Chief Master Sergeant Marques J. Neal is the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Alabama. He serves as the principle senior enlisted leader and advisor to the Program Executive Officer on all matters influencing the health, morale, welfare, training, readiness, professional development, quality of life and effective utilization of more than 2,100 military and civilian employees. He supports Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Gunter and personnel at three bases throughout the United States with a total funding of $1.025 billion. The organization acquires, operates and sustains operational support information technology systems for the Air Force and the Department of Defense.

Chief Neal entered the Air Force in October 1995. After Basic Military Training, he received his Aircraft Armament Systems technical training from Sheppard Air Force Base and graduated in April 1996. His background includes a diverse construct, to include positions as Weapons Standardization Superintendent, Total Force Integration Detachment Superintendent, Aircraft Maintenance Production Superintendent, Weapons Section Chief, Weapons Expediter, Quality Assurance Inspector, and Aircraft Armament Craftsman. His assignments include bases in South Carolina, Florida, the Republic of Korea, Germany, South Burlington Vermont and Idaho. Chief Neal has deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ODYSSEY DAWN, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s RESOLUTE SUPPORT.


2000 Airman Leadership School, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
2007 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2010 Air Combat Command Production Superintendent Course, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
2011 Senior Noncommissioned Academy, by correspondence
2011 Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education by correspondence
2015 Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Management, University of Maryland University College
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, by correspondence
2019 Generations and Conflict Management Course, Boise State University, Idaho
2020 Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset, Arbinger Institute, Shaw AFB, S.C.
2020 Developing and Implementing Outward Leadership, Arbinger Institute, Shaw AFB, S.C.
2020 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


1. October 1995–December 1995, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. December 1995–April 1996, Student, Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. April 1996–June 1998, Armament Flight Maintenance Crew Member, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C. (September 1996–February 1997, Armament Flight Crew Member, 4404th Wing, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
4. July 1998–July 1999, 36th Combat Armament Support Team Member, 51st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
5. July 1999–December 2001, Armament Flight Support Section NCOIC, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
6. January 2002–January 2005, F-16 Weapons Load Crew Chief and Weapons Expediter, Jan 2005–Jan 2008, Weapons Quality Assurance Inspector, Eglin AFB, Fla.
7. February 2008–February 2009, Weapons Quality Assurance Inspector, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
8. February 2009–December 2013, Weapons Expediter, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (May 2009–Sept 2009, 332dExpeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Balad AB, Iraq. (March 2011–April 2011, NCOIC Weapons Section, Aviano AB, Italy. (May 2011–September 2011, Production Superintendent, 332d Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Balad AB, Iraq). NCOIC Weapons Section, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 480th Production Superintendent, 52dMaintenance Group, Spangdahlem AB, Germany. (April 2013–September 2013, Production Superintendent, 451Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan)
9. December 2013–December 2015, 134th Detachment Superintendent, 495th Fighter Group, South Burlington, Vt.
10. December 2015–July 2016, Weapons Standardization Superintendent, 366th Maintenance Group, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
11. August 2016–May 2019, Armament Flight Chief, 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.(October 2017–April 2018, Armament Flight Chief/Maintenance Superintendent, 455th Expeditionary Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan)
12. May 2019–December 2019, Wing Weapons Manager, 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
13. December 2019–April 2022, Wing Weapons Manager, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C.
14. April 2022–October 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
15. October 2022–Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, Business and Enterprise System Directorate, Maxwell AFB–Gunter Annex, Ala.


Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster


2000 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2003 Lt Gen Leo Marquez Munitions/Missile Maintenance Supervisor of the Year, 46th Test Wing 2007 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2008 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 46th Test Wing
2012 DoD Outreach (IMAGE) Meritorious Service Award, 52d Fighter Wing 2013 Ground Safety Award, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing
2015 Cum Laude Graduate, University of Maryland


Chief Master Sergeant April 1, 2019

(Current as of December 2021)