Chief Master Sergeant James “Jimmy” Burmeister is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Reserve Command's 349th Air Mobility Wing located at Travis Air Force Base, California. As Command Chief Master Sergeant, he is responsible for advising the commander on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of the largest Air Force Reserve Associate Wing in the nation.
Chief Burmeister is a native of Roseville, Calif. He began his enlistment in the Air Force in December 1993. He has served on several statuses to include Active Duty, Drill Status Guardsman, Traditional Reservist and Individual Mobilization Augmentee. Chief Burmeister has been activated and mobilized to Baghdad in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Before assuming his current position, he served as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. In his civilian capacity, Chief Burmeister owns and operates an electrical engineering firm employing twenty-three professionals. Chief Burmeister also maintains a second business as a joint venture in the Operations and Maintenance of a Hydro-Electric Power Plant in the Northern California Foothills.
Satellite & Wideband Communications Equipment Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
Standard Installation Practices Training
Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, correspondence
Bachelor of Science, Information Technology, University of Phoenix
Associate of Science, Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
USAF NCO Academy, correspondence
USAF Senior NCO Academy, correspondence
Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course
AFRC Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course
Reserve Component National Security Course
Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University North Carolina Chapel Hill
Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Correspondence Course
Continued Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense & Business, Alexandria, Va.
December 1993 – August 1994, Student, Satellite & Wideband Communications School, Keesler
Air Force Base, Miss.
August 1994 – August 1996, Wideband Communications Apprentice, 36th Comm. Squadron,
Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
August 1996 – April 1997, Wideband Communications Journeyman, 750th Comm. Squadron,
Onizuka Air Force Station, Calif.
April 1997 – March 2003, Wideband Comm. Craftsman, 216th Engineering Installation Squadron,
March 2003 – September 2003, Team Chief, 447th Expeditionary Comm. Squadron, Camp Sather, Baghdad, Iraq
February 2005 – August 2007, Military Training Leader, 366th Training Squadron, Sheppard Air
Force Base, Texas
July 2011 – January 2013, First Sergeant, 701st Combat Operations Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
8. January 2013 – February 2015, Squadron Superintendent, 701st Combat Operations Squadron,
March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
February 2015 – November 2016, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Command Chief, 24th
Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
November 2016 – January 2019, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Command Chief, Air
Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
January 2019 - present, command chief master sergeant, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
December 2, 1993
Airman First Class:
October 2, 1994
December 2, 1996
May 1, 1999
April 10, 2003
April 1, 2008
Senior Master Sergeant:
January 1, 2011
Chief Master Sergeant:
October 1, 2015
(Current as of January 2019)