CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT EDWARD J STEFIK

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Chief Master Sgt. Edward J. Stefik is the command chief of the 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY Stefik advises the wing commander and their staff on all matters influencing mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale and welfare of the more than 500 assigned enlisted personnel. Additionally, he disseminates commander policies to all levels of the enlisted force.  

 

CMSgt Stefik enlisted in the Army in 1989 and served as a combat engineer until his honorable discharge in 2005. After a brief break in service he entered the New York Air National Guard, joining the 107th Security Forces Squadron in 2008. During his career, Stefik has served as part of the Foreign Army Training Command and the Coalition Military Assistance and Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, and conducted combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

 

Additionally, CMSgt Stefik has also worked with multi-national forces during joint exercises in the Republic of South Korea (KEY RESOLVE), Bahrain and South Africa. He has been assigned to the Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command, and Joint Task Force as the NCOIC of Detainee Movement Operations, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in direct support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and FREEDOM SENTINAL. Stefik has also participated in domestic exercise, VIGILIANT GUARD where he worked in support of domestic joint services and civilian authorities.  Prior to his current position, the chief was the superintendent of logistics and operations for the 107th SFS.

 

EDUCATION

 

1992     Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Niagara County Community College, NY

1993     Army Drill Sergeant School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

1994     Primary Leadership Development Course, Region 1, NCO Academy, Fort Indian Town Gap, Pa.

1996     Bachelors of Science, Sociology, State University at Buffalo, NY

2000     Army Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Phase I, Camp Smith, NY

2000     Army Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Phase II, Camp Grafton, N.D.
2004     Army Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Camp Smith, NY

2010     Air Force Security Forces Journeyman, (non-residence) Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas

2011     Air Force Security Forces Craftsman, Phase 1, Lackland AFB, Texas, by correspondence

2013     Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013     Air Force Security Forces Craftsman, Lackland AFB, Texas

2014     Senior Enlisted Joint PME, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA.
2015     Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase 1 Course

2016     Chief Executive Course, Andrews AFB, M.D.

2016     Joint Force HQ/Joint Task Force Staff Training Course, (JSTC12) NORAD & USNORTHCOM

2017     Community College of the Air Force, Criminal Justice

2017     Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Knowledge Online

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1989-1991 Combat Engineer, 3/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Niagara Falls, NY

1991-1993 Squad Leader, Company E, 3/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Niagara Falls, NY   

1993-2003 Platoon Sergeant, Acting Training NCO, 2/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Buffalo, NY

2003-2004 Aide-de-Camp, HHC, Command Group, 98th Division, Rochester, NY

2004          Personal Security Detail NCOIC. Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Multi National               
                  Transitional Command – Iraq, Phoenix Base, Baghdad, Iraq

2004-2005 Plans and Operations NCO, HHC, G-3, 98th Division, Rochester, NY

2008-2010 Squad Leader, 107th Security Forces Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY

2010-2015 Stan-Eval NCOIC, 107th SFS, Niagara Falls ARS, NY

2012          Flight Sgt., NY Air National Guard, USAFCENT BIAS12, Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain

2013          SNCO of Joint Protection (FP) Cell, 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea

2014          Team Leader, South African Combat Arms Competition, AFRICOM, South Africa

2015-2017 Superintendent Logistics & Operations, 107th SFS, Niagara Falls ARS, NY

2017          Command Chief, 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls ARS, NY

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal  

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf cluster

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Citation

Air Reserve Forces Merit Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four oak leaf cluster

Army Combat Action Badge 

South African Defense Force Expert Qualification Badge

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1991 3/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 98th Division, “Soldier of the Year

1995 2nd Brigade, 98th Division, “Drill Sergeant of the Year”

2003 2/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 98th Division, “NCO of the Year”

2003 2nd Brigade, 98th Division. “NCO of the Year”        

2003 Army 98th Division, “NCO of the Year

2004 Recipient of the Army Engineer Regt., Bronze Order of the De Fleury Medal

2009 107th Airlift Wing, “Senior NCO of the Half”

2010 NY State, MSgt Joseph Longobardo Award for Excellence in Combat Marksmanship

2010 The Adjutant General’s Overall Individual Champion, NY State Combat Arms Match “Novice”

2013 The Adjutant General’s Overall Individual Champion, NY State Combat Arms Match “Open”

2014 107thAirlift Wing, “Senior NCO of the Half”

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Army Engineer Association

Association of the United States Army

American Legion

Cold War Veterans Association

U.S. Army Audie Murphy Club

American Association of State Troopers

National Eagle Scouts Association

VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 (Judge Advocate)

NY State Tactical Officers Assoc.

Niagara County Police & Judges Association

Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association

Divers Alert Network

 

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant, 02 June 2016             

 

(Current as of September 2017)