United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

Official Seal of the Department of Defense

Chief Master Sergeant W. Allen Usry

Command Senior Enlisted Leader (USNORAD/USNORTHCOM)
9-11 Memorial

Chief Master Sergeant  W.  Allen  Usry

Chief Master Sergeant W. Allen Usry is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO. He is the principal advisor to the commander on all enlisted matters. His responsibilities include providing the commander with the enlisted perspective on strategic vision, goals and objectives, theater security cooperation, and enlisted professional development. He mentors senior enlisted leaders throughout the headquarters, component commands and JTFs. He coordinates with headquarters staff agencies, commanders, and senior enlisted personnel on matters pertaining to the command’s mission, vision, core values, commander’s intent and enlisted utilization.

The chief enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1982, serving as an embarkation specialist and platoon sergeant before leaving the Marines in July 1988. He enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard in August 1988 where he served as a fire protection specialist until 1994. Since that time he has served in a variety of positions including serving as an instructor and course director at the U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Command Chief Master Seargent for the Continental U.S. NORAD Region – First Air Force (Air Force Northern).

EDUCATION
1986 Marine Corps Noncommissioned Officer Course, Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan
1994 Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
1997 Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
1997 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2000 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, AL
2000 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2000 Associate in applied science degree, fire science, Community College of the Air Force
2000 Associate in applied science degree, personnel administration, Community College of the Air Force
2001 Associate in applied science degree, instructor of technology and military science, Community College of the Air Force
2003 Air Force Senior Leaders Course, Center for Creative Leadership, San Diego, CA
2005 Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, AL
2005 Keystone, National Defense University, Ft. Leslie J. McNair, Washington, DC
2006 Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, PA
2007 AFSO21 Executive Leadership Seminar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2009 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1982-December 1982, United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
2. January 1983-February 1983, Embarkation Specialist School, Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA
3. March 1983-June 1984, embarkation specialist, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA
4. June 1984-July 1988, embarkation specialist/platoon sergeant, 3rd Landing Support Battalion, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan
5. August 1988-June 1994, fire protection specialist, 138th Civil Engineer Squadron, 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Tulsa, OK
6. June 1994-March 2000, first sergeant, 138th Civil Engineer Squadron, 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Tulsa, OK
7. June 1997-March 2000, Prime Beef manager (technician/AGR), 138th Civil Engineer Squadron, 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Tulsa, OK
8. March 2000-May 2001, instructor / Air National Guard course director, U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
9. May 2001-June 2005, Air National Guard first sergeant functional manager, U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
10. June 2005-May 2009, Command Chief Master Sergeant, CONR-1AF (AFNORTH), Tyndall AFB, FL
11. June 2009-Present, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, NORAD and United States Northern Command, Peterson AFB, CO

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
AF Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device and 20 year hourglass
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three bronze stars
Louisiana Emergency Service Ribbon (Hurricane Katrina)
Oklahoma Alfred P. Murrah Service Medal – Oklahoma City Bombing (Search and Recovery)
Oklahoma Desert Storm Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
John L. Levitow Award, USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, 2000
First Sergeant of the Year, Oklahoma Air National Guard, 1998, 1999, 2000
Academic Excellence Award, NCOA Correspondence Course, 1994
Academic Excellence Award, USAF Crash Fire Rescue Course, 1992
Honor Graduate, USAF Fire Protection Specialist Course, 1988

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant - May 18, 2003
(Current as of Aug 2010)



Additional Links

Stay Connected