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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JEREMIAH W. ROSS

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Chief Master Sergeant Jeremiah W. Ross is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing -- “America’s Cryptologic Wing” -- headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. In this capacity, he serves as the personal advisor to the commander on all matters affecting operations, readiness, and effective utilization of 6,950 Total Force Airmen organized into six groups, 21 squadrons, and six detachments at 36 global locations.

The wing conducts signals intelligence and information assurance missions worldwide to inform national leaders, combatant commanders, air component commanders and combat forces to enable air, space, and cyberspace operations. Subordinate groups include the 373rd ISR Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; 543rd ISR Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; 544th ISR Group, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; and the 659th ISR Group, 691st ISR Group, and 707th ISR Group at Fort George G. Meade.

Ross entered the Air Force in March 1999. He graduated from the signals intelligence analysis course at Goodfellow AFB, Texas, in September 1999. His background includes a variety of intelligence and cyber positions at the Squadron, Center, Wing, National Agency, and Joint levels. Throughout his career, he has filled multiple leadership roles including additional-duty first sergeant, squadron superintendent, and combatant command commandant. His assignments include bases in Japan, Maryland, Texas, the Republic of Korea, and Hawaii. Chief Ross has also deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Commandant, United States Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

EDUCATION
1999 Signals Intelligence Analysis Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2003 Airman Leadership School, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan
2005 Associate degree, Communications Applications Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2007 Bachelor of Science degree, Psychology, University of Maryland University College
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2009 Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program graduate, National Security Agency
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Correspondence Course
2011 Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium, Lackland AFB
2012 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Senior NCO Academy, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2015 Master of Arts degree, Leadership with emphasis on Emotional Intelligence, University of Oklahoma
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint PME II Correspondence Course
2017 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Andrews AFB, Maryland
2018 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 1999 – May 1999, Trainee, 331st Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. May 1999 – October 1999, Student, 316th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. October 1999 – April 2005, TSIC-K Secure Comms Operator, Technical/Watch Reporter, Watch Supervisor, & NCOIC Reporting Management, 390th Intelligence Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
4. September 2002 – December 2002, TSIC-A Watch Reporter & Watch Supervisor, 12th Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia
5. April 2005 – April 2006, Special Operations System Supervisor, 32nd Intelligence Squadron, Fort George
G. Meade, Maryland
6. April 2006 – April 2009, Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program participant, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
7. April 2009 – February 2010, NCOIC Cryptologic Support Team -7, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Camp Taji, Iraq
8. February 2010 – March 2011, NCOIC 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Wing, Field Advocate Program, 70th Operations Support Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
9. March 2011 – March 2013, Superintendent, Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Division, & Additional Duty First Sergeant, 624th Operations Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
10. March 2013 – March 2014, Superintendent, Detachment 1, 303rd Intelligence Squadron, & Operations Superintendent, Special United States Liaison Advisor, Korea, Yongsan Army Garrison, Republic of Korea
11. March 2014 – December 2014, Operations Superintendent & Mission Support Superintendent, 324th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
12. December 2014 – May 2016, Superintendent, 324th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii
13. May 2016 – May 2019, Commandant, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
14. May 2019 – present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2003 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2008 NCO of the Year, 70th Operations Group
2009 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award Junior Enlisted Nominee, 70th OSS & 70th ISR Wing Staff
2010 Gold Combat Spurs, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion
2011 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award Senior Enlisted Nominee, 624th OC
2011 Outstanding Active Duty ISR SNCO of the Year, 624th OC
2012 Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2013 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award Senior Enlisted Nominee, 694th ISR Group

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant, December 2015

(Current as of May 2019)