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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT REIKO L. "WOLF CHIEF" MEEKS

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Chief Master Sergeant Reiko. L Meeks is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Better known as "Wolf Chief," he represents the 2,700 Airmen and Soldiers of the Wolf Pack. He serves as the principal advisor to the commander on all enlisted issues, including those that affect the health, morale, welfare, training, professional development, readiness, quality of life, and effective utilization of assigned personnel. In addition, Chief Meeks coordinates and collaborates operational and quality of life issues with Air Force and Army enlisted leaders, working closely to build a single, solid Wolf Pack family. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Chief Enlisted Manager and Superintendent, 2d Mission Support Group, 2d Communications Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Chief Meeks was born in Tampa, Florida and entered the Air Force after high school graduation. He went on to graduate basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas. Furthermore, he completed technical training at Keesler AFB, Miss., and upon graduation, was assigned to his first duty assignment at Upper Heyford, United Kingdom. Chief Meeks has served at various levels: squadron, installation, agency and combatant command.

EDUCATION

1995 Airman Leadership School, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2001 Associate of Applied Sciences Degree Electronic Systems Technology, CCAF
2001 Bachelor’s Degree, Electronics Management, Southern Illinois University, IL (Honors: Summa Cum Laude)
2003 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala. (Honors: A.A. & Distinguished Graduate)
2007 USAF Senior NCO Academy (non-residence)
2007 Masters of Science Degree in Information Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio (Honors: SECAF James G Roche Academic Achievement Award nominee)
2007 National Security Agency 4012 Certificate for Information Security Professionals
2009 US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy
2012 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Department of Defense Wave 69 Green Belt (Lean Six Sigma) Course
2015 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Executive Leadership Course
2015 Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) Course, NATO School
2016 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course
2016 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course

ASSIGNMENTS
1. March – October 1991, Ground Communications Maintenance Apprentice, 620th Communications Squadron, Upper Heyford, United Kingdom
2. October 1991 – July 1994, Ground Radio Repairman, 330th Trainer Maintenance Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. July 1994 – December 1999, Satellite/Wideband Systems Journeyman, 81st Maintenance Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
4. December 1999 – July 2003, Wing Personal Wireless Communications & Spectrum Manager, 17th
Communications Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
5. July 2003 – August 2005, Program Manager, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
6. August 2005 – April 2007, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. April 2007 – August 2010, Systems Integration Superintendent, Air Force News Agency/Defense Media Agency, San Antonio, Texas
8. August 2010 – January 2012, Communications Flight Chief, 496th Air Base Squadron, Morón Air Base, Spain
9. January 2012 – January 2013, Installation Superintendent, 496th Air Base Squadron, Morón Air Base, Spain
10. January – July 2013, Communications Flight Superintendent, 496th Air Base Squadron, Morón Air Base, Spain
11. July 2013 – July 2016, Senior Enlisted Advisor to GO/FO & Senior Enlisted Leader, HQ U.S. European Command C4/Cyber Directorate (J6) & Joint Cyberspace Center (JCC), Stuttgart, Germany
12. July 2016 – May 2017, Chief Enlisted Manager and Superintendent, 2d Mission Support Group, 2d Communications Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
13. May 2017 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal with one Star Device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
NATO Medal (OPERATION Unified Protector-Libya)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2000 Ground Systems Digital Technician Course Top Distinguished Graduate
2001 17th Training Wing Honor Guard “Look Sharp Award”
2001 17th Communications Squadron NCO of the Year
2001 Goodfellow AFB Installation Spectrum Manager of the Year
2004 42nd Air Base Wing Honor Guard NCO of the Year
2005 HQ Community College of the Air Force NCO of the Quarter (2X)
2010 HQ Defense Media Agency and World-Wide SNCO of the Quarter (2X)
2012 Morón Air Base Lance P. Sijan award nominee
2012 496th Air Base Squadron Mission Support SNCO of the Year
2012 86th Operations Group Mission Support SNCO of the Year
2013 USEUCOM Information Dominance Cyber Systems SNCO of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant Feb. 1, 2015

(Current as of May 2017)