|CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JAMES R "JIM" HOEFS|
Chief Master Sergeant James R. Hoefs is the Command Chief for the 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.
As the Command Chief, he advises the commander on matters impacting the enlisted force such as proper utilization of personnel, quality of enlisted leadership, management/supervisor training, operations tempo and quality of life. Further, Chief Hoefs is responsible for monitoring compliance with Air National Guard and Air Force standards including those standards governing conduct, performance, appearance, and professional military education. He serves on advisory councils and works to insure a close relationship with the local community. Chief Hoefs maintains a liaison between the wing commander and enlisted force and staff members, and communicates with the wing commander on problems, concerns, morale and attitudes of the enlisted force. Also, Chief Hoefs serves as the functional manager for assigned 140th Wing first sergeants and performs other duties as outlined and directed by the 140th Wing Commander.
Born in Valentine Nebraska, Chief Hoefs began his military career by enlisting in the United States Air Force in May of 1982. In November of 1996 Chief Hoefs joined the Colorado Air National Guard, and also serves as the Colorado Air National Guard State Partnership Program Action Officer for Air with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon for NCO Development. His extensive background since 1982 includes a variety of positions within Security Forces and the 140th Wing such as president of the Colorado Air National Guard Chiefs Council, Security Forces Manager, Superintendent, Training Manager, Exercise Evaluation Team Leader, and member of the Standards and Evaluations team.
1983 Basic Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
1983 Security Police Academy, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
1987 Airman Leadership Course, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
1990 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course.
2004 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course.
2009 Chief Master Sergeant Executive Course, Washington D.C.
2010 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1. January 1983 - March 1983, Student, Basic Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX.
2. April 1983 - June 1983, Student, Security Police Academy, Lackland Air Force Base, TX.
3. June 1983 - July 1984, Flight Line Security Specialist, RAF Alconbury, UK.
4. July 1984 - June 1985, Armorer, RAF Alconbury, UK.
5. August 1985 - August 1989, Missile Field Security, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY.
6. September 1989 - March 1990, Joint Task Force Bravo, Palmerola Air Base, Honduras, C. A.
7. April 1990 - December 1992, Wing Security Controller, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY.
8. November 1996 - March 2002, Installation Security, Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO.
9. April 2002 - December 2005, Training Manager, Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO.
10. January 2006 - September 2008, Superintendent, Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO.
11. October 2008 - November 2012, Security Forces Manager, Greeley Air National Guard Station, CO.
12. December 2012 - Present, Command Chief for the 140th Wing, Buckley AFB, CO
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Good Conduct Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism - Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Award
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with "M" Device)
Air Force NCO PME Ribbon (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Small Arms Expert Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class March 1983
Senior Airman March 1985
Sergeant March 1988
Staff Sergeant November 1996
Technical Sergeant November 2000
Master Sergeant October 2003
Senior Master Sergeant February 2006
Chief Master Sergeant May 2009
Updated Dec 2012