Chief Master Sergeant Mataya C. Williams is the ninth Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Alabama. Chief Williams serves as the senior enlisted leader for the wing and its three geographically separated units. She is responsible for advising the commander on readiness, mission effectiveness, professional development, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of the wing’s enlisted force.
Chief Williams entered the Army in Aug 1997 under the Delayed Entry Program. She completed Army Basic Military Training in 1998 at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri and Advanced Individual training at Fort Lee, Virginia. Her first duty station was Fort Hood, Texas, assigned to 104th Military Intelligence Battalion from Jan 1999- July 2001; Chief Williams was assigned to the Army Reserves 926th Engineer Battalion from Aug 2001- Aug 2004. She entered the Alabama Air National Guard and joined the 187th Fighter Wing in September 2004 as a member of the Logistics Readiness Squadron. She has held multiple Air Force Specialty Codes and leadership positions, including serving in the Traffic Management Office, Supply Orderly Room Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Wing Administrative Assistant, and Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Manager. Prior to her command chief selection, Chief Williams was the Civil Engineer Squadron Superintendent where she mentored and advised the squadron’s Airmen and Senior NCOs and provided counsel to the squadron commander.
1998 Army Basic Military Training, Fort Leonardwood, MO
1999 Food Service Specialist Advanced Individual Training, Ft Lee, VA.
2003 Primary Leadership Development Course, Graffenwoehr, Germany
2004 Traffic Management Operations Technical School, Lackland AFB, TX
2006 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (in Residence)
2007 Information Management Specialist Technical School, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Robins AFB, GA. (in Residence)
2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (in Residence)
2013 Associate in Applied Science, Information Management, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Operations Management Technical School, Sheppard AFB, TX
2015 Associate in Applied Science, Transportation, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Bachelor of Science, Business, Columbia Southern University, Ala.
2017 Associate in Applied Science, Maintenance Production, Community College of the Air Force
2019 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
1. January 1999 – July 2001, Military Intelligence, 104th military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, TX.
2. July 2001-September 2004, Combat Engineer Brigade, 926th Engineer Brigade, Montgomery, AL
3. September 2004 – February 2007, Traffic Management, 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Ala.
4. February 2007 -June 2008, Information Management Specialist, 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Ala.
5. June 2008 – November 2013, Information Management Specialist, 187th Fighter Wing Staff, Dannelly Field, Ala.
6. November 2013 – March 2015, Prime BEEF Manager, 187th Civil Engineer, Dannelly Field, Ala.
7. March 2015 - July 2019, Operations Superintendent, 187th Civil Engineer, Dannelly Field, Ala.
8. July 2019- June 2021, Superintendent, 187th Civil Engineer, Dannelly Field, Ala.
9. June 2021 - Present, Command Chief, 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Ala.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Alabama Faithful Service Medal
Alabama Commendation Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Non Commissioned Officer Graduate Academy Association
Enlisted Guard Association of Alabama
Fedmont Federal Credit Union Board Member
Air Force Sergeant Association
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Private Aug. 3, 1997
Private Second Class Jan. 19, 1998
Private First Class July. 19, 1998
Specialist, March. 13, 2000
Staff Sergeant, Sep. 30, 2004
Technical Sergeant, Jan. 25, 2007
Master Sergeant, Jan. 27, 2009
Senior Master Sergeant, Jan 9, 2015
Chief Master Sergeant, July 1, 2019
(Current as of September 2021)