Chief Master Sergeant Christopher L. Amburn is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 192D Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is the principal advisor to the 192D Fighter Wing Commander on all enlisted matters. His responsibilitie include keeping the commander informed of all issues affecting the health, morale, welfare, readiness and lethality of nearly 1,200 enlisted members.
Chief Amburn began his military career in September 1992. After graduating Basic Military Training, he was assigned to the 23rd Composite Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. He was deployed in October 1994 to Dhahran Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior. In 1995, he left the active component for a fulltime positon with the 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. From 1995 to 2005 he served in various positions within the Logistics Readiness Squadron to include warehouse operations, inventory, requisitions and the hazardous material pharmacy. In 2005, Chief Amburn cross- trained to the contracting career field and assumed a full time position in the 145th Mission Support Group Contracting Office. Chief Amburn also served as a Satellite Noncommissioned Officer Academy facilitator at the 145th Airlift Wing during this time. He served as President of the Noncommissioned Officers Graduate Association, and has served as chairman of the Education and Scholarship Committee and Regional Director promoting and supporting professional military education.
Prior to becoming the 192D Fighter Wing Command Chief, he was the Contracting Career Field Functional Manager for the Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC), Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He was the first Air National Guard enlisted contracting career field manager and was responsible for 400 Contracting Unit Type Codes ensuring the readiness of 90 Wings throughout the United States and Territories. He also served as the CC Superintendent at the ANGRC where he provides leadership, management and guidance to enlisted personnel while working closely with the ANGRC Commander and Command Chief. Additionally, he served as the President of the Air National Guard Readiness Center Chiefs Group, Air National Guard Chiefs Executive Course Facilitator and Project Officer for the 2018 Enlisted Leadership Symposium.
1992 Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1996 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, by correspondence
2000 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.
2001 Associate in Business Administration/Logistics Management, Community College of the AF, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
2007 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I, by correspondence
2013 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington D.C.
2015 Chief Master Sergeant Executive Course, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
2016 Europe, Middle East and China Seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.
2017 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Chapel Hill N.C.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, by correspondence
2017 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2018 Transnational Issues Seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.
1. September 1992 – November 1992, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. November 1992 – October 1994, Supply Management Journeyman, 23 Mission Support Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
3. October 1994 – November 1994, USCENTAF, Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia
4. November 1994 – September 1995, Requisitioning Specialist, 23 Mission Support Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
5. September 1995 – January 2000, Inventory Management, 145 Logistics Readiness Squadron, North Carolina Air
National Guard, Charlotte, N.C.
6. January 2000 – June 2005, Supply Management Craftsman, 145 LRS, NCANG, Charlotte, N.C.
7. June 2005 – January 2009, Contracting Craftsman, 145 Mission Support Group, NCANG, Charlotte, N.C.
8. January 2009 – May 2015, Contracting Superintendent, 145 Mission Support Group, NCANG, Charlotte, N.C
9. May 2015 – 31 July 2018, Chief, Contracting Career Field Functional Area Manager/CC Superintendent, ANGRC, Joint
Base Andrews, M.D.
10. 1 August 2018 –Present, Wing Command Chief, 192D Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley Eustis, V.A.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
North Carolina National Guard Commendation Medal
North Carolina National Guard Achievement Medal
North Carolina National Guard State Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters
1997 North Carolina National Guard Soldier of the Year
1998 Enlisted Association Minuteman of the Year
2000 Distinguished Graduate Noncommissioned Officers Academy
2010 Senior Noncommissioned Office of the Year
2017 Professional Managers Certification
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Noncommissioned Officer Academy Graduates Association
Enlisted Association of the National Guard
Air Force Sergeant's Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Guard Bureau Chiefs Group
EFFECTIVEDATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic Sept. 16, 1992
Airman March 16, 1993
Airman First Class Jan. 16, 1994
Senior Airman March 16, 1995
Staff Sergeant Oct. 20, 1997
Technical Sergeant Jan. 30, 2000
Master Sergeant Oct. 30, 2006
Senior Master Sergeant Jan. 01, 2009
Chief Master Sergeant June 16, 2015
(Current as of July 2018)