Meet the First Sergeants Series: Cooley

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Melissa Estévez
  • 477th Fighter Group Public Affairs

Master Sgt. Kyle Cooley is the resilience first sergeant for the entire 477th Fighter Group.


Q: What led you to join the Air Force Reserve?

A:  I wanted to stay in Alaska while continuing to serve in the Air Force.


Q: What was your previous assignment? Where do you claim as your hometown?

A:  I was previously the 477th Fighter Group’s Development and Training flight chief and before that I was part of the 3rd Munitions Squadron here at JBER.  For my hometown I claim Athens, Ohio.


Q: What is your favorite Air Force memory?

A:  My deployment to Africa.


Q: What is your favorite part about being a first sergeant?

A:  So far, it’s getting out there and meeting all the folks in our unit.


Q: What can 477th Airmen expect from you?

A:  That I will work as hard as I can every day to serve you.


Q: What advice do you have for them?

A:  Make sure you take time to take care of yourself and take care of each other.


Q: What do you look forward to the most?

A:  Hopefully making a difference in people’s lives.


Q: Who is your hero and why?

A:  It would have to be my dad, he worked 16-hour days all the time to give our family a good life.


Q: When can Airmen contact you? Where do they contact you?

A: They can contact me 24/7 at the following numbers:

DSN: 551-4777

Duty Cell: 907-382-3694