Major Naomi M. Ballard

Major Naomi M. Ballard is the 477th Maintenance Squadron commander. She leads more than 60 personnel across nine different Air Force Specialty Codes providing off-aircraft maintenance support for the F-22 Raptors stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Her previous assignment was as the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's Operations Officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where she was responsible for the oversight, management, scheduling, and training of more than 170 personnel made up of Air Reserve Technicians, Traditional Reservists, and civilians in six AFSCs performing maintenance on 40 C-17A Globemaster III aircraft valued at $14.7 billion. 

Maj. Ballard entered the U.S. Air Force in 2011 after graduating from the US Air Force Academy. She served in both MAF and CAF units, deployed in support of Operation DEEP FREEZE and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and spent two years as the director of maintenance for the PEACE CARVIN V security assistance program working with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. After serving over seven years of active duty, Ballard transitioned to the Air Force Reserve and pursue a civilian career in the airline industry. While she is not serving as a TR, she works as a station duty manager for Horizon Air. 

2011   Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2016   Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2017   Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership, Brandman University, Irvine, Calif.

1. July 2011 – July 2013, Assistant AMU OIC, 62d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
2. July 2013 – Aug. 2014, Maintenance Flight Commander, 62d Maintenance Squadron, Joint BLM, Wash.
3. Aug. 2014 – May 2015, Fabrication Flight Commander, 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho
4. May 2015 – Apr. 2016, Operations Officer, 366th Component Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
5. Apr. – Oct. 2016, Operations Officer, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
6. Nov. 2016 – Sept. 2018, Director of Maintenance, 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
7. Oct. 2018 – Dec. 2020, AMU OIC, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, JBLM, Wash.
8. Jan. 2021 – June 2021, Operations Officer, 446th Maintenance Squadron, JBLM, Wash.
9. July 2021 – Mar. 2022, Squadron Commander (interim), 927th Maintenance Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
10. July 2021 – Aug. 2022, Operations Officer, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, JBLM, Wash.
11. Aug. 2022 – Present, 477th Maintenance Squadron Commander, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

Air Force Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters