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Chief Master Sergeant Thomas C. Daniels is the Command Chief, 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.  As Command Chief, Chief Daniels serves as the principal enlisted leader to the 39th Air Base Wing Commander on all matters of health, welfare, morale, utilization, readiness, training, and professional development for approximately 5,000 U.S. military, civilian and contractor personnel at Incirlik Air Base and five geographically-separated units in Turkey.  Additionally, he advises the commander on Base Operations Support Integrator (BOS-I) activities for Turkey-based Joint and Combined combat forces conducting Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, NOMAD SHADOW, and ACTIVE FENCE.

Chief Daniels entered the Air Force in March 1992.  He graduated from the law enforcement specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July 1992.  His background includes various duties in security forces at the unit, group, and Headquarters Air Force levels.  His assignments include bases in Florida, New Mexico, and California.  He has also served overseas in South Korea, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, and deployed in support of support of Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. 

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Superintendent, 30th Mission Support Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.



1996   Airman Leadership School, Eglin AFB, Fla.

1999   Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force 

2004   Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany

2005   AF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Correspondence), Ramstein Air Base, Germany 

2008   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (online), Joint Forces Staff College

2008   US Marine Corps Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Quantico, Va.

2010   Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security, American Military University

2011   Executive Certificate in Leadership & Management, University of Notre Dame

2016   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II (online), Joint Forces Staff College

2016   Command Chief Master Sergeants Training Course, Randolph AFB, Texas

2017   Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina




1. March – May 1992, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. May – July 1992, student, Law Enforcement Specialist Technical School, Lackland AFB, Texas

3. July – August 1992, student, Air Base Ground Defense School, Fort Dix, N.J.

4. August 1992 – August 1996, Installation Entry Controller & Patrolman, 96th Security Police Squadron Eglin AFB, Fla.

5. August 1996 – August 1997, Air Base Defense Staff NCO, 8th Security Police Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

6. August 1997 – July 2002, Law Enforcement Desk Sergeant & Criminal Investigator, 18th Security Forces Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan

7. July 2002 – August 2006, Flight Chief, NCOIC, Plans & Programs, NCOIC, Standardization & Evaluation, 435th Security Forces Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

8. August 2006 – July 2008, NCOIC, Weapons System Security, 39th Security Forces Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey

9. July 2008 – September 2009, Flight Chief, Police Transition Team, Detachment 3, 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Forward Operating Base Falcon, Baghdad, Iraq

10. September 2009 – June 2011, Operations Superintendent, 377th Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

11. June 2011 – June 2012, Security Forces Manager, 377th Weapon System Security Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

12. June 2012 – October 2013, Manager, Force Protection and Operations Division, Security Forces Directorate, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

13. October 2013 – October 2014, Security Forces Manager, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Al-Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates (June – August 2014, Superintendent, 405th Air  Expeditionary Group, Thumrait AB, Oman)

14. October 2014 – March 2016, Security Forces Manager, 30th Security Forces Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

15. April 2016 – August 2017, Superintendent, 30th Mission Support Group, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

16. August 2017 – Current, Command Chief, 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey




Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award with one silver & four bronze oak leaf clusters

Southwest Asia Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Iraq Campaign Medal with oak leaf cluster

Korean Defense Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster


2004  John L. Levitow Award, NCO Academy

2004  435th Air Base Wing NCO of the Year

2005  USAFE Security Forces Staff Level SNCO of the Year

2007  39th Air Base Wing SNCO of the Year

2007  USAFE Security Forces Staff Level SNCO of the Year

2010  AFMC Security Forces Staff Level SNCO of the Year



Chief Master Sergeant  April 2013


(Current as of August 2017)