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Command Master Sgt. Kenneth R. Rogers

State Command Chief Master Sergeant

Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth R. Rogers is the State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Oklahoma Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chief Rogers serves as the principal advisor to commanders and senior staff on matters of mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, promotion, retention, utilization, health, morale, welfare and assignment policy affecting over 2,000 enlisted personnel.
Chief Rogers enlisted in the Air Force and reported to Basic Military Training in May 1992. Subsequent to his technical training he was assigned to the 31st Combat Communications Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base where he was selected for deployment to Haiti (Operation Uphold/Maintain Democracy), Saudi Arabia (Operation Desert Storm/Southern Watch), and Panama (Operation Steady State) as a tactical communications maintenance technician. In May 1996, Chief Rogers joined the Air National Guard and was assigned to the 137th Communications Flight. Chief Rogers leadership proved invaluable as the lead Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for numerous Readiness Inspections.
Chief Rogers advocated for the Satellite Professional Military Education program through McGhee Tyson's Airman & Family Readiness Program having served as a remote instructor. Additionally, he led the way when the 137th Air Refueling Wing completed an organizational change and converted to a Special Operations Wing within Air Force Special Operations Command. During this tenure in the Air National Guard he deployed to Turkey (Operation Northern Watch), New Mexico (Operation Jump Start), Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Qatar (Operation Freedom’s Sentinel).
Prior to his current position, Chief Rogers served as the Chief Enlisted Manager for the 137th Special Operations Communications Flight, Will Rogers Air National Guard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Educational Degrees

1991 - Associate in Art and Sciences Degree, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
1993 - Electronic Computer and System Switching Specialist Course, Keesler AFB, MS
1993 - Combat Mobility/Survivability Course, 3d Combat Communication Group, Tinker AFB, OK
1996 - Airman Leadership School (In-Residence), Ike Skelton Training Site, Jefferson City, MO (Distinguished Graduate)
2000 - Communications Electronics Course (In-Residence), Tulsa Air National Guard Base, OK
2001 - Noncommissioned Officer Academy (In-Residence), McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, TN
2003 - Associate in Applied Science (Electronic Systems Technology), Community College of the AF, Maxwell AFB, AL
2003 - EPME Instructor Certification Program (Distance Learning), McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, TN
2003 - Communications-Electronics Maintenance Support Procedures Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2004 - Air Force Training Course, Tinker AFB, OK
2004 - Satellite Program Facilitator Course (Distance Learning), McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, TN
2007 - Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course (Correspondence), Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2010 - Status of Training and Resources System Data Handler Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2016 - Cyberspace Superintendent Course (Correspondence), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX
2021 - Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD
2021 - Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Lackland AFB, TX

1. May 1992 – June 1992, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2. June 1992 – January 1993, Student, Technical Training School, Keesler AFB, MS
3. January 1993 – May 1996, Electronic Computer Systems Switching Specialist, 31st Combat Communications
    Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
         (May - August 1994, Tactical Telephone Switch Maintenance Apprentice, 4409th Support Squadron, Riyadh Air
          Base, Saudi Arabia)
         (September – December 1994, Electronic Computer Systems Technician, Combined Joint Task Force 190, Port-au-
          Prince, Haiti)
         (May – August 1995, Electronic and Computer Systems Switching Technician, Howard AFB, Panama)
4. May 1996 – Present, Cyberspace Superintendent, 137th Special Operations Communications Flight, Will Rogers Air
    National Guard
         (March 2001, Computer, Network, Switching & Crypto Systems Technician, 39th Air & Space Expeditionary Wing,
          Incirlik Air Base, Turkey)
         (January – February 2007, Computer, Network, Switching & Crypto Systems Technician, Joint Task Force, Las
          Cruces, New Mexico)
         (Dec 2008 – March 2009, Camp Liaison, Joint Task Force, Balad Air Base, Iraq)
         (July 2018 – January 2019, Operations Flight Superintendent, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, Al
          Udeid Air Base, Qatar)
Awards and Decorations
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 devices
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 devices
AF Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
AF Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 6 devices
National Defense Service Medal with 1 device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 device
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service with 5 devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 'M' devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon
Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal
Oklahoma Commendation Medal with 1 device
Oklahoma Governor’s Distinguished Unit Award Ribbon
Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Ribbon with 1 device
Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon with 13 devices
Effective Dates of Promotion
A1C      04 MAY 1992
SRA     04 SEP 1994
SSG     30 JUN 1997
TSG     07 JUL 2000
MSG     07 JUL 2002
SMS     01 APR 2008
CMS     01 JAN 2011