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CHIEF MASTER SGT. JAY N. ELLIS

Chief Master Sergeant Jay N. Ellis is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 192d Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, Langley
AFB, VA. He works directly for the Wing Commander and advises him on matters impacting the enlisted force, such as proper utilization,
quality of enlisted leadership, management/supervisor training, operations
tempo, and quality of life concerns. He ensures the commanders policies are known and understood by the enlisted force and monitors compliance with Air Force standards. He serves on advisory councils, and serves as the functional manager for assigned first sergeants.

Chief Ellis grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Chief Ellis entered the Air Force in Oct 1976. Upon graduating technical school at Keesler AFB, MS., as an Avionics Inertial Navigation System Specialist, he was assigned to 192d Consilidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Byrd Field Va.. In Nov. of 1982 he cross trained to a Avionics AeroGroundspace Equipment Specialist and was assigned to the 192d Maintenance Squadron working on A-7s and then on F-16s. In Jan of 1996 Chief Ellis cross trained to Communication's System Manager and was assigned to the 192d Communication's Flight where he served as the Superintendent. In October 2007, Chief Ellis helped facilitate the stand-up of the Virginia Air National Guard's first ever Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Squadron. Inclusive with the squadron stand up was the first integration effort between the 497th ISR Group and the 192d Intelligence Squadron at Distributed Ground Station-1. Chief Ellis served as the Superintendent of the Communications Logistics Support Element until July 2011 when Chief Ellis was assigned as the 192d Inteligence Squadron CEM.

EDUCATION
1976 Avionics Inertial Radar Navigation Systems F-105, Kessler AFB, MS
1979 NCO Orientation Course
1982 Avionics AGE Specialist A-7, Lowery AFB, CO
1994 Avionics AGE Journeyman F-16, Lowery AFB, CO
1996 Communication System Manager, Kessler AFB, MS
1996 NCO Academy
2001 USAF Senior NCO Academy

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1976 - April 1982, 192 FG /CAM, Inertial Navaigation Specialist, Virginia Air National Guard
2. April 1982 - May 1994, 192 FG/CAM, AVIONICS AGE SPECL A7-D, Virginia Air National Guard
3. May 1994 - June 1996, 192 FW /MAI, AVIONICS AGE JNYMN F-16 Virginia Air National Guard
4. June 1996 - July 2007, 192 FW/CS, Chief Enlisted Manager, Virginia Air National Guard
5. July 2007 - Oct 2009, 192 FW/IS, Information Systems Superintendent, Virginia Air National Guard
6. Nov 2009 - Oct 2013, 192 FW/IS, Chief Enlisted Manager, Virginia Air National Guard
7. Nov 2013 - Present, 192 FW, Command Chief, Virginia Air National Guard

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with One hourglass and M device
Virginia National Guard Commendation Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant Apr 2003
(Current as of Aug 2013)

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