Chief Master Sergeant Joseph D. Rohde

CMSgt Joseph D. Rohde is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Chief Rohde provides enlisted leadership to a wing comprised of more than 4,200 military and civilian members serving in 18 squadrons, including a squadron comprised of members from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, supporting F-15E and F-15SG fighter aircraft. The wing hosts the 726th Air Control Squadron – one of only three active-duty Air Force control reporting centers in the U.S. – and the Idaho Air National Guard’s 266th Range Squadron. The wing operates, maintains, and develops the Mountain Home Range Complex comprised of 9,016 square miles of airspace. The command also includes the 390th Electronic Combat Squadron, which flies U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. Chief Rohde is charged to develop combat-ready Airmen, take care of Gunfighters, and to protect and enhance our resources. He is the functional manager for fourteen First Sergeants, ensuring proper training and utilization of the Gunfighter Team.

Chief Rohde entered the Air Force in July 1997 from Minnesota and graduated from Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice training at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona in March 1998. He has maintenance and management experience on multiple aircraft including the F 15C/D/E, F 16C/D, F 22A, F 35A, and MQ 9A. Throughout his career, he has filled numerous roles including a major command headquarters duty tour as the Fifth Generation Fighter Functional Manager at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. His assignments include bases in Arizona, South Korea, Italy, Virginia, Hawaii, Nevada, Japan, and England. He has deployed in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL. Prior to his current position, CMSgt Rohde served as the Senior Enlisted Leader, 48th Maintenance Group, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

1997 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
1998 Maintenance Ready Technician Course, Luke AFB, Arizona
2000 Airman Leadership School, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2002 F-16 Maintenance Craftsman Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2003 Principles of Instruction, Aviano Air Base, Italy
2005 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2005 Bachelor of Science Degree, Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, by correspondence
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2014 Professional Manager’s Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Contingency and Wartime Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, by correspondence
2018 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2021 LOGTECH Advanced, Institute of Defense & Business, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, by correspondence
2022 Nuclear Managers Course, Ramstein AB, Germany
2024 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, The Judge Advocate General’s School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2024 Pre-Command Team Training, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2024 Eurasia Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Washington D.C.

1. July 1997 – August 1997, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. September 1997 – February 1998, Student, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. February 1998 – March 1998, Student, Maintenance Ready Technician Course, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. March 1998 – November 2000, Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief/Dedicated Crew Chief, 62d Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. November 2000 – November 2001, Dedicated Crew Chief, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
6. January 2002 – May 2003, Dedicated Crew Chief, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy (March 2002 – May 2002, Dedicated Crew Chief, 555th Fighter Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey)
7. May 2003 – September 2006, Maintenance Training Instructor/Development and Instruction Section Chief, 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
8. September 2006 – August 2012, Dedicated Crew Chief/Flightline Expediter/Support Section Chief/Specialist Section Chief/Production Superintendent, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
9. August 2012 – August 2013, Production Superintendent, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
10. August 2013 – August 2016, Manager, Maintenance Integration Branch/Command Fifth Generation Fighter Functional Manager, Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
11. September 2016 – May 2019, Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Superintendent/Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent, 432d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev. (March 2017 – September 2017; Maintenance Superintendent, 62d Expeditionary Attack Squadron, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan)
12. May 2019 – June 2021, 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent/Squadron Superintendent, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
13. June 2021 – June 2024, Senior Enlisted Leader, 48th Maintenance Group, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England
14. June 2024 – Present, Command Chief, 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Bronze Star Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

2000 Senior Airman Below-The-Zone
2005 United States Air Forces in Europe Maintenance Training Flight Instructor of the Year
2008 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2017 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, Senior Enlisted Category, 432d Maintenance Group

Master Maintenance Badge

Permanent member, Air Force Sergeants Association
Air Force Association

Airman Basic July 9, 1997
Airman Jan. 9, 1998
Airman First Class Nov. 9, 1998
Senior Airman Jan. 9, 2000
Staff Sergeant Aug. 1, 2001
Technical Sergeant July 1, 2005
Master Sergeant May 1, 2010
Senior Master Sergeant Jan. 1, 2014
Chief Master Sergeant March 1, 2018

(Current as of July 2024)