Johnson, Joseph, CMSgt

Weapons and Munitions
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
46190-Munitions Maintenance Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1981-1982, 46190, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43010-Aircraft Maintenance Helper
43151A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151E-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
31630-Missile Systems Analyst Specialist
31650-Missile Systems Analyst Specialist
31254D-Ballistic Missile Analyst Specialist
30730-Telecommunications Systems Control Specialist/Attendant
30750-Telecommunications Systems Control Specialist/Attendant
30770-Telecommunications Systems Control Technician
43171A-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
43510-Apprentice Flight Engineer Helper
43530-Apprentice Flight Engineer Specialist
43550A-Flight Engineer Specialist
43570C-Flight Engineer Technician
43171B-Aircraft Maintenance Technician-Multi Engine
46130-Apprentice Munitions Specialist
46150-Munitions Specialist
46170-Munitions Supervisor
46170A-Munitions Maintenance Supervisor
Service Years
1954 - 1982
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Maintenance (Basic)


 Official Badges 

Missileman (Basic) Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966)

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 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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Other Comments:
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1954, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3705/509
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Training UnitsAir Force Training Wings3300th Technical Training Wing (Staff)Field Maintenance Units
Strategic Air Command (SAC)4245th Strategic Wing578th Strategic Missile Squadron96th Strategic Aerospace Wing (SAW)
3381st Student SquadronAir Force Communications Command (AFCC)2045th Communications Group2146th Communications Group
433rd Military Airlift WingAir Force Reserve Command 433nd Troop Carrier Wing512th Military Airlift Wing
77th Troop Carrier SquadronMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)62nd Field Maintenance Squadron62nd Air Base Group
Technical Training Center (Cadre) Lowry AFBTactical Air Command (TAC)Munitions Units456th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
432nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron43rd Munitions Maintenance Squadron43rd Strategic Wing49th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
49th Tactical Fighter Wing49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron400th Munitions Maintenance Squadron18th Tactical Fighter Wing
27th Tactical Fighter Wing27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
  1954-1955, 43010, 3752nd School Squadron (Cadre)
  1955-1956, 43151A, 3770th Technical Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1956-1957, 43151E, 3300thTraining Wing (Staff)
  1956-1957, 43151C, 3300th Technical Training Wing (Staff)
  1957-1960, 43151C, 3750th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1960-1960, 43151E, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1960-1961, 43151E, 4245th Strategic Wing
  1961-1962, 31630, 3752nd School Squadron (Cadre)
  1962-1965, 31650, 578th Strategic Missile Squadron
  1962-1965, 31254D, 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing (SAW)
  1965-1965, 30730, 3381st Student Squadron
  1965-1965, 30730, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)
  1965-1966, 30750, 2045th Communications Group
  1966-1967, 30770, 2146th Communications Group
  1968-1968, 43151A, 433rd Military Airlift Wing
  1968-1968, 43151A, Air Force Reserve Command
  1968-1969, 43171A, 433nd Troop Carrier Wing
  1969-1969, 43171A, 512th Military Airlift Wing
  1969-1969, 43510, 77th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1969-1969, 43530, 3752nd School Squadron (Cadre)
  1969-1970, 43550A, 77th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1970-1970, 43570C, 77th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1970-1971, 43570C, 77th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1971-1971, 43171A, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1971-1972, 43171B, 62nd Field Maintenance Squadron
  1971-1972, 43171A, 62nd Air Base Group
  1972-1972, 46130, 3415th Technical School (Cadre), Technical Training Center (Cadre) Lowry AFB
  1972-1972, 46130, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1972-1973, 46130, 6498th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1973-1973, 46150, 456th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1973-1973, 46150, 432nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1973-1974, 46170, 3750th Technical Training Wing (Staff)
  1974-1976, 46170, 43rd Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1974-1976, 43rd Strategic Wing
  1976-1978, 46170, 49th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1978-1978, 46170A, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1978-1979, 46170, 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
  1979-1981, 46190, 400th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1979-1981, 46190, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1981-1982, 46190, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1981-1982, 46190, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

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Reflections on CMSgt Johnson's US Air Force Service
 Reflections On My Service
It seems as though I did not have a path to follow. As one DCM put it, "Joe, Whaa's your problem? Can't you hold a job." The only thing I can say is that I enjoyed the patrh I took which was to do as many things as possible and not limit myself to one career field.

On a number of ocassions I did make decisions based on the premise that individuals told me "You can't do that." I never let that stand in my way. There were also thos individuals wo told me I had to do it their way. I didn't always beloeve them either.

My path was diverse and enjoyable for the most part. I am only sorry that it was cut short by an Airr Force policy that limits asignments because of Specialty Quotas.

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