Chief Master Sergeant Ronald D. Beadles


Chief Master Sergeant Ronald D. Beadles is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force, Nevada. He is responsible to the commander on a wide range of issues including the health, morale, welfare, professional development and discipline of more than 7,000 installation enlisted personnel. The wing is responsible for all installation support functions to include communications, contracting, engineering, environmental, law enforcement, logistics, medical, security, services and force support for more than 12,000 assigned personnel and over 313,000 dependents, retirees and veterans. In addition, the wing also supports the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nevada Test and Training Range, 53rd Wing, 57th Wing, 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nevada; Tonopah Test Range, 52 tenant units, 171 rotary and fixed-wing aircraft assigned to Nellis and the nearly 1,500 visitors and TDY personnel conducting business at Nellis daily.


Chief Beadles is a native of Spurgeon, Indiana, and entered the Air Force in November 1992.  He has held a variety of positions in the Diagnostic Imaging career field to include NCOIC and Diagnostic Imaging Phase II Supervisor. In 2005, Chief Beadles was accepted into the First Sergeant career field and served in 7 different squadrons.  He served as the Command Chief at the 1st Fighter Wing before assuming his current position.  He has deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FEEDOM.  His assignments included bases in California, Illinois, North Dakota, Montana and Virginia.



1993 Radiology Phase I Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

1993-94 Radiology Phase II Course, Scott AFB, Illinois

1996 American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certification

1998 Airman Leadership School, Vandenberg AFB, California

2000 Basic Instructor Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2002 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Radiologic Technologist, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2003 NCO Academy, Keesler AFB, Mississippi

2005 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2006 Joint Services SNCO PME (Correspondence)

2006 Associate of Human Resources Degree, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2009 SNCO Academy, Gunter Annex, Alabama

2010 Baccalaureate of Science in Healthcare Science, Radiology Technology, Trident University International, California

2012 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas

2014 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, San Antonio, Texas

2015 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2016 USAF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina



Nov 1992-Dec 1992, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

Jan 1993-Mar 1993, Student, Radiologic Technologist Phase I, Sheppard AFB, Texas

Mar1993-Feb 1994, Student, Radiologic Technologist Phase II, Scott AFB, Illinois

Feb 1994-Mar 2000, Radiologic Technologist, 30th Medical Support Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California

Mar 2000-Aug 2005, Diagnostic Imaging Phase II Supervisor, 375th Medical Support Squadron, Scott AFB, Illinois

Aug 2005-Dec 2005, First Sergeant, 319th Service Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota

Jan 2006-July 2007, First Sergeant, 319th Security Forces Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota,

Nov 2006-June 2007, First Sergeant, 586th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Camp Bucca, Iraq

July 2007-July 2008, First Sergeant, 319th Maintenance Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota  

July 2008-July 2010, First Sergeant, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota

July 2010-Jan 2012, First Sergeant, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana,

Sept 2010-April 2011, First Sergeant, 1st Expeditionary RED HORSE Group, Afghanistan

Jan 2012-Jan 2014, Superintendent, 341st Medical Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana

Jan 2014-Nov 2015, Superintendent, 341st Mission Support Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana

Nov 2015-Jun 2017, Command Chief, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langely-Eustis, Virginia

Jun 2017-Present, Command Chief, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada



Legion of Merit

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf cluster

Navy Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf cluster

Meritorious Unit Award with 1 Oak Leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star  

Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, 1 Oak Leaf cluster


1998 John L. Levitow, Airman Leadership School

1998 Air Force Space Command Diagnostic Imaging NCO of the Year

2004 Air Mobility Command Diagnostic Imaging NCO of the Year

2007 319 Air Refueling Wing Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award (SNCO), Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota

2007 Air Mobility Command First Sergeant of the Year

2010 9th Air Force HQ First Sergeant of the Year



Chief Master Sergeant      1 Nov 2012 (Current as of June 2017)