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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JEREMY L. UNTERSEHER

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Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Serving as the wing's senior enlisted leader, Chief Unterseher is the principal advisor to the commander on matters influencing the readiness and professional development of approximately 4,200 active-duty military members, nearly 300 U.S. civilians and 700 Italian civilian employees. The primary mission of the wing is to conduct and support air combat operations and maintain munitions for NATO. The wing’s diverse mission sets are executed by Airmen that fly, maintain, and support two F-16CM Fighting Falcon fighter squadrons, two combat search and rescue squadrons, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa's only air control squadron, agile combat support squadrons, medical squadrons, and numerous wing staff agencies.

CMSgt Unterseher entered the Air Force in August of 1995 and graduated from Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal in June 1996. His background includes various duties in the Explosive Ordnance career field at unit, MAJCOM, and HAF levels. He has also served as an assistant first sergeant, squadron superintendent, and as the senior enlisted advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration. His assignments have stretched across all theaters of operation to include deployments in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and RESOLUTE SUPPORT.

EDUCATION
2000 - Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (CCAF)
2009 - Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course (correspondence)
2010 - Professional Manager’s Certification, CCAF
2013 - AFSO 21 Executive Leader Course, Knoxville, Tennessee
2014 - Bachelor in Emergency and Disaster Management (Cum Laude), American Military University
2018 - Master’s in Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2019 - Leading Strategically, Center for Creative Learning, Colorado Springs, CO
2020 - Baltic Region Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, Baltic Defence College, Tartu Estonia

ASSIGNMENTS
Jul 1996 – Sep 1999, EOD Journeyman, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
            (Deployed Mar – Jul 1998, Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait)
Sep 1999 – Sep 2000, EOD Journeyman, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB, South Korea Sep 2000 – Oct 2002, EOD Craftsman, 1st Civil Engineer Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia
            (Deployed Dec 2001 – Jun 2002, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia)
Oct 2002 – Dec 2007, EOD Craftsman, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Florida
            (Deployed Mar – Sep 2005, FOB Warhorse, Iraq)
            (Deployed Apr – Sep 2007, FOB Gardez, Afghanistan)

Dec 2007 – Feb 2011, NCOIC EOD Logistics, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona
            (Deployed Jul 2008 – Jan 2009, Bagram AB, Afghanistan.)
            (Deployed Nov 2009 – April 2010, FOB Shank, Afghanistan.)

Feb 2011 – May 2013, Superintendent, EOD Flight, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
            (Deployed Aug 2011 – Feb 2012, FOB Ghazni, Afghanistan)
May 2013 – Jun 2016, EOD Functional Manager, HQ Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
            (Deployed Feb – Aug 2014, Al Udeid AB, Qatar)
Jun 2016 – Jul 2017, EOD Program Manager, AFIMSC Detachment 8, Langley AFB, VA Jul 2017 – May 2018, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Jul 2018 – Jul 2019, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Deputy Chief of Staff A10, Headquarters AF, Washington, D.C. Jul 2019 – Jun 2021, Command Chief, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing/435th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany
Jun 2021 - Present, Command Chief, 31 Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
86th Civil Engineer Squadron Airman of the Year, 1997
86th Civil Engineer Group Airman of the Year, 1998
Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
Leadership Award, Airman Leadership School
1st Civil Engineer Squadron Major General Lupia Award, 2001
1st Fighter Wing Lance P. Sijan Award, 2001
John L. Levitow Award, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
325th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO of the Year, 2006
56th Fighter Wing Lance P. Sijan Award, 2009
AETC CMSgt Daniels Award, 2009
56th Civil Engineer SNCO of the Year, 2009
Distinguished Graduate, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
CMSgt Renfroe Commandant’s Award, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant – 1 Dec 2013

(Current as of Aug 2021)

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