Chief Master Sergeant Trenton R. Williams


Chief Williams entered the military in March 2, 1991 enlisting in the Tennessee Air National Guard. He joined the TN Air National Guard as a C-130 Loadmaster. While assigned to 105th Airlift Squadron, he was mobilized and deployed on multiple occasions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2008, the 105th Airlift Squadron became a formal training unit under AETC where he was selected as the Formal Training School Course Manager. Chief Williams served as a Loadmaster Instructor/Evaluator, training U.S. and International Students. In 2012, the 118th Wing transferred to ACC, then converted the 105th to a new MQ-9 Attack Squadron where he served as a MQ-9 Sensor Operator Instructor/Evaluator. In 2018, he was selected as the 118th OSS Senior Enlisted Advisor. Later the next year, he was chosen as the 118th Operations Group Superintendent where he served until selected as the Command Chief of the 118th Wing.

1991 Air Force Basic Training, Lackland, AFB
1994 Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course, Rosecrans Airfield, St Joseph, MO
1996 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory, Correspondence
1997 B.S. in Business Administration, Tennessee, Technological University, Cookeville, TN
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence
2007 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence
2011 Associate Degree in Aviation Operations, Community College of the Air Force
2011 Associate Degree in Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Associate Degree in Air and Space Operations Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Course I, Correspondence
2020 Senior Enlisted Joint Course II, Correspondence

1. June 1991- May 1994, C-130 Loadmaster, 118th Aerial Port Squadron, Berry Field, Nashville, TN,
2. May 1994- April 2009, C-130 Loadmaster Instructor/Evaluator, 105th Airlift Squadron, Berry Field, Nashville, TN
3. April 2009- Sep 2012, C-130 Loadmaster Course Manager, 105th Airlift Squadron, Berry Field, Nashville, TN
4. September 2012- March 2018, Sensor Operator Evaluator, 118th Operations Support Squadron, Berry Field, Nashville, TN
5. March 2018- May 2019, Squadron Superintendent, 118th Operations Support Squadron, Berry Field, Nashville, TN
6. May 2019- October 2020, Group Superintendent, 118th Operations Group, Berry Field, Nashville, TN
7. October 2020- Present, Command Chief, 118th Wing, Berry Field, Nashville, TN

Rating: Loadmaster (Instructor/Evaluator)
Flight Hours: 4602.8
Aircraft Flown: C-130B, C-130E, C-130H1, C-130H2, WC-130H
Rating: Sensor Operator (Instructor/Evaluator)
Flight Hours: 1329.3
Aircraft Flown: MQ-9

Meritorious Service Medal with one device
Air Medal with one device
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with three devices
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one device
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
Combat Readiness Medal with 8 devices
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with eight devices
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon Short with one device
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service with five devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 'M' Devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
AF Training Ribbon
NATO Medal

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS)

(Current as of January 2021)