Chief Master Sergeant Kimberly L. Lord

Chief Master Sgt. Kimberly L. Lord is the Command Chief, 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. She advises the commander on matters concerning the health, morale, welfare and effective utilization of enlisted members within the wing. She also serves as the commander's representative to numerous military and civilian committees, councils and boards

Chief Lord entered active duty in 1987. She graduated from the Aircraft Armament Specialist Course in February 1988, and was assigned to the Royal Air Force, Lakenheath, United Kingdom where she worked duties from the flight line to the weapons standardization division. She left active duty Air Force in 1990 and re-entered in 2002 as a command post specialist in the Air Force Reserve.

Chief Lord has deployed to Germany, France and Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, JOINT GUARDIAN, JOINT FORGE and INHERENT RESOLVE. She has served as a First Sergeant and Direct Report Unit Senior Enlisted Leader. Prior to assuming her current position, Chief Lord was the Command Chief, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.

2004 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Leadership and Development Course, Charleston AFB, S.C.
2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Associate of Applied Science, Emergency Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Associate of Applied Science, Human Resource Management/Personnel Administration, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Bachelors of Science, Environmental Studies, Ashford University, San Diego, Calif.
2017 Professional Managers Certification, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Air Force Reserve Command Chief Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2018 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, N.C.
2018 Continuous Process Improvement Green Belt Practitioner, Little Rock AFB. Ark.
2018 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Command Chief Leadership Course, Arlington, Va.
2020 Global/Regional Course - Europe and South Asia, Alan L. Freed Associates, Inc,. Washington, D.C.
2021 Masters of Science, Management, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, N.H.
2021 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
2022 Leading Strategically Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2022 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Requirements, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. September 1987 - November 1987, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. November 1987 - February 1988, Student, Aircraft Armament Specialist Couse, Lowery AFB, Colo.
3. March 1988 - January 1990, Aircraft Armament Specialist, 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force, Lakenheath, UK
4. October 2002 - August 2006, Command Post Controller, 916th Air Refueling Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
[October 2004 - January 2005, Command Post Controller, 726th Air Mobility Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany]
5. September 2006 - May 2010, Wing Operations Center Controller, 315th Operational Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
[September 2006 - July 2008, Command Post Controller, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.]
[November 2008 - July 2009, Command Post Controller, 437 AW, Charleston AFB, S.C.]
6. June 2010 - May 2014, Command Post Controller, 440 AW, Pope Field, N.C.
7. June 2014 - April 2015, First Sergeant, 913th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
8. May 2015 - September 2017, First Sergeant, 913th Maintenance Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark. [January 2017 - August 2017, First Sergeant, 387th Air Expeditionary Group, Southwest Asia]
9. September 2017 – March 2020, Group Superintendent, 913th Airlift Group, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
10. March 2020 - June 2022 Command Chief, 934 AW, Minneapolis-St. Paul International ARS, Minn.
11. June 2022 - Present, Command Chief Master Sgt., 302 AW, Peterson SFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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

Senior Airman Aug. 22, 2003
Staff Sergeant March 1, 2005
Technical Sergeant Nov. 1, 2007
Master Sergeant Nov. 1, 2009
Senior Master Sergeant July 1, 2015
Chief Master Sergeant Nov. 1, 2017

(Current as of February 2023)