Chief Master Sergeant HOWARD SMITH

Chief Master Sergeant Howard "Ray" Smith is the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. He leads depot maintenance civilians, military, and contractor personnel to include four geographically separated units in support of depot repair, overhaul, and modification of the A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 aircraft, the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system, and a wide range of commodities. Mission areas include landing gear, wheels and brakes, 
rocket motors, air munitions and guided bombs, photonics equipment, training  devices,  software, electronics, avionics, instruments, hydraulics, power systems, and other aerospace-related components. Additionally, he supports Air Force Material Command as the missile maintenance MAJCOM Functional Manager.

Smith enlisted in the Air Force early 2004, after completing the Missile and Space Systems Maintenance course in June 2004 he has served in various locations such as Wyoming, Louisiana, and North Dakota. Throughout his career in ICBM maintenance, he has held several roles, his previous positions include missile maintenance team instructor, evaluator, team chief, assistant NCO in charge, NCO in charge, inspector general team manager, flight chief, and superintendent. Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

2007 Airman Leadership School, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.
2009 Associates in Missile Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Ala.
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Washington D.C., by correspondence
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2015 Professional Manager’s Certification, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Ala.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Washington D.C., by correspondence
2018 Advanced ICBM Operations Course, Salt Lake City, Utah 2019 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Nuclear 300, Advanced Nuclear Concepts, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

1. January 2004–March 2004, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. March 2004–June 2004, Student, 532d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
3. July 2004–October 2004, Technician, Equipment Section, 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
4. October 2004–September 2005, Missile Maintenance, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
5. September 2005–January 2006, Escort, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineering Sq, Balad AB, Iraq
6. January 2006–September 2008, Missile Maintenance Cageman, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, FE  Warren AFB, Wyo.
7. September 2008–November 2010, Missile Maintenance Instructor, 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
8. November 2010–February 2012, Missile Maintenance Evaluator, 90th Maintenance Group, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
9. February 2012–March 2014, Missile Maintenance Team Chief, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
10. March 2014–October 2014, ANCOIC, Mechanical & Pneudraulics Section, 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
11. October 2014–June 2015, NCOIC, Survivable Systems Team, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
12. June 2015–May 2017, Command ICBM Inspector, AFGSC Inspector General Team, Barksdale AFB, La.
13. May 2017–June 2018, Manager, Missile Maintenance Inspections, AFGSC Inspector General Team, Barksdale AFB, La.
14. June 2018–May 2019, Facilities Flight Chief, 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
15. May 2019–August 2020, Generation Flight Chief, 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
16. August 2020–May 2021, Superintendent, Quality Assurance, 91st Maintenance Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
17. May 2021–June 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 91st Maintenance Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
18. June 2022–Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 309th Missile Maintenance Group and Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with 'N' device and two oak leaf clusters

2006 Senior Airman Below the Zone
2007 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2007 Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award, Air Force Space Command 2008 Instructor of the Year, 20th Air Force
2016 SNCO of the Year, Air Force Global Strike Command, Inspector General 2019 Lance P. Sijan Award, 91st Missile Wing
2019 SNCO of the Year, 20th Air Force

Airman July 21, 2004
Airman First Class May 21, 2005
Senior Airman July 21, 2006
Staff Sergeant July 1, 2008
Technical Sergeant Jun 1, 2012
Master Sergeant July 1, 2015
Senior Master Sergeant January 1, 2019
Chief Master Sergeant November 1, 2021

(Current as of July 2023)