Chief Master Sergeant LORENDA M. WONG

Chief Master Sergeant Lorenda M. Wong is the Command Chief, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio– Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, she leads more than 3,300 military, civilian and contract personnel responsible for building, operating, securing, extending and defending communications networks through the execution of four cyberspace weapon systems, to include engineering and expeditionary capabilities. Her team deploys and delivers survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure, deployed and in-garrison, and integrates communications and computer systems designed to increase combat effectiveness. Chief Wong also serves as the principal advisor to the commander on all military readiness, training, morale, quality of life, professional development, and effective utilization of resources.

Chief Wong enlisted in the Air Force October 1, 2003 as a Cyber Systems Operations Technician. She served in multiple capacities as a Cyber Systems Operations Technician, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge, and Section Chief, as well as assignments as a group-level inspection team member and Unit Deployment Manager. She has completed an overseas tour in Guam and has deployed three times in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN.

2004    Computer Systems Operations Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
2008    Airman Leadership School, Andersen AFB, Guam
2009    Associates of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2012    Bachelor of Science, Information Technology Management, American Military University
2014    Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Florida
2015    Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course
2017    Professional Manager’s Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2017    Military Training Instructor School, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
2018    Military Training Instructor Supervisor Course, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
2019    Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter-Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2019    Cyberspace Superintendent Correspondence Course
2023    Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Academy, Gunter-Maxwell AFB, Alabama

1.  October 2003 – November 2003, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2.   November 2003 – April 2004, Student, Computer Systems Operations Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
3.  April 2004 – October 2007, Help Desk Technician, 437th Communications Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina (Deployed January 2007 – May 2007 Joint Automated Data Processing Equipment Technician, Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa)
4.  October 2007 – October 2010, Cyber Systems Operations Supervisor, 644th Combat Communications Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam (Deployed January 2010 – June 2010, Third Country National Escort Supervisor, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan)
5.  October 2010 – July 2013, Unit Deployment Manager/NCOIC, Mission Support Section, 35th Intelligence Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas (Deployed April 2011-November 2011, NCOIC, Network Control Center, 380th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates)
6.  July 2013 – December 2014, NCOIC, Cyber Systems/Group Inspection Team, 53rd Combat Communications Squadron, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Georgia
7.  January 2015 – August 2017, Section Chief, Cyber Support Operations, 460th Space Communications Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colorado
8.  September 2017 – September 2019, Military Training Instructor/Operations & Training Superintendent, 320th Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas
9.  September 2019 – March 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 737th Training Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas
10.  March 2022 – May 2023, Senior Enlisted Leader, 693d Intelligence Support Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
11.  May 2023-Present, Command Chief, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters
AF Good Conduct Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Star Device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and Star Device
NATO Medal with Star Device

2011 Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Agency Enlisted Contributor of the Year
2015 Lance P. Sijan Senior Noncommissioned Officer, 460th Space Communications Squadron
2016 Information Dominance Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 460th Space Wing
2019 Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2019 A1 Special Recognition Team of the Year, Headquarters Air Force
2020 Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Award, Military Category, 37th Training Wing
2020 Technical Training Support Squadron of the Year, Air Education and Training Command
2020 A1 Special Recognition Team of the Year, Air Education and Training Command

Airman Basic 2 October 2003
Airman First Class 14 November 2003
Senior Airman 14 March 2006
Staff Sergeant 1 May 2008
Technical Sergeant 1 July 2011
Master Sergeant 1 January 2016
Senior Master Sergeant 1 February 2019
Chief Master Sergeant 1 December 2021

(Current as of 1 June 2023)