Chief Master Sergeant SEAN M. MILLIGAN

Chief Master Sergeant Sean M. Milligan is the Command Chief for the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. He serves as the principal advisor to the Wing Commander on all matters and concerns for 3,600 active-duty Airmen, civilian personnel and family members. Additionally, he is the primary Enlisted Advisor on matters of force utilization, readiness, morale, welfare, and quality of life. He ensures the Wing’s Airmen expertly prepare U.S. and Allied aviation forces for combat while ensuring all are ready to deploy in support of global operations and prepared to enable the staging of forces to promote U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific region.

Chief Milligan entered the Air Force in January 1997. He graduated from Heavy Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures course at Shepard Air Force Base in October 1997. Throughout his career he has maintained B-1, B-2, and B-52 bombers, MC130Ps, MC-130Js, and CV-22s under three separate major commands. Chief Milligan filled a myriad of roles for the Combat Air Force, Developmental Flight Test, Special Operations, and Officer accessions. Additionally, he has deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, U.S. Africa Command, and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

2000 Airman Leadership School, Ellsworth, SD
2005 Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Seminar, Edwards, CA
2005 Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Principles, Community College of the Air Force
2007 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall, FL
2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course
2009 Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Mgmt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, FL
2011 Masters of Science degree in Operations Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Level II Correspondence Course
2016 Jt Special Ops Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, Joint Special Ops University, Tampa, FL
2017 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Distance Learning Course, Fort Bliss, TX
2017 Jt and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II / In-Residence), Joint Forces Stf College, Norfolk, VA
2017 Chiefs Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2018 AF Senior Staff Course, 505th Command & Control Wing, Hurlburt Field AFB, FL
2019 AF Senior Leader Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB
2020 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2022 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC
2023 Keystone, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

1. January 1997 - March 1997, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. March 1997 - October 1997, Student, Technical Training School, Shepard AFB, Texas
3. October 1997 - October 2002, Defensive Avionics Sys Journeyman, 37th Bomb Sq, Ellsworth AFB, SD
4. October 2002 - March 2007, Defensive Avionics Sys Craftsman, 412th Test Sq, Edwards AFB, CA
5. March 2007 - November 2007, Electronic Warfare Shift Lead, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL
 November 2007 – March 2008, MC-130P Flightline Expediter, Data masked
7. March 2008 – September 2009, NCOIC, Mx Operations Center, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL
8. September 2009 – January 2011, MC-130P Avionics Section Chief, 1st SOMXS, Eglin AFB, FL
10. August 2013 – March 2014, MC-130J Acft Production Super, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, UK
11. March 2014 – February 2015, Superintendent, Acft Support Flight, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, UK
12. February 2015 – February 2016, Senior Enlisted Leader, Wing Staff, 352d SOW, RAF Mildenhall, UK
13. February 2016 – June 2017, Superintendent, CV-22 Acft Mx Unit, 352d SOMXS, RAF Mildenhall, UK
14. July 2017 – May 2019, Superintendent, MC-130J Acft Mx Unit, 27 SOAMXS, Cannon AFB, NM
 Aug 18 – Jan 19, Snr Enlisted Ldr, 27th Expeditionary Spcl Ops Wing/JSOAC-Africa, Stuttgart, DE
15. May 19 – July 21, Chief, Dean of Faculty, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
16. July 21 – June 22, Command Chief, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Undisclosed Location
17. July 22 – Present, Command Chief, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska

Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
2012 1st Special Operations Mx Squadron’s SNCO Mx Professional of the Year
2012 1st Special Operations Mx Squadron’s Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee
2015 352nd Special Operations Wing Staff’s Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee
2016 352 Special Operations Mx Grp Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee
2016 Distinguished Graduate, Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy

Chief Master Sergeant November 2017

(Current as of June 2023)