Chief Master Sergeant ANDREA M. GOSA

CMSgt Andrea M. Gosa is the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. CMSgt Gosa is responsible for the effective management and utilization of over 300 airmen across seven squadrons. Additionally, she advises the commander on matters concerning the health, morale, welfare, discipline, career progression, recognition, mission readiness and professional development.

CMSgt Gosa grew up in Kansas, Alabama, Germany and finally Illinois where she enlisted in the Air Force September of 2003 as an Emergency Management journeymen in Civil Engineer with the 932d Airlift Wing. She attended the Readiness Journeyman Technical School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, graduating March 2004. She supported Enduring Freedom at Scott AFB filling in for her active duty counter parts from 2004-2006. SMSgt Gosa later transitioned to the 73d Airlift Squadron as a Special Missions Flight Attendant on C-9C’s and Boeing Business Jet C-40Cs (737s) accumulating over 3000 flying hours including over 160 combat hours. In 2017 SMSgt Gosa was hired in the 477th Maintenance Squadron as their First Sergeant. In 2020, SMSgt Gosa deployed as the First Sergeant for the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel where she supported more than 300 Security Forces Airmen.

In addition to her military service, SMSgt Gosa has 16 years of government and investigatory experience. She is currently serving as an Aviation Safety Inspector for the Department of Transportation in Alaska. She received her certificate of Aviation Safety Investigator (ASI) from the Transportation Safety Institute in 2016. 


2005 Airman Leadership School, Scott Air Force Base (AFB), IL 

2007 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 

2012 Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Parks University, Scott AFB, IL

2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2013 Masters in Business Management and Leadership, Webster University, Scott AFB, IL 

2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Development Course, Scott AFB, IL

2018 Associates in Applied Science degree in Aviation Operations, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 

2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, by correspondence

2018 Associates in Applied Science degree in Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


  1. September 2003- January 2006, Disaster Preparedness, 932d Airlift Wing, Scott Air Force Base (AFB), IL

(October 2004- March 2005, Disaster preparedness, 375th Civil Engineers, Scott AFB, IL)

  1. January 2006- September 2009, C-40C Flight Attendant, 73d Airlift Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
  2. September 2009- October 2014, C-40C Flight Attendant, Training and Development NCOIC, 73d Airlift Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
  3. October 2014-- September 2009, C-40C Flight Attendant, 73d Airlift Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
  4. September 2017- November 2019, First Sergeant, 477th MXS, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska
  5. November 2019- July 2020, First Sergeant, 477th FSS, AMDF, FG Staff, 302d, JBER, Alaska

(July 2020- February 2021, First Sergeant, 386th ESFS, Ali Al Salem Air Base (AB), Kuwait)

  1. November 2022- Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 477th Fighter Group, JBER, Alaska



Rating: Senior Enlisted Aircrew

Flight Hours: more than 3000

Aircraft Flown: KC-10, C-9C and C-40C


Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air and Space Commendation Medal

Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Combat Readiness Medal

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters

Armed Forces Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one hourglass device and two ‘M’ devices



2012 932d Airlift Wing NCO of the Quarter

2013 932d Airlift Wing NCO of the Year

2014 PEP Promotion to Master Sergeant

2021 477th FG First Sergeant of the Year