Chief Master Sergeant Rachel L. Landegent

Chief Master Sergeant Rachel L. Landegent

State Command Chief Master Sergeant

Chief Master Sgt. Rachel L. Landegent is the State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Arizona Air National Guard, Papago Park Military Reservation, Phoenix, Arizona.  She represents the highest level of enlisted leadership and serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander of the Arizona Air National Guard.  Chief Landegent is responsible for matters influencing the readiness, health, morale, welfare, and professional development of more than 2500 Arizona Air Guard members.

 

Chief Landegent enlisted in the Air National Guard in March 2000.  Her duty assignments include bases in Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Arizona as a first sergeant, the Arizona Counterdrug Task Force Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of J3 Operations, and Mission Support Group Superintendent.  In 2008, Chief Landegent deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as the Noncommissioned Officer In Charge of Morale, Welfare and Recreation. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership. Prior to being selected as State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Arizona Air National Guard, Chief Landegent was the State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

 

EDUCATION

2000   Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

2000   USAF/USN Consolidated Food Service Apprentice Technical School, Lackland AFB, Texas

2002   AssociateofAppliedScience, Management, Western Iowa Technical Institute, Sioux City

2003   Bachelor of Science, Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.

2004   Airmen Leadership Course, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.

2009   Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2009   Associates of Applied Science, Fitness, Recreation and Services Management, CCAF, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.

 

2009   United State Air Force Fitness Specialist Course, Lackland AFB, Texas

2012   Principles of Instruction, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

2013   Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2014   Associates of Applied Science Degree in Human Resource Management, CCAF, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala. 

2014   First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.

2015   Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Phase I, by correspondence

2015   Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.

2015   Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2015   Professional Managers Certification, CCAF, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala. 

2018   Senior Enlisted Joint PME II Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2019   Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

2020   Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

2020   Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Phase II, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

2020   Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, N. C.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. March 2000-April 2004, Recreation Specialist, Services Flight, 185thAir Refueling Wing, Sioux City, Iowa
  2.  May 2004-September 2010, Unit Training Manager, Force Support Squadron, 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls, S.D.
  3. May 2009-June 2009, Recreation NCOIC, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan
  4. October 2010-October 2011, Services Craftsman, Force Support Squadron, 137th ARW, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  5. November 2011-March 2014, Readiness NCOIC, Force Support Squadron, 161st ARW, Phoenix, Ariz.
  6.  April 2014-December 2015, First Sergeant, Mission Support Group, 161st ARW, Phoenix, Ariz.
  7. January 2016-April 2019, First Sergeant, Wing Staff and Operations Group, 161st ARW, Phoenix, Ariz.
  8. April 2019-February 2020, Group Superintendent, Mission Support Group, 161st ARW, Phoenix, Ariz.
  9. March 2020-December 2020, State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
  10. January 2021-Present, State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Arizona Air National Guard, Papago Park Military Reservation, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

NATO Medal

STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Arizona Airman of the Year Ribbon with oak leaf cluster

Arizona Service Ribbon

Arizona First Sergeant Award

Iowa Leadership Ribbon with Torch

Iowa National Guard State Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster

South Dakota National Guard Service

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2000   Air Force Distinguished Honor Graduate USAF/USN Consolidated Services Technical School

2009   First Sergeant Council Diamond Sharp Airmen of the Year

2012   Force Support Sharp Troop of the Year

2014   Mission Support Group Performer of the Year

2015   161stARW First Sergeant of the Year

2016   161stARW First Sergeant of the Year

2018   161stARW First Sergeant of the Year

2019   Region 7 First Sergeant of the Year

2019   Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year

 EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman First Class March 02, 2000

Senior Airman Oct. 1, 200

Staff Sergeant March 2, 2004

Technical Sergeant Jan. 26, 2011

Master Sergeant Nov. 02, 2013

Senior Master Sergeant July 09, 2016

Chief Master Sergeant April 18, 2019

 

(Current as of January 2021)