CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT RANDI A. HILL
CMSgt Randi A. Hill is the Command Chief, 184th Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 1,200-plus members of the 184th operate a diverse set of missions focusing on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations as well as network and information operations, full spectrum command and control, and the Smoky Hill Weapons Range. The Wing also fields a full complement of support functions including civil engineering, medical, security forces, logistics, finance, and force support units. The 184th Wing operates as a key node in the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, providing deployed combat forces near-real time processing, exploitation, and diseemination of reconnaissance aircraft sensor data. Additionally, the wing is responsible for the operation and security of the entire Air National Guard network cyber domain. CMSgt Hill is responsible for advising commanders and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, welfare, mission effectiveness, and proper utilization of the command’s 1,000-plus enlisted Airmen that are assigned to five groups comprised of 14 squadrons, of which two are geographically separated.
CMSgt Hill entered the Active Duty Air Force in September 1993. Her first duty assignment was as a Pharmacy Technician at the 22nd Medical Group, McConnell AFB, Kansas. In 1995, CMSgt Hill was approved to Palace Chase into the Air National Guard and was further assigned to the 184th Medical Group. While assigned to the Medical Group, she provided pharmacy services on a Humanitarian Assignment to the surrounding areas of Soto Cano AB, Honduras. She also provided medical support during a joint NATO exercise involving the 82nd Airborne in the Ukraine. CMSgt Hill served as a drill status guardsmen until 2002. During her time as a drill status guardsmen, CMSgt Hill graduated from Friend’s University with a degree in Business Management while also being employed by Yellow Frieght where she worked as an Air Freight Supervisor. In 2002, CMSgt Hill began her AGR career as a Production Recruiter in the Military Personnel Flight. After several years as a recruiter, she was selected for an Aifield Management position in the 184th Operations Support Squadron. After one year in the OSS, the squadron was selected to close under BRAC and CMSgt Hill retrained into the education and training career field. Following her three years as the NCOIC, Force Development, she retrained into the Personnel Career field. In 2009, the Retetion Office Manager career field required that individuals must have been a prior recruiter. The Military Personnel Flight Commander reassigned her to fulfill the Retention Manager position due to having prior recruiting experience. In 2010, the MPF and Services Squadrons combined into one squadron and CMSgt Hill was selected as the Superintendent of Sustainment Services overseeing a twenty person team in the newly merged squadron. In 2012, CMSgt Hill was reassigned back to the Personnel career field as the Superintendent of Manpower and Personnel in the Force Support Squadron. Prior to assuming her current position, she spent three years as the Chief Enlisted Manager of the 184th Force Support Squadron overseeing a team of 51 personnel who supported the wing in functions and activities of personnel, education and training, manpower, administration, recruiting and retention, and sustainment services.
1994 Pharmacy Technical Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1997 NCO Preparatory Course, McConnell AFB, Kan.
1998 A.A.S, Mortuary Science, Kansas City Kansas Community College, KC, Kan.
2000 Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Management, Friends University, Wichita, Kan.
2002 ANG Recruiter Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2006 Education and Training Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2008 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Montgomery, Ala.
2009 ANG Retention Office Manager Course, McGhee Tyson, Tenn.
2010 ANG Mortuary Affairs Course, McGhee Tyson, Tenn.
2010 ANG PRIME RIBS Readiness Managers Course, McGhee Tyson, Tenn.
2013 A.S. Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2013 A.S. Education and Training Management, Community College of the Air Force
2015 Leadership ELITE, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.
2016 Air National Guard Chiefs Executive Course, ANG Readiness Center, Washington, D.C.
1993 – 1995, Pharmacy Technician, 22nd Medical Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
1996 – 2002, Pharmacy Technician, 184th Medical Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2002 – 2005, Air National Guard Recruiter, 184th Mission Support Flight, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2005 – 2006, Airfield Management, 184th Operations Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2006 – 2009, NCOIC, Force Development, 184th Missions Support Flight, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2009 – 2009, NCOIC, Manpower and Personnel, 184th Mission Support Flight, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2009 – 2010, Retention Office Manager, 184th Force Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2010 – 2012, Superintendent, Sustainment Services, 184th Force Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2012 – 2015, Superintendent, Manpower and Personnel, 184th Force Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2016 – 2019, Chief Enlisted Manager, 184th Force Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2019 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 184th Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit with five oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one device
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Kansas National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon
Kansas Air National Guard Recruiting Ribbon
Kansas National Guard Commendation Ribbon
Kansas National Guard service Medal with two devices
Kansas National Guard Achievement Ribbon with one device
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas
Air Force Sergeants Association
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic Sept 2, 1993
Airman Mar 2, 1994
Airman First Class Jan 2, 1995
Senior Airman Feb 2, 1996
Staff Sergeant Feb 2, 1998
Technical Sergeant Jun 18, 2002
Master Sergeant Jul 9, 2005
Senior Master Sergeant Sep 22, 2011
Chief Master Sergeant Jan 4, 2016
(Current as of December 2019)