Chief Master Sergeant MATAYA C. WILLIAMS

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.


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


Governor’s Award

Alabama Faithful Service Medal

Alabama Commendation Medal


Non Commissioned Officer Graduate Academy Association

E-9 Association

Enlisted Guard Association of Alabama

Fedmont Federal Credit Union Board Member

Air Force Sergeant Association

Chiefs Council

Top 3


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)