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COMMAND CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT

Chief Master Sergeant Jamie L. Newman is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is the senior enlisted leader on matters influencing the combat readiness, health, welfare, morale, effective utilization and quality of life for more than 26,000 people working at 77 locations and 12 wing/ wing-equivalent organizations, to include the host installations at Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio and Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts.
 

Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy.

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE

CMSgt Joanne BassChief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. She serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 600,000 Total Force Airmen. Chief Bass is the 19th chief master sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position.

SMSGT BENJAMIN SEEKELL - AFLCMC FIRST SGT.

SMSgt Benjamin G Seekell is the First Sergeant for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He provides leadership for over 60 CONUS and OCONUS units while serving 28,000 military, civilian, and contractor personnel.  Furthermore, he advises the commander on the health, morale, welfare, esprit de corps, mentoring, career progression, recognition, safety, and discipline of all assigned members. He also coordinates crisis resolutions with local referral agencies and makes quality recommendations  for all annual performance reports, decorations, promotions, retraining and assignment actions. 
 

AFLCMC 101

 
  • The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is one of six centers reporting to the Air Force Materiel Command. 
  • Led by a 3-star general officer, AFLCMC is charged with life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems from their inception to retirement.
  • The AFLCMC mission:  "Acquire and Support War-Winning Capabilities"
  • The AFLCMC motto: "AFLCMC - providing what warfighters need, when they need it!
  • More than 26,000 individuals support the AFLCMC mission

AFLCMC AIRMAN OF THE MONTH

SrA Johnathon Hones working in the fieldJune 2022 - Meet SrA Johnathon Jones

Unit: 788 Civil Engineer Squadron

SrA Jones is an EOD Training Planner.

What is something your proud of within your AF career? 

I am proud of my deployment to Niger where I served as an Air Advisor to Nigerian soldiers teaching counter-IED skills.  

Why did you join the military 

I joined because I wasn’t happy with where I was at in my life and I needed change. It was the best decision I ever made. 

What attributes do you like to see in a leader? 

A strong attribute that I believe any leader should have is the willingness to get their hands dirty and join in tasks that their subordinates do. I believe this technique works especially well because we operate as a team effort and not as individuals.   

What is the most difficult part of being a leader? 

Even on your bad days, you are expected to be the one that others ask for advice and direction.  A small mistake can cause the loss of respect among subordinates and peers.  

What is a leader’s best asset? 

A leader’s best asset is their knowledge and experience. They should know a lot and if they don’t know, be able to find the way. 

What motivates you? How do you motivate a team? 

The leaders that I currently have in my career.  I am able to pick aspects of them that I think are exemplary and embody those actions and be the leader that they want me to become. 

What are some struggles you have faced with Covid-19? How have you overcome them? 

The lack of in-person time with teammates has been a struggle. There is a bond that forms when unit members are able to be with one another in the shop and the pandemic stressed those bonds exponentially. We scheduled training that had to be done in-person at every possible moment to overcome that distance.   

 How have you stayed connected to your work center in a virtual environment?  

Staying plugged in the virtual environment is difficult and severely limited given the hands-on nature of being an effective emergency responder and EOD technician.  We had meetings virtually as well as group chats that helped to bridge the gap on knowledge based learning. 

ARTICLES FROM THE FIRST SERGEANT

AIRMAN OF THE MONTH - ARCHIVE

Learn about previously featured "Airmen of the Month," starting in March 2022

PODCASTS FOCUSING ON ENLISTED LIFE AND CAREERS

First Sergeant recalls the power of words
 

Enlisted teams keeps ammo flowing
 

"First Shirts" discuss supporting their teams


Learning about professional military education opportunities for enlisted Airmen:
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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AFLCMC/CCC Command CMSgt
aflcmc.ccc.command.cmsgt@us.af.mil