Roberson, Russell Dwayne, 1stSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant (E-8)
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
10090-First Sergeant
Current/Last AFSC Group
Special Identifiers
Primary Unit
1986-1989, 4450th Tactical Group
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
60134-Apprentice Packaging Specialist
60154-Packaging Specialist
60174-Packaging Supervisor
60291-Traffic Management Superintendent
Service Years
1968 - 1989
First Sergeant (E-8)

 Official Badges 

Tactical Air Command Military Airlift Command Pacific Air Forces United States Air Forces Europe




 Unofficial Badges 

First Sergeant US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary




 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)DLI Alumni Association (DLIAA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Civil Air PatrolAir Force Together We Served
  1972, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, DLI Alumni Association (DLIAA)
  1995, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Assoc. Page
  2001, American Legion - Assoc. Page
  2001, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) - Assoc. Page
  2006, Civil Air Patrol - Assoc. Page
  2017, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]


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BIOGRAPHY
 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
4450TH AGS/First Sergeant, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada                                                                
  First Sergeant (E-8)   157 kb
  
Senior Master Sergeant Russell D. Roberson was First Sergeant of the 4450th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Tonopah Test Range, NV.  As the First Sergeant, he maintains a liaison between the squadron commander and the enlisted force assigned to the 4450th AGS.  Sergeant Roberson advises the commander on enlisted force issues and maintains a constant vigilance on matters affecting the health, morale, and welfare of the force. The 4450th mission involves the test and development of the F-117 Stealth Fighter. The USAF acknowledged the existence of the F-117 in October, 1988.
 
He graduated from Gaffney High School, Gaffney, South Carolina in 1968.  He entered the Air Force in 1968, and has held a variety of management positions in the Logistics career field before becoming a First Sergeant.
 
               
EDUCATION:
NCO Leadership School (Correspondence)- 1972
NCO Academy, Robins AFB, GA-1976
First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL -1981
Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL-1988
Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Al
Eastern Washington University, Charleston AFB, SC
St. Phillips College, San Antonio, Tx
 
 
 
 
ASSIGNMENTS:
 
  1. 3708 BMTS, LACKLAND AFB, TX          SEPT 1968
  2. 832ND TRANSPORTATION SQ, CANNON AFB, NM       OCT 68-JUN 69
  3. TUSLOG DET 3-2, SAMSUN AS, TURKEY        JUN 69-MAR 70
  4. TUSLOG DET 94, KARAMURSEL CDI, TURKEY     MAR 70-JAN 71
  5. 6940TH TRAINING WING, GOODFELLOW AFB, TX    JAN 71-APR 72
  6. 363RD TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, SHAW AFB, SC    APR 72-JUN 74
  7. 474TH TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, TAHKLI RTAFB, THAILAND    JUN 74-NOV 74
  8. 388TH TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, KORAT RTAFB, THAILAND    NOV 74-JUL 75
  9. 2955TH COMBAT LOGISTICS SUPPORT SQ, ROBINS AFB, GA  JUL 75-JAN 80
  10. 437TH MILITARY AIRLIFT WING, CHARLESTON AFB, SC  JAN 80-NOV 82
  11. DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (DOD), LACKLAND AFB, TX  NOV 82-JAN 86
  12. 4450TH TACTICAL GROUP, TONOPAH TEST RANGE, NV     JAN 86-JUL 89      
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and with 4 Oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ star device
Humanitarian Service Medal w/numeral 2
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Longevity Service Award with 4 oak leaf clusters
USAF NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with 1 oak leaf cluster 
Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Air Force Military Training Center First Sergeant of the Year 1983
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman                           October 1968
Airman First Class          April 1969
Sergeant                         November 1970
Staff Sergeant                 November 1971
Technical Sergeant         April 1977
Master Sergeant             October 1981
Senior Master Sergeant  November 1986
 
Retired From Active Duty      July 1989
 
   
Other Comments:
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3708/1165
 Unit Assignments
Air Force Bases/ InstallationsTUSLOG HQ/TUSLOG Det 3-2TUSLOG HQ/TUSLOG Det 94Air Force Bases/ Installations
US Air Force2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron437th Aerial Port Squadron437th Military Airlift Wing
Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLI ELC)4450th Tactical Group
  1968-1969, 60134, Cannon Air Force Base
  1969-1970, TUSLOG HQ/TUSLOG Det 3-2
  1970-1971, TUSLOG HQ/TUSLOG Det 94
  1970-1972, Goodfellow Air Force Base
  1972-1974, 60154, Shaw Air Force Base
  1974-1974, 60174, JUSMAG - Thailand
  1974-1975, 60174, JUSMAG - Thailand
  1975-1980, 60174, 2955th Combat Logistics Support Squadron
  1980-1981, 60291, 437th Aerial Port Squadron
  1981-1982, 437th Military Airlift Wing
  1982-1985, 10090, Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLI ELC)
  1986-1989, 4450th Tactical Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 Operation Baby Lift (Vietnam)
  1975-1975 Operation New Life (Vietnam)
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air ForceEastern Washington University
  1968-1988, Community College of the Air Force
  1981-1981, Eastern Washington University
  1985-1985, St. Philip's College
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