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Chief Master Sergeant Scott L. Cooley is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. He is responsible for military standards, good order and discipline, morale, welfare, training, and professional development for more than 4,500 enlisted personnel assigned to the largest F-16 combat fighter wing in Air Combat Command. He ensures the Commander's intent, vision, and policies are communicated and enforced for a population of more than 8,000 while servicing 31,000 family, retirees, and civilian members. His responsibilities also include base support for 25 mission partners including the 495th Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force, Third Army, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, 25th Attack Group, and U.S Army Central Command Headquarters. Additionally, Chief Cooley serves as the Commander's representative to numerous committees, including civilian councils and military working groups.






Chief Cooley entered the Air Force in May 1992. He graduated from the electrical power production specialist course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas in September 1992. He has held a wide variety of leadership roles throughout Civil Engineer, Combat Communications and RED HORSE. He has deployed in support of Operation’s Restore Democracy, Uphold Democracy, Desert Fox, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.



1998  Airman Leadership School, Eglin AFB, Florida

2003  Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Robins AFB, Georgia

2007  Associate Applied Science in Mechanical and Electrical Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2010  Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas 2011  Joint Senior Non-Commissioned Officer PME Course (correspondence)

2011  Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Alabama 2011  Civil Engineer Superintendents Course, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

2011  Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force



  1. May 1992 – Jun 1992, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
  2. Jun 1992 – Sep 1992, Technical Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
  3. Sep 1992 – Sep 1993, Electrical Power Production Specialist, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea
  4. Oct 1993 – Oct 1995, Electrical Power Production Journeyman, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron,
    Dover AFB, Delaware
  5. Oct 1995 – Apr 1997, Power Plant Operator, 5th Space Warning Squadron, Woomera AS, Australia
  6. Oct 1997 – Jan 2002, Electrical Power Production Craftsman, 96th Civil Engineer Squadron,
    Eglin AFB, Florida
  7. Jan 2002 – Jan 2006, Chief, Civil Engineer Support, 51st Combat Communications Squadron,
    Robins AFB, Georgia
  8. Jan 2006 – Jun 2010, NCOIC, Power Production and Electrical Superintendent, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
  9. Jun 2010 – Dec 2016, Electrical Superintendent, Cantonments Superintendent, Chief of Operations and Chief Enlisted Manager, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana
  10. Dec 2016 – Oct 2017, Chief Enlisted Manager, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
  11. Nov 2017 – Mar 2018, Chief, Wing Plans and Programs, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB,
    South Carolina
  12. Apr 2018 – Oct 2019, Superintendent, 20th Mission Support Group, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
  13. Oct 2019 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina



Meritorious Service Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Navy Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters

Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award with two bronze stars

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal

Good Conduct Medal with one silver oak leaf and two bronze oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with one star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one star Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star

Iraqi Campaign Medal with two stars

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

NATO Medal



2003  5CCG Combat Skills Leadership Award 2008  354th CES SNCO of the Year

2014  ACC CMSgt Larry R. Daniels Award





Chief Master Sergeant     1 April 2015



(Current as of 04 October 2019)