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CHIEF MASTER SGT. SHELLEY R. COHEN

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Chief Master Sergeant Shelley Cohen is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. She advises the commander on matters influencing the health, morale, welfare and effective utilization of more than 1,700 reserve enlisted members within the wing.  She also serves as the Commander’s Representative to numerous committees, councils, boards, military and civilian functions.

 

Chief Cohen enlisted in the Air Force on April 17, 1991.  Upon completion of basic military training and Traffic Management technical training at Sheppard AFB, Texas, she was assigned to the 86th Transportation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  In 1999, she transferred from Active Duty to the Air Force Reserve Command and ultimately became a First Sergeant in 2007.  Chief Cohen has served in the U.S. Air Forces Europe, Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and the Air Force Reserve Command.  Her record includes permanent assignments to Germany and Louisiana and she has supported Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom with multiple deployments both in her primary Air Force Specialty Code and as a First Sergeant. 

 

In her civilian career Chief Cohen is the Chief for the Shipment Distribution Center with the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Barksdale.

 

EDUCATION

1995       Airman Leadership School, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

2003       NCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama

2005       USAF SNCO Academy Course 14, by correspondence

2007       USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2010       Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, National Defense University, by correspondence

2011       Associate Degree in Business Administration and Transportation Management, Community College of the Air Force

2011       Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force

2012       USAF SNCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.            April 1991 – May 1991, Basic Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2.            May 1991 – August 1991, Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB, Texas

3.            August 1991 – September 1994 – Passenger Travel/Personal Property Specialist, 86th Transportation Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

4.            September 1994 – April 1998, Traffic Management Specialist, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

5.            February 1999 – October 2005, Air Freight Packer, 917th Transportation Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

6.            October 2005 – August 2007, Traffic Management Flight Chief, 917th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

7.            August 2007 – December 2009, First Sergeant, 917th Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

8.            December 2009 – February 2016, First Sergeant, 307th RED HORSE Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

9.            February 2016 – Present, command chief, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Purple Heart

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, three oak leaf clusters

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, one oak leaf cluster

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman Basic April 17, 1991

Airman October 17, 1991

Airman First Class August 17, 1992

Senior Airman October 17, 1993

Staff Sergeant June 1, 1997

Technical Sergeant March 1, 2001

Master Sergeant January 1, 2006

Senior Master Sergeant July 1, 2010

Chief Master Sergeant February 1, 2016

 

(Current as of February 2016)