Chief Master Sergeant Corey D. Strother is the Senior Enlisted Leader, 2d Mission Support Group, Barksdale AFB, La. He serves as principal enlisted advisor to the group commander and provides leadership, management, and guidance for organizing, equipping, training, and mobilizing more than 1,900 personnel assigned to meet home station and expeditionary mission requirements. He advises six squadron commanders on ways to best execute mission requirements and provides professional guidance and career counseling to all personnel assigned to the group.
Chief Strother is a native of McCalla, Alabama and entered the Air Force in June of 1999. He has held key operational and staff level positions across the Security Forces career field in the areas of Integrated Base Defense, Law & Order and Nuclear Operations at the Squadron and Command levels. His deployment tours include locations in support of operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE and SPARTAN SHIELD.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Security Forces Manager, 55th Security Forces Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
1999 Security Forces Craftsman Course, Lackland AFB, Texas 2003 USAF Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Electronic Security Systems Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2010 Principles of Instruction Course, Ramstein AB, Germany
2010 Security Forces Combat Leaders Course, Camp Bullis, Texas
2010 US Army Special Reaction Team I Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
2011 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun AS, Germany
2011 Incident Commander 300/400 Course, Ramstein AB, Germany
2012 Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Nuclear 200 Fundamentals Course, Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2013 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I Correspondence Course, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
2014 Air Force Global Strike Command Tactical Leadership Course, Camp Guernsey, Wyo.
2015 Integrated Defense Command and Control Course, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
2015 Security Forces Advanced Officer Course, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
2016 Air Force Forces (AFFOR) Senior Staff Course, Osan AB, Korea
2017 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2017 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Homeland Security, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa (Cum Laude)
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Correspondence Course, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
2018 United States Air Forces Europe Squadron Superintendent Course, Ramstein AB, Germany
2018 Swiss Armed Forces SNCO Advanced Leadership Course, Swiss Armed Forces College, Lucerne, Switzerland
2020 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course (CLC), Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
1. July 1999 - August 1999, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. August 1999 - November 1999, Student, Security Forces Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. November 1999 - April 2007, Installation Entry Controller, Armorer, Patrolman, Desk Sergeant, Assistant NCOIC, Elite Gate Guards, NCOIC, Physical Security, 42d Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
(February 2002 - July 2002, Security Forces Member, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
(August 2004 - February 2005, Customs Border Clearing Agent, Joint Area Support Group, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait)
4. April 2007 - July 2012, Security Forces Leader, Assistant NCOIC, Standardization Evaluation, Unit Training Manager, Security Forces Trainer, NCOIC, Training, Flight Chief, NCOIC, Operations, 569th United States Forces Police Squadron, Vogelweh AS, Germany
(July 2008 - February 2009, NCOIC, Biometric Automated Toolset, 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Camp Bucca, Iraq)
5. July 2012 - January 2015, Flight Chief, NCOIC, Operations, 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
6. January 2015 - September 2015, Superintendent, Tactical Response Force, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
7. September 2015 - October 2016, Superintendent, Air Base Defense and Intelligence, 51st Security Forces Squadron, Osan AB, Korea
8. October 2016 - August 2019, Superintendent, NATO Military Police Operations & Headquarters Allied Air Command US Senior Enlisted Leader, Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein AB, Germany
9. August 2019 - August 2021, Security Forces Manager, 55th Security Forces Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.(January 2021 - June 2021, Security Forces Manager, 378th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
10. August 2021 - Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 2d Mission Support Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal
2009 Lance P. Sijan Award, 86th Airlift Wing
2010 Security Forces Combat Leaders Course Distinguished Graduate
2010 Security Forces Outstanding Support Staff NCO of the year, 569th United States Forces Police Squadron 2011 Department of Defense African American History Award, 86th Airlift Wing
2011 Flight of the Year, 569th United States Forces Police Squadron
2013 Security Forces Outstanding Support Staff SNCO of the year, 20th Air Force 2013 Missile Security SNCO of the year, United States Strategic Command
2014 Lance P. Sijan Award, 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron 2014 SNCO of the year, 91st Missile Wing
2014 Security Forces Outstanding Support Staff SNCO of the year, 91st Security Forces Group 2015 Professional Team of the year, 91st Missile Wing
2015 Security Forces Outstanding Support Staff SNCO of the year, 91st Security Forces Group 2016 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award, 51st Mission Support Group
2018 Security Forces Outstanding Support Staff SNCO of the year, Headquarters Allied Air Command 2018 Verne Orr Award, Air Force District of Washington
2018 Air Force International Affairs Excellence Award, Air Force District of Washington 2020 Verne Orr Award, 16th Air Force
2020 Air Combat Command Best Security Forces Large Unit Award
2020 McKone-Olmsted Trophy Award (Best Squadron in the 55th Wing/#1 of 30)
(Current as of November 2021)