CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT RICHARD A ANDY KAISER

					                        UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT RICHARD A. "ANDY" KAISER
Chief Master Sergeant Richard A. "Andy" Kaiser is
the Command Chief Master Sergeant for United
States Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force. As senior
enlisted leader, he is responsible to the
commander for matters relating to readiness,
welfare, and effective utilization of over 33,000
enlisted members assigned to the joint services of
United States Forces, Japan and Fifth Air Force.
Through communication with the enlisted corps,
he ensures the commander's policies are known
and understood, while elevating significant
problems, concerns and issues. Additionally, he
maintains a strong bilateral relationship with the
Japanese enlisted leadership, serving to foster
better understanding and improved readiness of
our allied forces.

Chief Kaiser entered the Air Force in March 1984.
Following technical training, he served as an
environmental health specialist at K.I. Sawyer Air
Force Base, Mich. He cross-trained into the
Communications-Computer Systems Operations
career field in 1988. As a communicator, he
served as data processing operator, training
manager, technical school instructor and instructor supervisor, course developer, theater battle management
NCOIC, information protection and network strategies manager, acting first sergeant, command and control
systems flight superintendent, and unit support branch chief. He has also served as mission support group
superintendent.

Chief Kaiser deployed extensively to multiple locations in Southwest Asia in support of Operations Southern
Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Before assuming his current position, Chief Kaiser served as
Command Chief Master Sergeant for Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas.

EDUCATION:
1986 NCO Preparatory Course, K.I. Sawyer AFB, Mich. (John L. Levitow Honor graduate award)
1989 NCO Leadership School, Charleston AFB, S.C. (Distinguished Graduate)
1993 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Instructor of Training and Military Science, Community College
of the Air Force
1994 NCO Academy, Keesler AFB, Miss. (Distinguished Graduate)
2001 Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2006 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Public Health, Community College of the Air Force
2006 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Information Systems Management, Community College of the
Air Force
2007 USAF Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2008 USAF Enterprise Management Seminar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, N.C.
2008 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Executive Leadership Course, University of
Tennessee, Tenn.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. March - April 1984, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. May - June 1984, student, Veterinary Food Inspection Course, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
3. July - August 1984, student, Environmental Health Specialist Apprentice Course, Brooks AFB, Texas
4. August 1984 - March 1988, environmental health specialist, 410th Strategic Hospital,
K.I. Sawyer AFB, Mich.
5. March - May 1988, student, Communications-Computer Systems Operations Apprentice Course,
Keesler AFB, Miss.
6. June 1988 - September 1991, data/message processing operator and later NCOIC, operations training,
437th Communications Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
7. September 1991 - December 1995, instructor and instructor supervisor, Communications-Computer
Systems Operations Apprentice and Craftsman courses, 333rd Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
8. January 1996 - January 1997, Chief, theater battle management systems requirements and configuration
management, 607th Air Communications Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
9. January 1997 - December 2000, information protection field support manager, network security action
officer, and acting first sergeant, Headquarters Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. December 2000 - June 2004, superintendent, command and control systems flight, 609th Air
Communications Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C. (October 2001 - January 2002, communications plans
manager, and January - June 2003, systems division superintendent, Combined Air Operations Center,
Prince Sultan AB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; December 2003 - March 2004, systems superintendent,
Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia)
11. June 2004 - September 2004, Chief, unit support branch, plans and resources directorate, Headquarters
Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, Ill.
12. October 2004 - May 2005, Chief, force structure strategy, resources directorate, Headquarters Air Force
Communications Agency, Scott AFB, Ill.
13. May 2005 - October 2006, superintendent, 375th Mission Support Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. October 2006 - April 2008, Command Chief, 621st Contingency Response Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
15. April 2008 - January 2010, Command Chief, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB,
Texas
16. January 2010 - present, Command Chief, US Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
Air Force Recognition Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
1984 Distinguished Honor Graduate, Veterinary Food Inspection Course
1984 Distinguished Graduate, Environmental Health Specialist Apprentice Course
1988 Honor Graduate, Communications-Computer Systems Operations Apprentice Course
1994 81st Training Wing Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (NCO category)
1999 Scott Air Force Base Senior NCO of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman Basic March 20, 1984
Airman Sept. 20, 1984
Airman First Class July 20, 1985
Senior Airman March 20, 1987
Sergeant Feb. 1, 1988
Staff Sergeant July 1, 1988
Technical Sergeant May 1, 1993
Master Sergeant June 1, 1997
Senior Master Sergeant March 1, 2001
Chief Master Sergeant Sept. 1, 2004

(Current as of Apr 10)

				
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