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Chief Master Sergeant James R. Hoefs is the Wing Command Chief for the 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.  He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership and is the principle advisor to the Commander of the 140th Wing.  He also monitors compliance with Air National Guard and Air Force standards including those standards governing conduct, performance, appearance, professional military education, and serves as the functional manager for the 140th Wing First Sergeants.  Chief Hoefs is responsible for matters influencing the health, morale, welfare and professional development of more than 1,500 Colorado Air National Guard members.

Chief Hoefs entered the Air Force in 1983 and served as a Security Police member.  His extensive background includes joint force protection planning, training manager, exercise and evaluation team leader, and security operations in support of deployed, medical and humanitarian operations. He has participated in operation GOLDEN PHEASANT, supporting national interests in Central America.  After 10 years of active duty, he separated to fulfill roles in various management and leadership positions within the private sector.  In 1996, Chief Hoefs joined the Colorado Air National Guard as a Security Forces member and was instrumental in the development of security and convoy requirements supporting the Air National Guard's first ever, mobile space warning mission. He participated in operation NOBLE EAGLE, and went on to serve as an action officer for the Colorado Air National Guard State Partnership Program with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on NCO development.  Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Hoefs served as the Security Forces Manager, 137th Space Warning Squadron (Air Force Space Command), and President, Colorado Air National Guard Chiefs Council. 

1983 Security Police Academy, Lackland AFB, TX
1987 Airman Leadership Course, Francis E. Warren AFB, WY
1990 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Ellsworth AFB, SD
1990 Base and Installation Security System Course, Lackland AFB, TX
1999 Special Weapons and Tactics School, Camp Pendleton, CA
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course
2004 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course
2005 FEMA Exercise Design Course, Golden, CO
2009 ANG Diversity Champions Course, Buckley AFB, CO
2009 ANG Chief Master Sergeant Executive Course, Washington D.C.
2010 Army Corp of Engineers, Protective Design Security Engineering Course, Colorado Springs, CO
2010 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, AL
2013 ANG Command Chief Orientation Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2014 Middle East and South West Asia Foreign Policy Seminar, Washington, D.C.
2014   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Joint Forces Staff College, VA

1.  April 1983 - June 1983, Student, Security Police Academy, Lackland AFB, TX
2.  June 1983 - July 1985, 10th Security Police Squadron, RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom
3.  August 1985 - August 1989, 88th Missile Security Squadron, Francis E. Warren AFB, WY
4.  September 1989 - March 1990, Joint Task Force Bravo, Palmerola Air Base, Honduras, C.A.
5.  April 1990 - December 1992, 90th Security Police Group, Francis E. Warren AFB, WY
6.  November 1996 - December 2012, 137th Security Forces, Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO
7.  January 2013 - Present, Command Chief, 140th Wing, Buckley AFB, CO

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and one oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Award
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device

Colorado Achievement Ribbon
Colorado Active Service Medal
Colorado The Adjutant General Outstanding Unit Citation
Colorado Long Service Medal with one device
Colorado State Emergency Service Ribbon
Colorado Foreign Deployment Service Ribbon

Enlisted Association of the National Guard, Active
National Guard Association of Colorado, Active

Airman First Class, 30 March 1983
Senior Airman, 30 March 1985
Sergeant, 30 March 1988
Staff Sergeant, 07 November 1996
Technical Sergeant, 19 November 2000
Master Sergeant, 05 October 2003
Senior Master Sergeant, 12 February 2006
Chief Master Sergeant, 03 May 2009

(Current as of Dec 2014)

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