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Chief Master Sergeant Sherod C. Thompson is the Senior Enlisted Leader, 633d Medical Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis Virginia. He is the strategic advisor to the group commander on all matters concerning the morale, welfare, effective utilization, development, career progression, and performance of 1,400 active duty, civilian, and contract personnel. Chief Thompson drives the organizing, training, and equipping of medical personnel to meet Air Force Medical Service and 633d Air Base Wing readiness taskings while providing primary care, specialty care and surgical capabilities to 426K beneficiaries within the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market.

Prior to his current assignment, Chief Thompson was the Superintendent, 45th Medical Group, Patrick SFB Florida. His primary background is in emergency medicine and aeromedical evacuation with extensive experience as a Level 1 Trauma Center ER technician, EMT-Paramedic, and field medicine instructor. His deployment experience includes tours in Qatar, Oman, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq.


2001 – EMT Paramedic Course, San Antonio Community College
2002 – Air Force Airman Leadership School
2005 – Air Force Basic Instructor Course
2007 – Air Force NCO Academy
2011 – Project Management Course, University of Texas - Austin
2011 – Associates of Applied Science/Allied Health, CCAF
2011 – Air Force Senior NCO PME (correspondence)
2012 – Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course
2013 – Air Force Senior NCO Academy
2014 – Professional Manager Certification, CCAF
2018 – Bachelor of Science, Management
2019 – Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course


Jan 1998 – Mar 1999: Central Sterile Supply Technician, 59 SOS, Lackland AFB, TX
Apr 1999 – Mar 2004: Emergency Dept Technician, 59 EMDS, Lackland AFB TX
(May 2002 – Sept 2003: EMS Senior Medic, Seeb AB, Sultanate of Oman)
Apr 2004 – Apr 2008: Asst NCOIC, Medical Readiness Training, 59 MLRS, Lackland AFB, TX
(Jan 2007 – May 2007: Emergency Dept Shift Supervisor, Balad AB, Iraq)
May 2008 – Apr 2009: NCOIC, Emergency Dept/EMS Operations, 59 EMDS, Lackland AFB TX
(Sept 2009 – Dec 2009: Emergency Dept Shift Supervisor, Balad AB, Iraq)
May 2010 – May 2011: Element NCOIC, Kelly Family Medicine Clinic, 59 MDOS, Lackland AFB TX
(Jun 2010 – Dec 2010: NCOIC, Joint Task Force – Bravo EMT Dept, Soto Cano AB, Honduras)
June 2011 – Sept 2011: Kelly Family Medicine Clinic Flight Chief, 59 MDOS, Lackland AFB TX
Oct 2011 – July 2012: Trainee Health Flight Chief, 559 MDOS, Lackland AFB TX
Aug 2012 – July 2013: Aerospace Medicine Flight Chief, 43 MDS, Pope Field NC
Aug 2013 – July 2016: Superintendent, 18th Aeromedical Evac Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
(Sept 2015 – Jan 2016: Superintendent, 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evac Sq, Al Udeid AB, Qatar)
Aug 2016 – Jun 2017: Superintendent, 375th Aeromedical Evac Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
Jun 2017 – Feb 2018: Interim Superintendent, 375th Operations Group, Scott AFB, IL
Feb 2018 – Jul 2019: Superintendent, 375th Medical Operations Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
Aug 2019 – Aug 2020: Superintendent, 45th Medical Group, Patrick AFB, FL
(Oct 2020 – May 2021: Superintendent, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group, Al Dhafra AB, U.A.E)
Sep 2021 – Present: 633d Medical Group Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA


Air Force Meritorious Service Medal w/four bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal w/two bronze oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal w/silver oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Iraq Campaign Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border


Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, TX
Project Management Professional


Chief Master Sergeant Feb 1, 2019

(Current as of March 2022)

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