Chief Master Sgt. Edward J. Stefik is the Command Chief of the 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York. CMSgt 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 580 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, CMSgt Stefik has served as part of the Foreign Army Training Command and the Coalition Military Assistance and Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Baghdad, Iraq. Where he conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Additionally, CMSgt Stefik has worked with multi-national forces in Bahrain and South Africa. He has also served in the Republic of South Korea for joint exercises Key Resolve. CMSgt Stefik was 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. CMSgt Stefik has participated in domestic operations exercise, Vigilant Guard where he worked in support of domestic joint services and civilian authorities. Prior to his current position, the Command Chief was the superintendent of logistics and operations for the 107 SFS.
CMSgt Stefik is employed by the New York State Police as a State Trooper. There he specializes as a Master Diver for the Underwater Recovery Team, Senior Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Rifleman/Observer for the Special Operations Response Team.
1990 Initial Entry Training & Advanced Individual Training, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
1992 Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, N.Y.
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, Buffalo, N.Y.
2000 Army Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Phase I, Camp Smith, N.Y.
2000 Army Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Phase II, Camp Grafton, N.D.
2004 Army Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Camp Smith, N.Y.
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 Master Sergeant Executive Course, Andrews AFB, Md.
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
1. 1989-1991, Combat Engineer, 3/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
2. 1991-1993, Squad Leader, Company E, 3/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Niagara Falls, NY
3. 1993-2003, Platoon Sergeant, Acting Training NCO, 2/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Buffalo, N.Y.
4. 2003-2004, Aide-de-Camp, HHC, Command Group, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y.
5. 2004, Personal Security Detail NCOIC. Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Multi National Transitional Command – Iraq, Phoenix Base, Baghdad, Iraq
6. 2004-2005, Plans and Operations NCO, HHC, G-3, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y.
7. 2008-2010, Squad Leader 107th Security Forces Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.
8. 2010-2015, Stan-Eval NCOIC, 107 SFS, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
9. 2012, Flight Sgt., N.Y. Air National Guard, USAFCENT BIAS12, Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain
10. 2013, SNCO of Joint Protection (FP) Cell, 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea
11. 2014, Team Leader, South African Combat Arms Competition, AFRICOM, South Africa
12. 2015-2017, Superintendent Logistics & Operations, 107 SFS, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
13. 2017, Command Chief, 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Citation
Air Reserve Forces Merit Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Army Combat Action Badge
Air Force Excellence in Competition Badge, Pistol (Bronze)
South African Defense Force Expert Qualification Badge
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
2004 Inducted into US Army Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMAC) FORSCOM
2009 107th Airlift Wing, “Senior NCO of the Half”
2010 N.Y. State, MSgt Joseph Longobardo Award for Excellence in Combat Marksmanship
2010 The Adjutant General’s Overall Individual Champion, N.Y. State Combat Arms Match “Novice”
2013 The Adjutant General’s Overall Individual Champion, N.Y. State Combat Arms Match “Open”
2014 107th Airlift Wing, “Senior NCO of the Half”
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Private (E-2) Nov. 28, 1989
Private First Class Nov. 1, 1990
Corporal Oct. 1, 1991
Sergeant June 1, 1992
Staff Sergeant Oct. 1, 1998
Sergeant First Class July 16, 2003
Master Sergeant Oct. 27, 2008
Senior Master Sergeant March 14, 2014
Chief Master Sergeant June 2, 2016
(Current as of March 2018)