Chief Master Sergeant DANIEL R. PERRY

CMSgt Daniel R. Perry is the Senior Enlisted Leader of the 1st Weather Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In this position, he leads, mentors, and develops over 950 Officer, Enlisted, and Civilian Airmen assigned to 6 squadrons across the globe performing continuous weather operations for home-station and combatant commander requirements. Further, he serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Group commander on organizational structure, training, professional development, and disciplinary matters ensuring personnel are organized, trained, and equipped to provide decision-quality forecasts, threat assessments, and mission briefings for 542 Department of Defense installations.

CMSgt Perry enlisted in the Air Force in September 2002 from Alamogordo, New Mexico. Following Basic Military Training he completed Weather Forecaster School in April 2003 and has since held a variety of weather positions from the Flight to Major Command echelons. CMSgt Perry has three deployments to the Middle East in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and subsequent campaigns, most recently as the Superintendent of the 22d Expeditionary Weather Squadron.

Prior to this assignment, he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader at the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis- Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

2006 Airman Leadership School, Robins Air Force Base, Ga
2009 Associates of Applied Science, Meteorology, Community College of the Air Force 2013 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I, by correspondence
2016 Bachelor of Arts, Natural Science, Thomas Edison State University, N.J.
2017 United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Petaluma, Calif
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, by correspondence
2022 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, A.L.

1. May 2003 – August 2005, Weather Apprentice, USAFE Operational Weather Squadron, Sembach Air Base, Germany
2. August 2005 – May 2008, Weather Journeyman, 78th Operations Support Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga
   (May 2007 – October 2007, Weather Forecaster, 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, Qatar)
3. May 2008 – May 2009, Air Operations Center Weather Technician, 607th Air Operations Center, Osan Air Base, Korea
4. May 2009 – April 2013, Mission Integration Noncommissioned Officer In Charge, 57th Operations Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
   (October 2010 – May 2011, Brigade Weather Operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq)
5. April 2013 – June 2017, Operations Superintendent, 7th Weather Squadron, Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Germany
6. June 2017 – February 2020, Manager, Operations, Plans, and Programs Branch, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va
   (March 2018 – September 2018, Superintendent, 22d Expeditionary Weather Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait)
7. February 2020 – July 2021, Functional Assignment Manager, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio- Randolph, Texas
8. July 2021 – December 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz
9. December 2022 – Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 1st Weather Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal

2004 USAFE Dodson Award, Forecaster of the Year
2005 Distinguished Graduate, Combat Weather Team Operations Course 2006 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2010 Distinguished Graduate, Radar Operations Course
2011 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 57th Operations Group
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 4th Air Support Operations Group 2016 Distinguished Graduate, Advanced Weather Management Course
2016 USAFE Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Army Weather Support 2017 ACC Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Army Weather Support 2019 ACC Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Air Force Weather

Chief Master Sergeant Oct. 1, 2021