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MASTER SGT JOSEPH P. BARRY


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Master Sergeant Joseph P. Barry is the first sergeant, 734th Air Mobility Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Master Sergeant Barry it the advisor to the commander on enlisted issues for 260 unit personnel The 734th AMS is one of six Air Mobility Squadrons in the Pacific theater and is responsible for directing Air Mobility Control Centers, Aerial Port Operations, Aircraft Maintenance and Forward Supply Support. The 734th AMS reports to the 715th Air Mobility Group at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

EDUCATION:
1989 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York
1999 Associate Degree, Aircrew Operations, CCAF
2001 Associate Degree, Instructor in Technology, CCAF
2002 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2002 Associate Degree, Aviation Safety, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
2003 Bachelor of Science Degree-Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
2004 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence Course 12
2004 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. March 1986 - November 1989, KC-135 Assistant Crew Chief/Maintenance Team Member, 416th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York
2. December 1989 - March 1994, In-flight Refueling System Operator, KC-135R, 384th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
3. April 1994 - March 1995, Wing Flight Scheduler/Instructor In-fight Refueling Systems Operator, 22d Operations Support Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
4. April 1995 - March 1998, Functional Check Flight Boom Operator, Defense Contract Management Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Wichita, Kansas
5. April 1998 - January 1999, Central Combat Training School Instructor Boom Operator, 54th Air Refueling Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
6. February 1999 - January 2000, Assistant Flight Superintendent/Central Combat Training School Standardization Evaluation, 55th Air Refueling Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
7. February 2000 - January 2002, Central Flight Instructor Course/Central Combat Training School Standardization and Evaluation Boom Operator, 54th Air Refueling Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
8. February 2002 - August 2004, NCOIC Air Refueling Scheduling/Central Flight
Instructor Course/Central Combat Training School Instructor Boom Operator, 97th Operations Support Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
9. September 2004 - April 2006, First Sergeant, 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
10. May 2006- July 2006, First Sergeant, 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
11. Aug 2006-Present 734th First Sergeant, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

DEPLOYMENTS:
1. 1990, In-flight Refueling Specialist, European Tanker Task Force
2. 1992, In-flight Refueling Specialist, Desert Calm
3. 1993, In-flight Refueling Specialist, Operation Provide Comfort, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
4. 1994, In-flight Refueling Specialist, Operation Southern Watch, Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia
5. 1995, In-flight Refueling Specialist, Capstone'95

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Position: In-flight Refueling Specialist, Aug 1990 - Aug 2004
Hours: 2,690
Aircraft: KC-135R, and T-Models

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal 2 oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal 3 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal 2 oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal with 6 silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman June 1987
Airman First Class April 1988
Senior Airman June 1989
Staff Sergeant March 1994
Technical Sergeant February 2001
Master Sergeant June 2004

Current as of June 2006




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