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Chief Master Sergeant (R) Ricky G. Price is the Aero-Space Science Instructor (ASI), Air Force JROTC, Unit FL-821, Buchholz High School, Gainesville, Florida.   The program’s primary mission is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and the local community.  Secondly, to train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instil responsibility, character and self discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

 

The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.

 

Chief Price was born Oct. 6, 1963, in Louisville, Kentucky.  He graduated from Barron G. Collier High School in Naples, Florida in 1982 and entered active duty with the Air Force April 3, 1984. His background includes various duties in the Logistics Management career field as well as the first sergeant career field.  His stateside assignments include bases in New Mexico, Louisiana, Alabama and Montana.

 

Chief Price also served overseas in Alaska, Iceland and Germany. He has also deployed in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Operation JOINT FORGE, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.  

 

Before assuming his current position, he was the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.  He served as the senior enlisted advisor to the 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation commander on a 13,500-person base, which supported eight associate units representing all four services and the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.  He was responsible for the health, welfare and morale of the enlisted force on the installation which is comprised of two fighter squadrons, 35 support agencies and more than 4,500 personnel.  He represented the enlisted community to the commander and advised the commander of important enlisted force issues and concerns.  Chief Price provided the communications link between the installation commander and the enlisted community, ensuring the commander’s programs and policies were understood.  He was appointed to his current position on October 1, 2010.

EDUCATION

1990 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

1995 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany

1999 Associate in Applied Science, Logistics Management, Community College of the Air Force

2000 United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

2001 Associate in Applied Science, Personnel Administration, Community College of the Air Force

2003 United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Training Center Petaluma, Petaluma, California

2006 Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama

2006 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Joint Professional Military Education Course

2007 Command Chief Orientation Course, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama

2009     B.S.B.A. Business Management, Touro University International, California

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. April 1984 – May 1984, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  2. May 1984 – March 1986, Warehouse Stock Expeditor, 27th Supply Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
  3. March 1986 – May 1991, Supply Inspector, 21st Supply Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
  4. May 1991 – September 1993, Storage and Issue Supervisor, 2nd Supply Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
  5. September 1993 – November 1996, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Material Storage and Distribution, 85th Logistics Squadron, Kevlavik Naval Air Station, Iceland
  6. November 1996 – October 1997, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Supply Support Team, Detachment 1, USAFE Computer Systems Squadron, Operating Location Alpha, Zweibrucken, Germany
  7. October 1997 – August 1999, Supply Branch Superintendent, Detachment 1, USAFE Computer Systems Squadron, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
  8. August 1999 – July 2001, First Sergeant, Regional Supply Squadron, Sembach Air Base, Germany
  9. July 2001 – March 2003, First Sergeant, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  10. March 2003 – September 2004, First Sergeant, 435th Combat Training Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  11. September 2004 – September 2006, Instructor/Director of Operations, United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama
  12. September 2006 – December 2007, Group Superintendent, 341st Operations Group, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana
  13. January 2008 to present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

NATO Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kuwait Liberation Medal, Government of Kuwait

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1995  Icelandic Defense Force, Keflavik Naval Air Station Iceland, Athlete of the Year

2000  Commandant’s Award, United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy

2001 HQ USAFE Logistics Group Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award  

2002  United States Air Forces in Europe First Sergeant of the Year

2003  Spirit of the Chief Award, United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy

2004  United States Air Force First Sergeant of the Year

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman First Class   May 15, 1984                                             Technical Sergeant   May 1, 1995
Senior Airman   March 16, 1986                                                 Master Sergeant   June 1, 1999
Sergeant    March 1, 1987                                                         Senior Master Sergeant   December 1, 2003

Staff Sergeant    October 1, 1989                                               Chief Master Sergeant   November 1, 2006

 

 

 

 

Chief Ricky Price Biography