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CMSgt Command Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Jenkins


Chief Jenkins entered military service in June 1988 and was assigned to the 165th Mission Support Squadron as a Personnel Specialist. After deploying to Saudi Arabia in 1993, Chief Jenkins was selected to be a production recruiter from November 1993 to September 2010. Chief Jenkins was selected the 165th Force Support Squadron Superintendent from October 2010 to January 2014. CMSgt Jenkins was then selected as the 165th Force Support Squadron Superintendent where he served until appointment to  Wing Command Chief in September 2016.



1990 Personnel Support for Contingency Operations (PERSCO), Kessler AFB, MS

1991 NCO Preparatory Course, Travis Field, GA

1997 USAF NCO Academy

1998 Bachelors of Arts Degree, Human Resource, Saint Leo University, St Leo, FL

2001 USAF Senior NCO Academy

2001 Recruiting Enhancement and Advertising  (REAW), Megee Tyson ANGB, TN

2001 Master of Business Administration, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2008 Government Purchase Card Training, Travis Field, GA

2012 Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments (DCAPES), Scott AFB, IL



July—1988-Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

August—1988-Personnel Specialist, 165th MSS, Garden City, GA

November 1993—USAF Recruiting School, Lackland AFB, TX

December 1993—Production Recruiter, 165th FSS, Garden City, GA

October 2010—Personnel Superintendent, 165th FSS, Garden City, GA

January 2014—Superintendent, 165th FSS, Garden City, GA

September 2016—Command Chief, 165th AW, Garden City, GA



Meritorious Service Medal with Device

Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Devices

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 3 Devices

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 7 Devices

National Defense Service Medal with 1 Device

Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Device

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Air Force Longevity Service with 5 Device

Air Force Recruiter Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 M Devices

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon



Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States

Savannah Association of Flying Guardsmen

Air Force Sergeants Association



2013 SNCO of the 2nd Quarter, 165th Airlift Wing

2013 Outstanding Airman of the Year, Savannah Chamber of Commerce



Chief Master Sergeant, 11 February 2014