Chief Master Sergeant Christopher Easter is the Command Chief, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the senior enlisted leader of more than 3,100 personnel, Chief Easter advises the commander on all matters related to morale, quality of life, discipline, assignments, training, readiness, professional development, and effective utilization of all personnel. With four groups, four directorates, and 18 squadrons, NASIC is the Air Force's analysis center for foreign air, space, and specialized intelligence. NASIC provides a broad range of tailored, integrated assessments, products, and services to joint operational forces, national policymakers, and the acquisition community.
Chief Easter enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in September 1990 as a KC-10 Crew Chief and later cross-trained into the intelligence career field in December 2004. He has multiple deployments in support of Operations Provide Comfort, Restore Hope, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Deliberate Force, Deny Flight, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn as well as Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.
Prior to his current assignment, Chief Easter served as the Superintendent of the 365th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
1995 Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, Calif.
2005 Honor Graduate, Operations Intel School, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2006 Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Distinguished Graduate, USAF NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2007 Associate Degree in Communications Applications, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 USAF Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course
2012 Senior Noncomissioned Officer Academy by correspondence, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2014 Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Studies, American Military University, Charles Town, W.Va.
2014 Professional Management Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Senior Enlisted Intelligence Master Skills Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas 2016 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Randolph AFB, Texas 2017 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Advanced Project Management Certificate, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
1. September – October 1990, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. October – December 1990, Aircraft Maintenance Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB,
3. January 1991 – March 1991, student, KC-10A Field Training Detachment, March AFB, Calif.
4. March 1991 – October 1994, KC-10A Flying Crew Chief, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
5. August 1994 – October 1997, KC-10A Crew Chief, Travis AFB, Calif.
6. October 1997 – October 2000, KC-135R Crew Chief, McConnell AFB, Kansas
7. October 2000 – September 2003, KC-135R Crew Chief, Republic of Singapore Air Force Peace Guardian Program, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
8. September 2003 – December 2004, KC-135R Maintenance Instructor, McConnell AFB, Kansas
9. December 2004 – May 2005, student, Intelligence Operations School, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
10. May 2005 – August 2006, NCOIC Targeting Branch, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
11. August 2006 – August 2007, NCOIC Joint Targeting, NATO Command, Izmir, Turkey
12. August 2007 – February 2010, Superintendent, ISR Operations Center, Air Force ISR Agency (AFISRA), Lackland AFB, Texas
13. February 2010 – September 2010, Superintendent, Operations Exercises, AFISRA, Lackland
AFB, Texas 14.
14. September 2010 – December 2012, Manager, Intelligence Analyst, Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center, Edwards AFB, Calif.
15. December 2012 – November 2014, Operations Superintendent, 432d Operations Support Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev.
16. November 2014 – September 2015, Superintendent, 547th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
17. May 20015 – July 2017, Chief Enlisted Manager, 365th ISR Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
17. July 2017 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
AF Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
AF Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
AF Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with two oak leave clusters
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
2003 384th Air Expeditionary Wing NCO of the Month (January)
2006 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2006 480th Intelligence Wing NCO of the Quarter
2007 CC Air Izmir Operations NCO of the Year
2011 AFOTEC Det 5 SNCO of the Year
2012 CFSOCC SNCO of the Month (May)
2013 432 OG Hunter of the Quarter (2d & 3d)
2013 432 WG SNCO of the Year
DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Airman Basic Sep. 7, 1990
Airman March 7, 1991
Airman First Class Jan. 7, 1992
Senior Airman Sep. 7, 1993
Staff Sergeant Sep. 1, 2000
Technical Sergeant April 1, 2005
Master Sergeant July 1, 2008
Senior Master Sergeant Sep. 1, 2012
Chief Master Sergeant Oct. 1, 2015
(Current as of October 2017)