CMSgt Jay N. Ellis
Virginia Air National Guard

CMSgt Jay N. Ellis

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Chief Master Sergeant Jay N. Ellis is the 14th State Command Chief Master Sergeant, Virginia Air National Guard based at Joint Force Headquarters, Sandston, Virginia. In this position, he serves as advisor to the Adjutant General of Virginia and the Air Component Commander on quality-of-life issues and concerns of the enlisted corps. The State Command Chief Master Sergeant is the ranking Senior Enlisted member of the Virginia Air National Guard.

Chief Ellis grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Chief Ellis entered the Air Force in Oct 1976. Upon graduating technical school at Keesler AFB, MS., as an Avionics Inertial Navigation System Specialist, he was assigned to 192d Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Byrd Field VA. In Nov. of 1982 he cross trained to an Avionics AeroGroundspace Equipment Specialist and was assigned to the 192d Maintenance Squadron working on A-7s and then transitioned to F-16s. In Jan of 1996 Chief Ellis cross trained to Communication System Manager and was assigned to the 192d Communication's Flight where he served as the Superintendent. In Oct 2007, Chief Ellis helped facilitate the stand-up of the Virginia Air National Guard's first ever Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Squadron. Inclusive with the squadron stand-up was the first integration effort between the 497th ISR Group and the 192d Intelligence Squadron at Distributed Ground Station-1, Langley AFB, Hampton, VA. Chief Ellis served as the Superintendent of the Communications Logistics Support Element until Jul 2011 when Chief Ellis was assigned as the 192d Intelligence Squadron Chief Enlisted Manager. Chief Ellis was assigned as the 192d FW Command Chief in Nov 2013. Chief Ellis was assigned as the Virginia State Command Chief in Sep 2014.

EDUCATION
1976 Avionics Inertial Radar Navigation Systems F-105, Keesler AFB, MS
1979 NCO Orientation Course
1982 Avionics AGE Specialist A-7, Lowery AFB, CO
1994 Avionics AGE Journeyman F-16, Lowery AFB, CO
1996 Communication System Manager, Keesler AFB, MS
1996 NCO Academy (non-residence)
2001 USAF Senior NCO Academy, (non-residence),Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 ANG Command Chief Orientation, Lackland AFB, TX
2014 USAF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, NC
2015 Chiefs' Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course (non-residence)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Oct 1976 – April 1982, 192 FG /CAM, Inertial Navigation Specialist, Richmond, VA
2. Apr 1982 – May 1994, 192 FG/CAM, AVIONICS AGE SPECL A7-D, Richmond, VA
3. May 1994 – June 1996, 192 FW /MAI, AVIONICS AGE JNYMN F-16 Richmond, VA
4. Jun 1996 – July 2007, 192 FW/CS, Chief Enlisted Manager, Richmond, VA
5. Jul 2007 – Oct 2011, 192 FW/IS, Information Systems Superintendent, VA ANG, Langley AFB, VA
6. Nov 2011 – Oct 2013, 192 FW/IS, Chief Enlisted Manager, VA ANG, Langley AFB, VA
7. Nov 2013 – Sept 2014, 192 FW, Command Chief, VA ANG, Langley AFB, VA
8. Sep 2014 – Present, Virginia Air National Guard State Command Chief, Richmond VA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with One hourglass

STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Virginia National Guard Commendation Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Enlisted Association National Guard of Virginia, State Treasurer, 2014-Present
Enlisted Association National Guard of Virginia, State Vice President, 2010-2014
Enlisted Association National Guard of Virginia, Webmaster, 2008-Present
Enlisted Association of the National Guard, Life Member
Air Force Sergeants Association, Member

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant, 11 Apr 2003

(Current as of Feb 2015)

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