Sergeant Chris L. Kennedy is the Bomber Directorates Senior Enlisted Leader and a member of the B-21 Systems Program Office (SPO), Low Observables Team. He advises Directorate leadership on the enlisted force matters and advises B-21 senior leadership on decisions concerning Low Observables maintenance and sustainment for one of the Air Force’s top priorities.

Sergeant Kennedy graduated basic training, Lackland AFB, in 2003. Upon completion he served as a Aircraft Structural Maintenance Jorneyman on C-130 and F-15 aircraft before cross training into Low Observable Maintenance for F-22’s at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. He was then assigned as a shift Supervisor at Holloman AFB, New Mexico in charge of the Signatures Assessment Section statusing and scheduling F-22 aircraft for maintenance. Sergeant Kennedy then became a Quality Assurance Inspector for the 49th Maintenance Group executing maintenance inspections for 1,400 assigned personnel. After changing duty stations in 2014, he was selected to become the Section Chief at Tyndall AFB, Florida leading a section of 155 personnel in the management of F-22 Low Observable Maintenance for 56 assigned aircraft over two squadrons. During this time he also led deployment of 35 personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before being selected to fulfill his current duties at Wright Patterson AFB.


2008 Airmen Leadership School, Elmendorf AFB, AK
2012 Associate’s Degree in Airframe Repair Technologies, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Joint PME Correspondence Course
2015 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keelser AFB
2016 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management, University Maryland University College
2016 Professional Managers Certification Correspondence Course
2020 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex-Maxwell AFB, AL
2020 Lifecycle Logistics & Acquisitions Level l II Certification, Defense Acquisitions University


1. Oct 2003-Dec 2003, Trainee, 325th Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. Dec 2003-May 2004, Student, 361st Student Training Squadron, Pensacola NAS, Florida
3. May 2004-May 2007, ASM Journeyman, 3rd Maintenance Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. May 2007-May2010, LO Journeyman, 3rd Maintenance Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
5. May 2010-Jan 2012, LO Craftsman, 49th Maintenance Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
6. Jan 2012-May 2013, QA Inspector, 49th Maintenance Group, Holloman AFB New Mexico
7. May 2014-Sep 2018, LO Section Chief, 325th Maintenance Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida
8. Sep 2018-Present, LO Logistics Superintendent, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center


Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters


2008 General Leo Marquez Jr. Enlisted Award, 3rd Maintenance Group
2012 General Leo Marquez NCO Award, 49th Maintenance Squadron
2015 NCO of the Year, 325th Maintenance Group
2016 Lance P. Sijan NCO Award, 325th Maintenance Group
2017 Maintenance Professional SNCO of the Year Award, 325th Maintenance Group
2019 SNCO Logistics Technical Specialist of the Year, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
2021 SNCO Logistics Technical Specialist of the Year, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
2022 SNCO Special Access Programs Logistician of the Year, Air Force Material Command


Airman Basic 21 Oct 2003
Airman First Class 5 Dec 2003
Senior Airman 5 Apr 2006
Staff Sergeant 1 Feb 2009
Technical Sergeant 1 May 2013
Master Sergeant 1 April 2017
Senior Master Sergeant 1 October 2021

(Current as of May 2023)