Chief Master Sgt. Jeremiah Grisham is the command chief, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In this capacity, Grisham serves as the senior enlisted leader and principal advisor to the commander on readiness, welfare, professional development, and efficient management of over 2,300 Airmen. The 521st AMOW provides command and control, en route maintenance support, aeromedical evacuation, expeditionary aircrew support, and air transportation services for theater and strategic air mobility missions in Europe, Southwest Asia, and Northern Africa spanning across 19 geographically separated squadrons, detachments and operating locations in support of U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Central Command combatant command engagements.
Grisham entered the U.S. Air Force in January of 1998. He then went on to graduate Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal later that year. His background includes various leadership positions at the flight, group, and wing levels; a position as a career field instructor both at the basic and advanced courses; and on staff at the Headquarters level. Prior to his current assignment, he was the superintendent for the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group at the Pentagon, Washington D.C.
2002 Airman Leadership School, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
2010 Basic Instructor Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2010 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2012 US Navy Chief Petty Officer Induction, Eglin AFB, Fla.
2012 Associate in Applied Science Degree, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (CCAF)
2013 Professional Managers Certificate (CCAF)
2015 Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, Pa.
2015 USN Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport Naval Training Center, R.I.
2018 Eurozone Executive Course, Washington, D.C.
2021 Leading Strategically, Center for Creative Leadership, Colo.
- January 1998–March 1998, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
- March 1998–March 1998, Student, EOD Preliminary School, Lackland AFB, Texas
- March 1998–July 1998, Student, EOD Phase I, Eglin AFB, Fla.
- July 1998–November 1998, Student, EOD Phase II, Indian Head, Md.
- November 1998–March 2006, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, EOD Technical Orders, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. (December 2000–April 2001 Eskan Village and June 2004–Sept 2004 Kandahar AB, Afghanistan)
- March 2006–September 2009, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, EOD Resources, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (September 2006–January 2007 Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq and December 2008–December 2009 Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Iraq)
- September 2009–January 2013, Instructor, EOD School, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
- January 2013–August 2014, Section Chief, EOD Training Section, Hill Air Force Base, Utah (May 2013–October 13, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait, and Azraq AB, Jordan)
- August 2014–June 2017, Flight Chief, EOD Flight, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
- June 2017–March 2020, EOD Program Manager, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center - Detachment 8, Joint Base Langley Eustis, Va.
- March 2020–June 2021, Superintendent, 436th Mission Support Group, Dover Air Force Base, Del.
- March 2020–June 2021, Interim Command Chief, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Del.
- June 2021–March 2022, Superintendent, Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
- March 2022–Present, Command Chief, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Navy/Marine Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Combat Action Medal
Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon with Service Star United States Army Combat Action Badge
2016 USAF12 Outstanding Airman of the Year
2015 Air Force District of Washington Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
2015 Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Honor Graduate, Naval War College Deans List
2013 75 ABW Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
2012 Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Senior Instructor of the Year
2012 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Distinguished Graduate
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant 1 December 2017
(Current as of 18 March 2022)