CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT ROBERT E. DOBSON

Chief Master Sergeant Robert Dobson is the 127th Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant. In this role he serves as the Wing's senior enlisted leader. Chief Dobson is the commander's enlisted expert and an integral member of the organization's leadership team. He is responsible for the channel of communication from the wing commander to all enlisted members.

Chief Dobson enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1984. He began his military career as a Chapel Management Specialist assigned to McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. Upon completion of his active duty commitment in 1987, Chief Dobson joined the New York Air National Guard as an Information Management Specialist serving at both Stewart Air National Guard Base and the New York State Headquarters. He joined the Michigan Air National Guard in 1996.

In 2001, Chief Master Sergeant Dobson was assigned to the position of Human Resources Advisor to the 127th Wing Commander. In 2002, Chief Dobson completed a Masters of Business Administration degree in Global Management through the University of Phoenix. He has leveraged his civilian business experience and education in leading major Wing projects including development of the Wing's Force Management Plan and the first Wing-wide Junior Leadership Symposium. Formerly, Chief Dobson served as the Michigan Air National Guard State Human Resources Advisor assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters, Lansing, Michigan. In this role he advised the State's command leadership on issues leading to the enhancement of the organization's culture; promoting opportunities for all Air National Guard members to maximize their potential for success without regard to their demographic differences.

EDUCATION
1994 Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies, Regents College, Albany, NY
1998 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
1999 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2004 Master of Business Administration degree, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

CERTIFICATIONS
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), Society of Human Resources Managers

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1984 - October 1987, chapel management specialist, McGuire AFB, NJ
2. October 1987 - August 1988, administrative specialist, 105th MAW, Stewart ANGB, NY
3. August 1988 - April 1996, administrative management technician, New York ANG Hqs, Latham, NY
4. April 1996 - January 2001, information management technician, 127th Spt Group, Selfridge ANGB, MI
5. January 2001 - July 2006, Wing Human Resources Advisor, 127th WG, Selfridge ANGB, MI
6. July 2006 - October 2010, State Human Resources Advisor, JFHQs, Lansing, MI
7. October 2010 - February 2011, Career Development Program Manager, 110th AW, Battle Creek ANGB, MI
8. February 2011 - present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 127th WG, Selfridge ANGB, MI

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal w/1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal w/1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal w/ 6 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Michigan Distinguished Service Medal
Michigan Broadsword Service Medal w/ 2 oak leaf clusters
New York Long and Faithful Service Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
TSgt January 1, 1992
MSgt January 1, 1999
SMSgt April 1, 2001
CMSgt September 1, 2003
(Current as of June 2011)