SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT CHARLES W. HOYT

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Senior Master Sgt. Charles Hoyt is the Senior Enlisted Leader for Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The Complex employs more than 3,000 people and comprises more than 55 aerospace test facilities across six states. With facilities at Arnold Air Force Base in middle Tennessee and operating locations at the Federal Research Center at White Oak near Silver Spring, Md.; at Ames Research Center, in Mountain View, Calif.; Edwards AFB, Calif.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Holloman AFB, Kirtland AFB and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, AEDC offers a suite of test capabilities to simulate speed, temperature, pressure and other parameters over a wide range to meet the needs of aerospace system developers. The test facilities simulate flight from subsonic to hypersonic speeds at altitudes from sea level to space. All NASA manned spacecraft and every high performance aircraft, missile, most space launch systems and many military satellites in use by the Department of Defense today have been tested at the Complex.

As Senior Enlisted Leader, SMSgt. Hoyt advises the commander on training, readiness, effective utilization and development of all Airmen. He ensures Airmen understand and execute the commander's policies. Additionally, he maintains relationships with local civilian community leaders. He also provides recommendations to the Complex division Chiefs and key staff members on behalf of the enlisted force at Arnold AFB.

 

Senior Master Sgt. Hoyt grew up in Weymouth, Mass., and entered the Air Force in April 1992. He has held numerous leadership positions in the Aerospace Propulsion career field, served as a squadron Production Superintendent, and served as an additional duty First Sergeant. He has been stationed in Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, England, New Mexico, Texas, as has been deployed to Spain, Italy, Poland, and Qatar. Prior to his assignment at Arnold AFB, he was the Accessories Flight Superintendent for the Component Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas. He assumed his current position on Sept. 21, 2015.

EDUCATION
1992 - Basic Military Training Institute, Lackland AFB, Texas
1992 - Technical Training, Aerospace Propulsion, Chanute AFB, Ill.
1996 - Airman Leadership School, Charles AFB, S.C.
2006 - Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun AFB, Germany
2009 - USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence
2010 - Associate in Applied Science Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2012 - Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS/DEPLOYMENTS
1. Aug 92 - Mar 94, Jet Engine Mechanic, 644th Bomber Squadron, K.I. Sawyer AFB, Mich.
(Sep 93 - Dec 93 Jet Engine Journeyman Moron Air Base, Spain)
2. Mar 94 - Nov 99, Aerospace Propulsion System Craftsman, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
(Mar 99 - Jul 99 Aerospace Propulsion System Craftsman, Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Italy)
3. Nov 99 - Nov 02, Aerospace Propulsion System Craftsman, 48th Component Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, UK
4. Nov 02 - Aug 05, Aerospace Propulsion System Lead Technician, 522nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Cannon AFB, N.M.
5. Aug 05 - Sep 07, Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance Production Superintendent, 48th CMS, RAF Lakenheath, UK (Jan 08 - Jul 08, Deployed Centralized Repair Facility Crew Chief, UK)
6. Sep 07 - Sep 09 Small Gas Section Chief, 48th CMS, RAF Lakenheath, UK
(Dec 07 - Feb 07 Aerospace Propulsion Trainer Polish Air Force JEIM section)
(Feb 09 - Jul 09 Aerospace Propulsion Trainer Polish Air Force)
7. Sep 09 - Apr 09 JEIM Assistant Section Chief, 48th CMS, RAF Lakenheath, UK
8. Apr 09 - Aug 10, Squadron Production Superintendent, 48th CMS, RAF Lakenheath, UK
9. Aug 10 - May 11, Engine Management Section Chief, 7th Maintenance Operation Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
10. May 11 - Jun 13, Squadron Lead Production Superintendent, 7th CMS, Dyess AFB, Texas
11. Jun 13 - May 15, B-1 Specialist Section Superintendent, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
(Jun 14 - Feb 15), NCOIC/First Sergeant, 9th Expeditionary Maintenance Unit, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Al Udeid AB, Doha, Qatar)
12. May 15 - Sep 15, Accessories Flight Superintendent, 7th CMS, Dyess AFB, TX
13. Sep 15 - Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, TN

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award with a bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and three bronze clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and three bronze oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2004    27th Fighter Wing Maintenance Professional of the Year
2005    27th Fighter Wing NCO of the Quarter/27th Maintenance Group Lance P. Sijan
2006    48th Fighter Wing Leo Marquez Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2008    48th Maintenance Group Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2011    7th MOS Leo Marquez Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2012    7th CMS Lew Allen Production Superintendent of the Year
2013    7th Bomber Wing/Team Dyess, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter
2014    379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Senior Master Sergeant August 2013

(Current as of July 2016)