Chief Master Sergeant Christopher M. Clark
Chief Master Sergeant Christopher M. Clark is the superintendent, 627th Air Base Group and serves as the senior enlisted adviser to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander. As superintendent, Chief Clark mentors and supports over 700 group Airmen. Additionally, as the principal Air Force senior enlisted adviser to the JBLM commander, he provides integrated Army/Air Force senior staff advice on matters of health, welfare, morale, professional development and the effective utilization of five Army-led directorates, five Air Force squadrons, 32 staff agencies, and more than 800 uniformed personnel and 2,700 Department of Army and Air Force civilians, who deliver a full range of mission support for the joint base, the Indo-Pacific region and other global operations. His leadership throughout the installation impacts more than 243,000 Total Force service members, family members, and retirees supported by JBLM.
Chief Clark attended Big Valley High School and graduated in 1998, entering the Air Force as a Security Forces member immediately following graduation. He was first assigned to the 9th Security Forces Squadron at Beale AFB, California, where he served as Security Response team leader, Protection Level 2 Entry Controller, and Security Forces Vehicles noncommissioned officer in charge. While at Beale, Chief Clark deployed consecutively to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi and once to Royal Air Force Akrotiri, Cyprus. In 2002, he was selected as a Basic military training Instructor at Lackland AFB, Texas. While assigned to Lackland, he served as a military training instructor at the 323rd Training Squadron where he led 15 basic training flights. Additionally, he served as an instructor at the 37th Training Support Squadron Military Training Instructor School where he developed 32 future MTIs in the ranks of senior airmen through master sergeants.
In 2006, Chief Clark was reassigned to Hill AFB, Utah, where he worked as flight chief, NCOIC of S1, NCOIC of Training, NCOIC of Flight Operations and superintendent of Plans and Programs. During this period, he deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq, Al Udeid, Qatar, and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. In 2011, Chief Clark returned to BMT at Lackland AFB where he served as the Squadron superintendent for the 322nd Training Squadron. Chief Clark returned to Security Forces in 2013 where he served as the Logistics superintendent and the Operations superintendent for the 799th Security Forces Squadron at Creech AFB, Nevada; additionally, in 2015 he was selected to attend the 262nd class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
In 2016, Chief Clark was selected to attend the 67th class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. Upon graduation in 2017, he was assigned as the Security Forces manager for the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron where he led an integrated total force unit in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait for one year. Following this, Chief Clark was reassigned as the Security Forces manager for the 75th Security Forces Squadron at Hill AFB, where he concluded this tour by deploying to reopen Prince Sultan Airbase, Saudi Arabia. Chief Clark assumed his current position in the fall of 2020.
2003 Military Training Instructor School, Lackland AFB.
2003 Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB.
2006 Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force.
2006 Associate in Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, CCAF.
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Education Course.
2012 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama.
2013 Professional Managers Certification, CCAF.
2014 Integrated Defense Command and Control Course, Lackland AFB.
2015 FBI National Academy, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
2017 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss.
2018 Bachelor of Science, General Studies, Excelsior College, Albany, New York.
2019 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter Annex.
2020 Masters of Science, Criminal Justice, Excelsior College.
1. November 1998 – October 2002, 9th Security Forces Squadron, Beale AFB.
2. October 2002 – August 2005, 323rd Training Squadron, Lackland AFB.
3. August 2005 – October 2006, 37th Training Support Squadron, Lackland AFB.
4. October 2006 – November 2011, 75th Security Forces Squadron, Hill AFB.
5. November 2011 – August 2013, 322nd Training Squadron, Lackland AFB.
6. August 2013 – July 2016, 799th Security Forces Squadron, Creech AFB.
7. July 2016 – July 2017, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss.
8. July 2017 – June 2018, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
9. June 2018 – September 2020, 75th Security Forces Squadron, Hill AFB.
10. September 2020 – Present, senior enlisted adviser to the JBLM commander, 627th Air Base Group, JBLM.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster.
Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
Army Commendation Medal.
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster.
National Defense Service Medal.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star.
Iraq Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star.
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
- USASMA, Class 67 Distinguished Graduate, 2017
- 799th ABG Senior NCO of the Year, 2014
- 799th SFS SNCO of the Year, 2013
- 75th SFS SNCO of the Year, 2009
- Vossler NCOA Distinguished Graduate, 2008
- Awarded AETC Master Instructor Badge, 2006
- Awarded Master Military Training Instructor “Blue Rope,” 2004
- 37th Military Training Instructor School Distinguished Graduate, 2003
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic July 8, 1998
Airman Jan. 8, 1999
Airman First Class Nov. 8, 1999
Senior Airman July 8, 2001
Staff Sergeant May 1, 2003
Technical Sergeant July 1, 2006
Master Sergeant July 1, 2009
Senior Master Sergeant Feb. 1, 2013
Chief Master Sergeant July 1, 2016
(Current as of October 2020)