Chief Master Sergeant Jennifer A. Cirricione

Chief Master Sergeant Jennifer A. Cirricione serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), headquartered at Arnold AFB, Tennessee. Chief Cirricione advises the AEDC Commander on issues pertaining to operations, readiness, morale, as well as issues regarding good order and discipline. AEDC employs more than 3,000 military, civilian, and contractor personnel comprising more than 68 aerospace test facilities across eight states. With facilities at Arnold Air Force Base in middle Tennessee, and operating locations at Ames Research Center, Mountain View and Edwards AFB, California; Peterson AFB, Colorado; Eglin AFB, Florida; the Federal Research Center at White Oak, Maryland; Holloman AFB, Kirtland AFB, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Hill AFB Utah, 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.

Chief Cirricione entered the Air Force in February 1997.  She completed technical training as a Survival Equipment Apprentice at Sheppard AFB, Texas and has served in various Survival Equipment and Aircrew Flight Equipment positions throughout her career.  She has also served as a First Sergeant for multiple units to include Medical Group, Security Forces Squadron, Mission Support Group, and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Prior to her current assignment, Chief Cirricione was the Superintendent of the 54th Fighter Group at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

2002   Airmen Leadership School, Kirtland AFB, NM
2007   CCAF Associates Degree, Fabrication and Parachutes, Community College of the Air Force
2009   Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kirtland AFB, NM
2009   Advanced Parachute Riggers Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
2012   CCAF Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2012   USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL 
2013   USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL
2013   CCAF Associates Degree, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2014   Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Human Resource Management, Southwestern College, KS
2018   Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL
2019   Generations & Conflict Management Course, Boise State University, ID

1.    February 1997 - April 1997, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2.    April 1997 - July 1997, Student, Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3.    August 1997 - June 2006, Survival Equipment Technician, 58th Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
4.    June 2006 - September 2007, Fabrication Flight Training Monitor, 58th Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
5.    October 2007 - August 2009, NCOIC, Aircrew Flight Equipment, 58th Operations Support Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
6.    August 2009 - February 2010, NCOIC, Aircrew Flight Equipment Flightline, 58th Operations Support Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
7.    March 2010 – March 2012, Superintendent, Aircrew Flight Equipment, 47th Operations Support Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas
8.    March 2012 - October 2012, Acting First Sergeant, 47th Medical Group and Wing Staff, Laughlin AFB, Texas
9.    November 2012 - September 2013, First Sergeant, 47th Security Forces Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas
10.  September 2013 - August 2014, First Sergeant, 47th Mission Support Group, Laughlin AFB, Texas
11.  August 2014 - December 2015, First Sergeant, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Edwards AFB, California
12.  December 2015 - July 2016, Superintendent Aircrew Flight Equipment, 366th Operations Support Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
13.  July 2016 – April 2019, Superintendent, 366th Operations Group, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
14.  April 2019 – July 2020, Superintendent, 366th Fighter Wing Air Staff, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
15.  July 2020 – August 2021, Superintendent, 54th Fighter Group, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
16.  August 2021 – Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, Tennessee

Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Special Duty

2001  58th Maintenance Squadron Airman Maintenance Professional of the Year
2007  AETC Aircrew Flight Equipment Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2010  47th Flying Training Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, Jul - Sep
2011  47th Flying Training Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, Jul - Sep
2011  47th Operations Group Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2013  47th Flying Training Wing First Sergeant of the Year
2014  412th Maintenance Group First Sergeant of the Year

Chief Master Sergeant July 2017

(Current as of Nov 2021)