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Chief Master Sergeant Neverley R. Wake is the Group Superintendent, 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. She is the senior enlisted leader for 300 professional men and women on matters concerning morale, welfare, and readiness. Chief Wake advocates commander’s direction and policies and advises on operational effectiveness of the enlisted workforce. She is responsible for the professional development and proper utilization of enlisted Airmen in Alaska's only Reserve unit and AFRC’s first F-22 associate unit, providing a combat air power under the Total Force Enterprise concept.

CMSgt Wake enlisted in the Air Force Delayed Enlistment Program in January 1983, after graduating from Enterprise High School in Redding, California. She served nine years on active duty, performing in a wide variety of communication-computer systems operations, supervisory, and analysis positions at several facilities in Germany and California. Chief Wake resumed her military career by joining the Air Force Reserve in 2005 and completed emergency management technical training in 2007. Traditional reserve and individual mobilization augmentee assignments include various roles in emergency planning, response, CBRN defense training, command and control, and intelligence operations. She has served in direct support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and over two years on home-station backfill in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Prior to assuming her current position, CMSgt Wake served as the Inspections Superintendent, 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.


2005     Associate of Arts in Journalism, Shasta College, Redding, CA
2010     Associate of Applied Sciences in Emergency Management, Community College of the Air Force 2010       USAF Incident Management Course, March ARB, CA
2011     Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course, Air University
2012     Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management, American Military University
2013     Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University
2014     USAF Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course 2016 USN Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, RI
2016     HQ Air Force/Reserve Orientation Course, the Pentagon, Washington D.C.
2017     Civil Engineer Superintendent Course, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH  
2017     AFRC Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins AFB, GA


1.  Apr 1983-Jun 1983, Student, Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2.  Jun 1983-Aug 1983, Student, Technical Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3.  Sep 1983-Mar 1988, Telecommunication Center Supervisor, 1964th Communications Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
4.  Mar 1988-Aug 1992, Base Communications Center Supervisor, 1883rd Communications Squadron/ 9th Communications Squadron, Beale AFB, California
5.  Mar 2007-Oct 2009, Emergency Management Flight, 349th Civil Engineer Squadron, Travis AFB, California
6.  Nov 2009-Oct 2013, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Superintendent, Readiness & Emergency Management Flight, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, Travis AFB, California
7.  Nov 2013-Sep 2015, Wing Inspections Superintendent, 940th Wing, Beale AFB, California
8.  Sep 2015-Mar 2018, Inspections Superintendent, 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska


Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leave clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze device
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze device
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal


1990  John L. Levitow Award, NCO Leadership School
1991  9th Communications Squadron NCO of the Year
2007  Top Graduate, Emergency Management Apprentice Course
2012  Undergraduate of the Year, American Public University System
2016  Academic Achievement Award/Chief Petty Officer Inductee, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy
2017  STEP II promotion to Chief Master Sergeant


Airman Basic                                             25 April 1983
Airman                                                  25 October 1983
Airman First Class                                     25 April 1984
Senior Airman                                            25 April 1986
Sergeant                                                      1 April 1987
Staff Sergeant                                        1 January 1988
Technical Sergeant                                      1 June 2009
Master Sergeant                                      1 October 2011
Senior Master Sergeant                          1 January 2015
Chief Master Sergeant                            1 October 2017

(Current as of April 2018)