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Master Sergeant MATTHEW G. ADELMAN

MSgt Matthew G. Adelman is the First Sergeant, Headquarters, Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Sergeant Adelman serves as the commander’s focal point for monitoring the health, welfare, discipline, and morale of the unit’s more than 28,000 total force Airmen, civilians, and contractors. He also serves as the commander’s principal advisor on quality force actions and mentors Airmen assigned to the unit on career progression, education, retraining, retention, retirement, and separation programs. Sergeant Adelman is the commander’s focal point for crisis intervention and champions several medical recovery and support programs. Additionally, he acts as the unit representative on a myriad of advisory, disciplinary, and support boards for two Command Chief Master Sergeants and several military and family support agencies. Finally, as an expeditionary leader, he ensures personnel comply with Air Force and organizational policies, sustaining a mission ready force for the commander. 

Sergeant Adelman entered the Air Force in July 2006 and is from Portsmouth, Virginia. His diverse assignments include leading Airmen at various levels in support of tactical, cargo, refueling, attack, surveillance, and bomber aircraft for both nuclear and conventional forces as well as acquisition forces. 
Sergeant Adelman has deployed five times while supporting the Drug Enforcement Agency’s counter-drug interdiction operations in Honduras as well as contingency deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, and most recently, The Balkan Peninsula supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, ATLANTIC RESOLVE, and ENDURING FREEDOM-JUNIPER SHIELD. 


2007 Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Apprentice Course, Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas 
2010 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base Charleston, SC 
2010 AGE Craftsman Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas 
2012 Associate in Applied Science, AGE Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ga. 
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I, National Defense University, Washington, D.C., by correspondence 
2016 Noncommissioned Officer Academy Intermediate Leadership Experience, Kapun Air Station, Germany 
2020 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science: Environmental Technology and Management, American Military University, Charles Town, W Va. 
2021 United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ga. 


1. July 2006–August 2006, Basic Trainee, 326th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas 
August 2006–February 2007, Student, 361st Training Squadron, Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Apprentice, Sheppard AFB, Texas 
2. February 2007–January 2013, AGE Craftsman, 437th Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, SC (August 2008–January 2009, AGE Journeyman, Operations IRAQI FREEDOM & ENDURING FREEDOM, 447th Expeditionary Operations 
Support Squadron, Camp Sather, Iraq; March 2012–May 2012, AGE Craftsman, Joint Task Force Bravo, 612th Air Base Squadron, Soto Cano Air Base (AB), Honduras) 
3. January 2013–February 2014 AGE Craftsman, 51st Maintenance Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea 
4. February 2014–December 2015, AGE Production Support Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), 31st Maintenance Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy (April 2015–November 2015, AGE Craftsman, Operations ENDURING FREEDOM & FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, 445th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan) 
5. December 2015–March 2018 Quality Assurance Inspector, 31st Maintenance Group, Aviano AB, Italy 
6. March 2018–March 2020, AGE Flight Production Superintendent, 2d Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La. (March 2019–April 2019, Squadron Superintendent, Bomber Task Force, 2d Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Forces (RAF) Fairford, United Kingdom) 
7. March 2020–January 2021, First Sergeant, 2d Civil Engineer Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La. 
8. January 2021–December 2022, First Sergeant, 88th Medical Group & 88th Healthcare Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh. (June 2022–November 2022, First Sergeant, Operations ATLANTIC RESOLVE & JUNIPER SHIELD, 324th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy) (November 2022–December 2022, First Sergeant, Operations ATLANTIC RESOLVE & JUNIPER SHIELD, 371st Expeditionary Air Base Squadron and 717th Expeditionary Attack Squadron, Larissa Hellenic Air Force Base, Greece) 
9. January 2023–current, First Sergeant, Headquarters Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh. 


Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters 
Air and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster 


2010 Senior Airman Below the Zone, Joint Base (JB) Charleston, SC 
2012 Squadron Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, JB Charleston, SC 
2022 Group First Sergeant of the Year, Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh 


Airman First Class, 5 July 2006 
Senior Airman, 5 May 2008 
Staff Sergeant, 1 May 2010 
Technical Sergeant, 1 July 2014 
Master Sergeant, 1 March 2018 

(Current as of January 2023)