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Chief Master Sergeant Charles R. Hoffman


Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. The center ensures deployed forces are well trained and well equipped to conduct integrated combat operations. From operational testing and tactics development programs to the advanced training schools, exercises and venues, the center provides Airmen with proven and tested technology, the most current tactics, superb academic training and a unique opportunity to practice integrated force employment. The center functions as a team of innovative, highly skilled Airmen providing effective weapons, tactics, and command and control integrated across air, space, and cyberspace for the Joint Force Commander.

As the senior enlisted leader, Chief Hoffman serves as the primary advisor to the commander on matters concerning mission effectiveness, readiness, training, health, morale and welfare of more than 11,000 Airmen serving in the 57th Wing,

53rd Wing, 99th Air Base Wing, 505th Command and Control Wing, the Nevada Test and Training Range, the Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities and the Air Force Joint Test Program Office.


Chief Hoffman entered the Air Force in 1991. His diverse assignment background spans Air Force and Army field units at the MAJCOM, group, squadron, brigade, and HHQ Army levels. Chief Hoffman has deployed four times in his career, with NATO to Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia-Herzegovina during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR, to Skopje, Republic of Macedonia with the U.N. during Task Force ABLE SENTRY, to Balad Air Base, Iraq for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait during Operation NEW DAWN.



1996 Airman Leadership School, Kapaun Air Station, Germany

1997 Associate in Applied Science degree in Meteorology, Community College of the Air Force 2001 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGuire AFB, NJ

2006 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

2007 Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE 2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL

2008 Master of Arts degree in Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE 2011 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL

2011 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force

2012 The Contingency Wartime Planning Course, LeMay Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

2013 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, VA 2014 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Executive Course, University of Tennessee, TN 2015 Keystone, National Defense University, Washington DC

2015 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO 2016 Chinese and Mid-East Asia Seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington DC


  1. May 1991 - July 1991, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

  2. July 1991 - October 1991, Student, Weather Observer Course, Chanute AFB, IL

  3. October 1991 - August 1994, Weather Observer, 45th Weather Squadron, Patrick AFB, FL

  4. August 1994 - April 1995, Student, Weather Forecasting School, 334th TRS, Keesler AFB, MS

  5. April 1995 - May 1998, Weather Forecaster, Detachment 10, 7th Weather Squadron, Giebelstadt AAF, Germany (March - July 1996, Weather Forecaster, NATO IFOR, Tuzla Airfield, Bosnia; February - June 1997, Weather Forecaster, UN Task Force Able Sentry, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)

  6. May 1998 - September 2001, Space Environmental Data Analyst, Detachment 2, Air Weather Service, Hanscom AFB, MA

  7. September 2001 - October 2002, NCOIC Mission Weather Element, 51st Operations Support Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea

  8. October 2002 - July 2005, Regional Forecast Manager, 26th Operational Weather Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA

  9. July 2005 - February 2008, Flight Chief, 17th Operational Weather Squadron, Hickam AFB, HI

  10. February 2008 - July 2009, Operations Superintendent, 17th Operational Weather Squadron, Hickam AFB, HI

  11. July 2009 - January 2012, Squadron Superintendent, 22nd Operations Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kansas (April 2011 - October 2011, Weather Manager, 3rd Army, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait)

  12. January 2012 - July 2012, Group Superintendent, 22nd Operations Group, McConnell AFB, KS

  13. July 2012 - October 2013, AFMC Functional Manager, Weather, HQ AFMC A3, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  14. October 2013 - April 2015, Command Chief, 88th Air Base Wing, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH

  15. April 2015 - November 2016, Command Chief, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan

  16. November 2016 - present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, NV



Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster



1996 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School

2001 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy 2007 Senior Noncommissioned Officer the Year, 13th Air Force

2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 13th Air Force and Team Hickam 2008 Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy



Chief Master Sergeant, 1 November 2011 (Current as of November 2016)