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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT EDWARD J STEFIK

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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT EDWARD J. STEFIK

Chief Master Sgt. Edward J. Stefik is the Command Chief of the 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY. 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 600 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 exercise, VIGILIANT 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, Boat Operator, Senior Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Rifleman/Observer for the Special Operations Response Team.

Education

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

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

2000  Army Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Phase II, Camp Grafton, ND 2004 Army Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Camp Smith, NY

2010 Air Force Security Forces Journeyman, (non-residence) Lackland, Air Force Base, TX 2011 Air Force Security Forces Craftsman, Phase 1, Lackland AFB, TX, by correspondence 2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2013 Air Force Security Forces Craftsman, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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

2018 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. 2018 Contemporary Base Issues Course, 153 AW, WY ANG, Cheyenne, WY

2018 Command Chief Orientation Course, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

2019 MQ-9 Reaper Introduction, 82nd Training Wing, 372 TRS, Detachment 28. Hancock Field, Syracuse, NY 2019 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute For Defense & Business, Chapel Hill, NC

2019 Emotional Intelligence (EI/EQ),107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls ARS, NY

 

Assignments

  1. 1989-1991 Combat Engineer, 3/390th Combat Engineer Battalion, Niagara Falls, NY
  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, NY
  4. 2003-2004 Aide-de-Camp, HHC, Command Group, 98th Division, Rochester, NY
  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, NY
  7. 2008-2010 Squad Leader 107th Security Forces Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY
  8. 2010-2015 Stan-Eval NCOIC, 107th Security Forces Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, NY
  9. 2012 - Flight Sergeant., NY 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, NY
  13. 2017 - Command Chief, 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls ARS, NY

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 three 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 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 Mar 14, 2014

Chief Master Sergeant June 2, 2016 (Current as of April 2020)