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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JACOB LARSEN

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Chief  Master  Sergeant  Jacob  J.  Larsen  is  the  2d Maintenance Group Superintendent at 
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.      He   advises   the   Maintenance   Group commander   on   matters   
affecting   quality,   welfare, morale  and  leadership  of  more  than  1,800  enlisted personnel. 
 He is responsible to the commander for the logistics  and  maintenance  production  on  28  B-52H 
aircraft   valued   at   2.4   billion   dollars.      The   Chief organizes, trains and equips 
personnel to execute safe and compliant aircraft and munitions maintenance.  He manages manpower to 
ensure authorization levels are aligned   with   operational   requirements,   and   directs 
training for 27 diverse career fields.

Chief  Larsen  entered  active  duty  in  June  1993  as  a Helicopter  Apprentice  and  completed  
the  Helicopter Maintenance  Course  at  Sheppard  Air  Force  Base, Texas.  He has maintained both 
HH-60G and MH-53M helicopters  and  he’s  led  maintenance  teams  on  the HC-130J,   B-52H,   
KC-10,   EQ/RQ-4,   E-3,   and   U-2 aircraft.  His combat experience includes multiple tours in  support  of  Operations  PROVIDE  
COMFORT  II, IRAQI       FREEDOM,       ENDURING       FREEDOM, INHERENT  RESOLVE  and  FREEDOM’S  
SENTINEL with deployments to Turkey, Italy, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sicily, Kuwait, Qatar, and United Arab 
Emirates.


EDUCATION
1998 Airman Leadership School, RAF Feltwell, England
2005 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2008 Evasion and Conduct after Capture (ECAC) Course, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington

2008 USAF Air Advisor Course, Joint Base Dix/McGuire/Lakehurst, New Jersey
2010 Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, CCAF
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course

2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, AL
2013 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF

2015 Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Co
2016 Chief Leadership Course, Gunter AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENT
1.  Jul 1993, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2.  Aug 1993 – Dec 1993, Student, Helicopter Maintenance, Sheppard AFB, TX
3.  Jan 1994 – Dec 1997, MH-60G Crew Chief, 55 Helicopter Maintenance Unit, Hurlburt Fld, FL
4.  Jan 1998 – Jul 2001, MH-53M Flying Crew Chief, 352 Maintenance Sq, RAF Mildenhall, England,
5.  Aug 2001 – Feb 2004, QA Evaluator, , 352 Maintenance Group RAF Mildenhall, England
6.  Mar 2004 – Feb 2008, Flightline Expeditor, 352 Maintenance Sq, RAF Mildenhall, England
7.  Mar 2008 – Jun 2012, Production Supt, 55 Helicopter Maintenance Unit, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
8.  Jul 2012 – Oct 2013, Asst. Superintendent, 55 Helicopter Maintenance Unit, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
9.  Nov 2013 – Dec 2014, Flight Chief, 923 Aircraft Support Flight, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
10.  Jan 2015 – Dec 2015, Superintendent, 79 Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
11.  Jan 2016 –  Mar 2016, Superintendent, 11th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Barksdale AFB, LA
12.  Apr 2016 –  Aug 2016, Superintendent, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Barksdale AFB, LA
13.  Sep 2016 –  Jan 2018, Superintendent, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Barksdale AFB, LA
14.  Feb 2018 –  Apr, 2019, Superintendent, 2d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
15.  May 2019 –  Present, Superintendent, 2d Maintenance Group, Barksdale AFB, LA


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with seven oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Gallant Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/Valor and eight oak leaf clusters

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three stars

Iraq Campaign Medal with one star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and five oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2009 SNCO Maintenance Professional of the Quarter, 923 Maintenance Sq
2010 SNCO Maintenance Professional of the Quarter, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq

2010 SNCO Maintenance Professional of the Year, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq

2011 SNCO Maintenance Professional of the Year, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq

2013 SNCO Maintenance Professional of the Quarter, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq

2013 SNCO Lieutenant General Lew Allen Award, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq
2014 SNCO Maintenance Support Professional of the Year, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq

2014 SNCO Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award, 923 Aircraft Maintenance Sq

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant     1 May, 2016
(Current as of Aug 2019)