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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT EDWARD A. GOULD

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Chief Master Sgt. Edward A. Gould is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Commander, 103rd Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard, Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. He is responsible for all affairs concerning the enlisted personnel of the 103rd Airlift Wing.

Chief Master Sgt. Gould entered the active-duty Air Force in 1982 and served as a B-52H Crew Chief at Minot AFB. In 1986 he was discharged from active duty and returned to Connecticut where, in 1987, he became a Connecticut State Trooper and is currently serving as the Barracks Commander of Troop K in Colchester, Conn. In 1989 he joined the Connecticut Air National Guard as a traditional Guardsman where he supported numerous CONUS and OCONUS deployments with the 103rd Fighter Wing. In January of 2002 he was selected to become a First Sergeant, holding positions in the 103rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 103rd Maintenance Group and 103rd Security Forces Squadron. In January of 2007 he deployed as the First Sergeant of the 755th Air Expeditionary Group, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. In March of 2008 he served as Maintenance Superintendent for the 103rd Air and Space Operations Group.

EDUCATION
1982 Graduate, Basic Training, Lackland AFB, TX
1985 NCO Prep Course, Minot AFB, ND
1997 NCO Academy, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, TN
2002 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
2004 SNCO Academy, Correspondence
2009 SEJPME, Correspondence
2009 Chief's Executive Course, Washington, DC
2010 Chief's Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Sep 1989 - Jan 2002: 103d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Crew Chief, Connecticut Air National Guard
2. Jan 2002 - Jan 2005: 103d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant, Connecticut Air National Guard
3. Jan 2005 - Mar 2008: 103d Security Forces Squadron First Sergeant, Connecticut Air National Guard
4. Mar 2008 - Apr 2011: 103d Air and Space Operations Group Maintenance Superintendent, Connecticut Air National Guard
5. Apr 2011 - Present: 103d Air Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Connecticut Air National Guard

CONTINGENCY ASSIGNMENTS
1. Nov 1993 - Dec 1993: Operation Deny Flight, Crew Chief, Aviano AB, Italy
2. Jan 1995 - Feb 1995: Operation Deny Flight, Crew Chief, Aviano AB, Italy
3. Aug 1996 - Sep 1996: Operation Decisive Endeavor, Crew Chief, Aviano AB, Italy
4. Mar 1999 - Apr 1999: Operation Southern Watch, Crew Chief, Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait
4. Aug 2001 - Sep 2001: Operation Southern Watch, Crew Chief, Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait
5. Feb 2003 - May 2003: Operation Iraqi Freedom, First Sergeant, Classified location.
6. Jan 2007 - Jul 2007: Operation Enduring Freedom, First Sergeant, Bagram AB, Afghanistan

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, with six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal, with one device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, with one device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Medal, with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 'M' Devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Senior Airman -29 Oct 1986
Staff Sergeant - 1 Nov 1993
Technical Sergeant - 1 May 1996
Master Sergeant - 1 Feb 2001
Senior Master Sergeant - 15 Feb 2006
Chief Master Sergeant - 7 Mar 2009

(Current as of May 2011)





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