Chief Master Sergeant ANDREW R. SMALL

Chief Master Sgt. Andrew R. Small is the Command Chief, 557th Weather Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He advises the Commander on all issues regarding health, welfare, morale, and effective utilization of more than 1,450 personnel serving at 19 locations around the world. The 557th Weather Wing provides centralized weather products and services, including climatological and space weather support to Air Force, Army, Joint Force, and other Department of Defense activities enabling air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike and command and control in support of all geographic and functional combatant commands.

Chief Small grew up in Brooklyn, New York and entered the Air Force in 1998. His background includes various positions within the communications career field to include positions in the Network Control Center, Wing Information Assurance Office and within the Cyberspace Warfare Operations career field charged with delivering full spectrum cyber options for our Air Force and nation when tasked. His assignments include Maxwell AFB Alabama, Kadena AB Japan, Fort George G. Meade Maryland, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Hawaii.

Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Master Sergeant Andrew R. Small was the Commandant of the Robert D. Gaylor Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

2002 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2009 Associates in Information Systems Technology, CCAF
2010 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Alabama
2012 Associates in Cybersecurity Operations, CCAF
2013 Cyber 200, Cyberspace Professional Development Prgm, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint PME, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
2014 Cyber 300, Cyberspace Professional Development Prgm, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2015 B.S. in Information Technology, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah
2015 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF
2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Alabama
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint PME II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
2019 M.S. in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah
2020 CMSgt Leadership Course, CMSgt Leadership Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Alabama
2021 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, AF JAG School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2021 Command CMSgt Training Course, AF Chief’s Group, JB Andrews, Maryland

1. Jul 98 - Aug 98, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. Aug 98 - Nov 98, Student, Comms-Computer Sys Operator Technical School, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
3. Nov 98 - Jan 03, Network Control Center Technician, 42 CS, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
4. Jan 03 - Jan 07, Wing Information Assurance Manager, 18 CS, Kadena AB, Japan
5. Jan 07 - Jan 12, NCOIC, Production Ops Div/Cyber Attack Opr, 315 NWS, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
6. Jan 12 - Dec 14, Det Superintendent, Det 1, 315 NWS, JB Pearl Harbor - Hickam, Hawaii
7. Dec 14 - Jun 15, Ops Superintendent, 352 NWS, JB Pearl Harbor - Hickam, Hawaii
8. Jun 15 - Jun 16, Squadron Superintendent, 315 COS, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
9. Jun 16 - Aug 18, Superintendent, Air Forces Cyber Forward, 24 AF, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
10. Aug 18 - Apr 19, Ops Superintendent/SEL Cyber Tactical Ops Ctr, 624 OC, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
11. Apr 19 - Jul 21, Group Superintendent, 67th Cyberspace Ops Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas (Nov 20 - Feb 21 & May 21 - Jul 21, Interim Command Chief, 67 CW, JBSA-Lackland, Texas)
12. Jul 21 - Jul 22, Commandant, Robert D. Gaylor NCO Academy, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
13. Jul 22 - Present, Command Chief, 557th Weather Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal two oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1 silver leaf cluster (with Valor Device)

2006 18th Wing Information Assurance Professional of the Year, Kadena AB, Japan 
2006 PACAF Communications and Information Team of the Year, Kadena AB, Japan 
2010 National Security Agency Labyrinth Team Award
2012 Air Force Space Command Outstanding Information Operations Active Duty NCOY 2013 67th Cyberspace Operations Group SNCOY, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
2014 Air Force Space Command AF ISR Enlisted Contributor of the Year
2015 Team Hickam General Jumper Warfighter & Integration SNCOY, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, HI
2015 United States Air Force Lt Gen Grant Information Dominance Small Unit of the Year
2016 Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy