AL

2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Correspondence

2019 Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Management, Park University, MO

2019 Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management, Park University, MO

2020 United States Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education, Quantico VA

2020 Senior Human Resource Management Certified Professional Certificate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2020 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

2021 Combined Senior Leadership Course, Falls Church, VA

2022 Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute Capstone Course for Medical Health Service Leaders, Falls Church, VA

2022 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Montgomery, AL

2022 Group Command Team Training Course, Air University, Montgomery, AL

2022 Master of Science, Human Resource & Organizational Development, University of Louisville, KY

2023 Enterprise Perspective Seminar (Europe, China, Russia), Alan L. Freed Associates Inc

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. August 1998 – November 1998, Student, Logistics Technical Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

2. November 1998 – January 2003, Storage and Issue Apprentice, Supply Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona

3. January 2003 – May 2003, Student, Pharmacy Apprentice Training - Phase I, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

4. May 2003 – May 2003, Student, Pharmacy Apprentice Training - Phase II, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi

5. June 2003 – May 2012, Pharmacy Services NCOIC, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

6. May 2012 – March 2016, Superintendent, 319th Medical Support Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

7. March 2016 – August 2016, NCOIC, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Program Analysis, Air University Barnes Center, Maxwell-Gunter Annex Air Force Base, Alabama

8. August 2016 – August 2017, Superintendent, Academic Affairs Resources, Air University Thomas N. Barnes Center, Maxwell-Gunter Annex Air Force Base, Alabama

9. August 2017 – August 2018, Program Manager, NCOA for Enlisted Education, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

10. August 2018 – December 2019, Superintendent, EPME Curriculum, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

11. December 2019 – June 2021, Superintendent, EPME Academic Affairs, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

12. June 2021 – June 2022, 60th Medical Group Staff, Senior Enlisted Leader & Air Mobility Command Pharmacy MAJCOM Functional Manager, Travis Air Force Base, CA

13. June 2022 – June 2024, 56th Medical Group, Senior Enlisted Leader, Luke Air Force Base, AZ

14. July 2024-Present, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, Command Chief, McConnell Air Force Base, KS

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2002 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School

2018 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award, Barnes Center

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant - 01 August 2021

 

(Current as of July 2024)