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Chief Master Sergeant Daniel C. Simpson is the Superintendent of Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT) and Airmen’s Week at the 737th Training Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is responsible for the supervision, leadership and training of more than 650 permanent party personnel, and a daily student load of more than 6,000. The group conducts all aspects of the Air Force’s enlisted recruit training program, and ensures the orderly transition from civilian to military life for 36,000 Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve non-prior service accessions annually. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Chief Simpson grew up in St. Charles, Missouri and entered the Air Force in 1992 as a Security Policeman where he performed various duties. In 1997, he retrained into the Civil Engineer Readiness (Emergency Management) career field where he held positions as Contingency Skills Instructor, Operations NCOIC, Flight NCOIC, Operational Test Project Manager, Flight Superintendent, and IG Inspector. He has supported and deployed in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, ACTIVE FENCE, and INHERENT RESOLVE.


2000 Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB, TX 2001 Basic Instructor Course, Lackland AFB, TX

2001 Associate of Arts, Emergency of Management, Community College of the Air Force

2002 Associate of Arts, Police Science, Community College of the Air Force

2004 Associate of Arts, Business Management,Wayland Baptist University

2004 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice (with honors),Wayland Baptist University

2005 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL

2010 USAF SNCO Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL

2010 Professional Management Certification, Community College of the Air Force

2013 Master of Arts, Military History (with honors), American Military University

2015 Executive Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hil


1. November 1992 – February 1995, Close-In Sentry, Priority A Entry Controller, 48 SPS, RAF Lakenheath, UK

2. February 1995 – May 1997, Response Force Leader, Armorer, Combat Arms Training and

Maintenance, 49 SFS, Holloman AFB, NM

3. July 1997 – November 1999, Readiness Journeyman, 49 CES, Holloman AFB, NM, (May 1999 – October 1999, Readiness Journeyman, 363 CES, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia)

4. November 1999 – June 2003, Contingency Skills Instructor, 737 TRSS, Lackland AFB, TX

5. June 2003 – February 2004, NCOIC, Readiness Operations and Plans, 37 CES, Lackland AFB, TX

6. February 2004 – February 2005, NCOIC, Readiness Flight, 8 CES, Kunsan AB, ROK

7. February 2005 – August 2008, Superintendent/Operational Testing Project Manager, Agile Combat Support Division, 29 TES, Eglin AFB, FL, (May 2007 – October 2007, Superintendent, Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, 332 ECES, Balad AB, Iraq)

8. August 2008 – August 2009, Superintendent, Readiness and EmergencyManagement Flight, 8 CES, Kunsan AB, ROK

9. August 2009 – September 2011, Superintendent, Mission Support Branch, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Inspector General Directorate, Hurlburt Field, FL

10. September 2011 – September 2012, Chief, Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, 51 CES, Osan AB, ROK

11. October 2012 – June 2013, Superintendent, 49 CES, Holloman AFB, NM

12. June 2013 – May 2014, Superintendent, 49 MSG, Holloman AFB, NM (November 2013 - April 2014, Superintendent, 466P PAES, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan)

13 June 2014 – April 2015, Superintendent, 39 MSG, Incirlik AB, Turkey

14. May 2015 – May 2016, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 8 FW, Kunsan AB, ROK

15. June 2016 – present, Superintendent, 737 TRG, Joint base San Antonio-Lackland, TX


Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with nine oak leaf clusters and valor device

National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star

Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service medal with N device


2000 Athlete of the Year, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, TX 2002 Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor Badge

2006 NCO of the Year, 53dWing, Eglin AFB, FL

2008 SNCO of the Year, 8th FighterWing, Kunsan AB, ROK 2010 Distinguished Graduate, USAF SNCO Academy

2010 SNCO of the Year, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL


Chief Master Sergeant December 2012


(Current as of Jul 2016)