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Chief Master Sergeant EDWARD A. RAMIREZ

Chief Master Sgt. Edward A. Ramirez is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 512th Airlift Wing, an associate Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. He is the senior noncommissioned officer responsible for the 1,650-person organization, which supports Air Mobility Command’s worldwide airlift mission, operating C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. As the command chief master sergeant, he is responsible for advising the commander on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness,training, utilization and the health, morale and welfare of wing personnel.


Chief Ramirez enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1988, beginning his career as a C-5 loadmaster. Chief Ramirez has served and supported numerous contingencies, including operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Restore Hope, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and humanitarian missions, including Joint Task Forces Rita and Katrina and most recently Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

1990 NCO Orientation Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
1994 AFRC NCO Leadership and Development Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
1999 NCO Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1999 Associate of Applied Science, Aircrew Operations, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 U.S. Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, by correspondence
2012 Combat Aircrew Tactics Studies-Mobility Electronic Combat Officer Course, Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo.
2016 Reserve Component National Security Course, Fort McNair, Washingon, D.C.
2016 Bachelor in Applied Science degree in justice administration, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course II, by correspondence
2019 Master of Arts, Criminal Justice, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas


1. December 1988 – June 1994, C-5 Galaxy Loadmaster, 68th Airlift Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. June 1994 – April 2006, C-5 Galaxy Instructor Loadmaster, 68th Airlift Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. April 2006 – June 2012, C-5 Aircraft Formal Training Unit Instructor Loadmaster, 356th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
4. June 2012 – April 2014, Loadmaster Tactician, 433rd Operations Support Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
5. April 2014 – December 2019, Superintendent, 433rd Operations Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
6. January 2020 – Present, Command Chief, 512th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.


Rating: loadmaster
Flight Hours: more than 4,100
Aircraft: C-5A, C-5B, C-5M


Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
AF Commendation Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
AF Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star
AF Overseas Ribbon, Short Tour
AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
AF Longevity Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two ‘M’ devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait


2004 Community Service Award for Valor, 433d AW


(Current as of June 2022)