CMSgt. Andrew J. McKendree is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md. America’s Cryptologic Wing conducts signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions to inform national leaders, combatant commanders, air component commanders, and combat forces that enable air, space, and cyberspace operations. The Wing also provides installation support services to more than 10,000 Airman and dependents assigned to Fort Meade. Chief McKendree is the advisor to the Wing Commander on all matters influencing the health, welfare, morale, and effective utilization of 6,200 Total Force Airman that are organized into 6 Groups, 23 Squadrons, and 2 Detachments across 28 worldwide locations.
Chief McKendree entered the Air Force in December 1997. His background includes numerous duties in communications, information systems, and the cyberspace domain. He has also deployed multiple times in support of operations in the United States Central Command area of responsibility. Prior to assuming his current position, Chief McKendree served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 67th Cyberspace Wing, JBSA-Lackland, Texas.
1998 Communications and Computer Systems Operator specialist Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2001 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Associates Degree, Information Systems Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Plans and Implementation specialist Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, by correspondence.
2012 Bachelor of Science, Information Technology Management, Trident University
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2015 Cyber 300, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
2017 Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Leadership, Trident University
2018 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2019 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Course, by correspondence.
2019 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2020 Area Studies Seminar- Middle East/South Asia, Washington D.C.
2021 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2022 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
2023 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington D.C.
- June1998 – April 2005, Data systems Operator, Network Administrator, Information Protection Operator, 42nd Communications Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (September 2001 – November 2001, TCN Escort, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia)
- April 2005 – March 2007, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Information Protection Operations, Lajes Field, Azores
- March 2007 – February 2010, NCOIC, Change Management, Network Applications, Network Control Center, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala. (March 2008 – August 2008, NCOIC, Plans and Implementation, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan)
- February 2010 – January 2011, Section Chief, Network Support, Network Control Center, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala. (April 2010 – November 2010, Branch Chief, Plans and Programs, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates)
- January 2011 – April 2012, Superintendent, Air Force Systems Networking, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
- April 2012 – August 2013, Superintendent Network Control Center, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
- August 2013 – October 2015, Superintendent 26th Network Operations Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala. (March 2013 – October 2013, Superintendent, J-6, Joint Information Support Task Force, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar)
- October 2015 – May 2018, Senior Enlisted Leader, J-5, United States Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
- May 2018 – June 2021, Senior Enlisted Leader, J-3, United States Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
- June 2021 – June 2023, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 67th Cyberspace Wing, JBSA-Lackland, Texas.
- June 2023 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
1999 Senior Airman Below the Zone
1999 Communications and Information Airman of the Year, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB
2004 Communications and Information NCO of the Year, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB
2008 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex
2009 Air Force Materiel Command AFC4A Leadership Award
2011 AFMC Information Dominance Cyberspace Operations Senior NCO of the Year
2016 USCYBERCOM Air Force Outstanding Cyberspace Support (3DXXX) SNCO of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant March 1, 2018
(Current as of July 2023)