Chief Master Sergeant PETER A. MARTINEZ

Chief Master Sergeant Peter A. Martinez serves as the Command Chief, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The wing is comprised of 4 groups and 22 squadrons with 7,000 active-duty and civilian members as well as 15,000 dependents and retirees. He is the primary advisor to the Wing Commander on all matters affecting mission readiness, morale, quality of life, utilization, health and welfare of the Wing. The 4th Fighter Wing is home to 94 F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to two operational and two training fighter squadrons, flying more than 12,000 sorties and 21,000 hours per year. Chief Martinez is a vital liaison between the installation and the local community in order to strengthen community relations and ensure diverse opportunities for Team Seymour families. 

Chief Martinez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1997 as an Infantry Mortarman. He served as an Infantry Mortars Squad Leader before separating and reenlisting in the Air Force in 2002. He began his career as an Integrated Flight Control System specialist and has served in various facets throughout Aerospace Maintenance including: Lead Production Superintendent, Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent, Maintenance Operations Superintendent, and Squadron Superintendent for multiple Squadrons. Chief Martinez’s weapon system experience includes: C-130E/J, C-17A, C-5M, KC-10, and KC-135 aircraft. Additionally, he has also led Basic Military Training as a Master Military Training Instructor. Chief Martinez has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, two WESTPAC deployments, completed tours in Japan and Germany, as well as directly supported Operations OCTAVE QUARTZ, ALLIES REFUGE, and ALLIES WELCOME. 

Prior to his current position he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 435th Contingency Response Group at Ramstein AB, Germany.

EDUCATION
1997 School of Infantry, Infantry Mortars Course, Camp Pendleton, CA
2000 Corporals Course, Camp Pendleton, CA
2002 Electronic Principles / Guidance & Control Systems Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2003 Airman Leadership School, Little Rock AFB, AR
2005 Basic Military Training Instructor Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2009 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, TX
2010 MAF Maintenance Supervision & Production Superintendent Course, Yokota AB, Japan
2012 AFSO21 Green Belt Course, Yokota AB, Japan
2013 Associates of Applied Science, Avionics Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2016 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
2016 Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management, University of Maryland
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I & II, National Defense University
2017 Professional Managers Certification Program, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course (AMMOS), Nellis AFB, NV
2020 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 USAF Air Advisor Academy, Joint Base McGuire-Dix, NJ
2021 USAF Group Superintendent Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD
2022 Wing Commander & Command Chief Master Sergeant Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2022 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, AL
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with three stars
Nuclear Deterrence Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 331st Training Squadron NCO of the Year
2012 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing NCO of the Year
2013 515th Air Mobility Operations Group Leo Marquez Award Recipient
2014 730th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron SNCO of the Year
2015 43d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron SNCO of the Year
2016 22d Maintenance Group SNCO of the Year
2016 Magna Cum Laude Honors, University of Maryland
2017 22d Maintenance Group Lance P. Sijan Award Recipient

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant – June 2019
(Current as of August 2022)