Commanders and Chiefs

Air Force Leadership

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Lloyd J. Austin III

Secretary of Defense

Lloyd James Austin III was sworn in as the 28th Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021. Mr. Austin is the principal assistant to the President in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and serves on the National Security Council.

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Mr. Frank Kendall

Secretary of the Air Force

Frank Kendall is the 26th Secretary of the Air Force responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the U.S. Air and Space Forces. In this capacity, he directs the Department of the Air Force’s annual budget exceeding $168 billion, provides Air and Space forces to combatant commanders for global military operations, and is accountable for the welfare of nearly 700,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen and Guardians and their families.

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Gen. David W. Allvin

Chief of Staff

Gen. David W. Allvin is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

316th Wing Leadership

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Col. Todd Randolph

Commander

Colonel Todd Randolph is the commander of the 316th Wing and installation commander for Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland.

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CMSgt. Jackson A. Helzer

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Jackson A. Helzer is the Command Chief of the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland.

Air Force District of Washington Leadership

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Maj. Gen. Daniel A. DeVoe

Commander

Maj. Gen. Daniel A. DeVoe is the Commander of the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events. AFDW also provides major-command-level support for 33,000 military and civilian personnel assigned worldwide.

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CMSgt Leon O. Calloway

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Leon Calloway is dual-hatted as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the Senior Enlisted Leader responsible to the Commander on matters concerning the readiness, effective utilization, welfare and professional development of AFDW’s Airmen. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and significant ceremonial events. AFDW provides major command level support to over 33,000 military and civilian Airmen worldwide.

Naval Air Facility Washington Leadership

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Capt. Page Felini

Commanding Officer

Captain Page Felini graduated from the University of Virginia on a Naval ROTC scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. She attended aviation preflight indoctrination and flight school in Pensacola, FL and Meridian, MS. After carrier qualification, she was designated a Naval Aviator and reported to VFA-122 at NAS Lemoore, CA, for initial training in the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

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CMDMC Philip T. Smith

Command Master Chief 

Master Chief Petty Officer Philip Smith is a native of Cincinnati,
graduating from Winton Woods High School in 1992. In April 1993
he enlisted in the United States Navy and completed basic training at Recruit Training Center,
San Diego.

89th Airlift Wing Leadership

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Col. Angela F. Ochoa

Commander

Colonel Angela F. Ochoa is the Commander, 89th Airlift
Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. She is
responsible for worldwide special air mission airlift,
logistics, aerial port and communications support for the
President, Vice President, cabinet members, combatant
commanders, and other senior military an d elected leaders as
tasked by the White House, Air Force Chief of Staff and Air
Mobility Command

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CMSGT Noah B. Bliss

Command Chief 

Chief Master Sgt. Noah Bliss is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.  He is the senior enlisted leader and advisor to the commander on all matters impacting the professional development, readiness, resilience, talent management and effective utilization of the organization’s enlisted force. 

113th Wing Leadership

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Brig. Gen. Shannon D. Smith

Commander

Brig. Gen. Shannon D. Smith is the Commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md. His responsibilities encompass a wing with over 1,300 members.

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CMSgt. Sterlin G. Wilson

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Sterlin G. Wilson is the Command Chief of the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the Senior Enlisted Leader and the principal advisor to the Commander on all matters influencing the readiness, morale, and welfare of the enlisted force of the wing.

459th Air Refueling Wing Leadership

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Col. Roland C. Tsui

Commander

Col. Roland C. Tsui is the Commander of the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He leads more than 1,300 military and civilian personnel in 20 units employing eight KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The 459th supports Air Mobility Command's worldwide air refueling mission.

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CMSgt. Sharese N. Junious

Command Cheif

Chief Master Sergeant Sharese Junious is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. She is the primary advisor to the commander and staff on matters related to the morale, welfare, discipline, professional development, and utilization of nearly 1,300 enlisted personnel. 

Joint Base Andrews Leadership