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CMSgt PATRICIA A. OTTINGER

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Chief Master Sergeant Patricia A. Ottinger is the 13th State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Delaware Air National Guard and works directly for the Delaware Adjutant General. In her position, Chief Ottinger serves as an advisor to Delaware National Guard senior leadership on matters influencing the health, morale, welfare and professional development of over 1,100 assigned enlisted personnel. Chief Ottinger works closely with Army counterparts to provide leadership and guidance to various groups and councils for the successful career development of the enlisted corp.
Chief Ottinger entered the Air Force in 1982 and served as a Ground Radio Maintenance Specialist. She served for five years on active duty working on a variety of HF radio systems and performing various operational duties within her career field. She was stationed in Osan Air Base, Korea, Prum Air Station, Germany and Bergstram Air Force Base, Texas. Chief Ottinger participated in multiple exercises to include Cope Jade, Road Runner ’87 and Operation Red Flag. After a short term in the Individual Ready Reserve, Chief Ottinger rejoined the Air Force in 1988 as a reservist with the 913th Tactical Airlift Group, retraining into the Personnel Career Field where she served for over 19 years. During her tenure, Chief Ottinger became the full time Wing Career Advisor and acting Military Personnel Superintendent until her transfer to the 514th Airlift Wing in 2007 due to BRAC. She served as the Military Personnel Superintendent to a 3,000 personnel wing for seven months until she was selected to be the Military Personnel Superintendent for the 166th Airlift Wing. She assumed the role as the HQ Chief, Military Personnel Manager in 2013 working as the personnel representative and liaison for Joint Force Headquarters, responsible for the overall Force Management of the enlisted and officer force within the Delaware Air National Guard.

 

EDUCATION
1985 Non-Commissioned Officer Prep Course, In residence, Sembach AB, Germany.
1995 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2002 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 Associates Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2015 ANG Command Chief Orientation Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2016 Contemporary Base Issues (CBI), New Castle, DE
2016 Chief Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1983 – June 1984, Ground Radio Communication Specialist, 2146th CG, Osan AB, Korea
2. June 1984 – June 1986, Ground Radio Communication Specialist, 601st TCS, Prum AB, Germany
3. June 1986 – April 1987, Ground Radio Equipment Repairman, 712th ASOC, Bergstrom AFB, TX
4. May 1987 – March 1988, Obligated Individual Ready Reserve
5. March 1988 – September 1992, Military Records Clerk, 913th Combat Support Squadron, Willow
Grove ARS, PA
6. September 1992 – July 2000, Unit Personnel Technician, 913th Logistics Support Squadron, Willow
Grove ARS, PA
7. July 2000 – November 2001, Group Career Advisor, 913th Logistics Group, Willow Grove ARS, PA
8. November 2001 – March 2007, Wing Career Advisor, 913th Mission Support Flight, Willow Grove
ARS, PA
9. March 2007 – September 2007, Superintendent, 514th Mission Support Squadron, McGuire AFB, NJ
10. September 2007 – October 2013, Superintendent, 166th Force Support Squadron, New Castle, DE
11. October 2013 – September 2015, Chief, Military Personnel Manager, HQ DEANG, New Castle, DE
12. October 2015 – Present, State Commander Chief Master Sergeant, Delaware Air National Guard

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two devices
Air Force Commendation Medal with one device
Air Force Achievement Medal with one device
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one device
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one device
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with seven devices
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Oversees Ribbon Short
Air Force Oversees Ribbon Long
Air Force Longevity Service with five devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hour Glass
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard
Enlisted Association of the Delaware National Guard
National Guard Association of Delaware – Associate Member

STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Delaware National Guard National Defense Service Ribbon
Delaware National Guard Medal For Service In Aid to Civil Authority
Delaware National Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1983 2146 Comm Group Airman of the Quarter
1984 601 TCW Airman of the Quarter
1985 USAFE Airman of the Quarter
1986 712 ASOC NCO of the Quarter
2004 913 AW Superior Performer Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant, 1 June 2007

(Current as of July 2016)