CMSgt Jael R. Siekert, is the Force Support Squadron Senior Enlisted Leader, 190th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Forbes Field, Kansas. Chief Siekert is responsible for the morale, readiness, training, safety, and effectiveness of 44 airmen and four civilian employees, in support of the mission and operations of Manpower, Personnel, Base Training, Formal Schools, Fitness, Dining, Mortuary Affairs and Readiness, to include empowering innovation and developing future leaders in the profession of arms.
Chief Siekert began her career with the Wisconsin Air National Guard (ANG) in April 1998 as a Food Service Apprentice at the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin. Upon completion of basic military training, she attended the USAF/Navy Consolidated Food Service course at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, graduating in September 1998. Chief Siekert deployed in February 2002 as a Food Service Journeyman to Prince Sultan Air Base, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to deploying, she was selected for and later retrained to be the State Staff Personnel Technician, Joint Force Headquarters-Wisconsin, responsible for promotions, awards and decorations for three bases, while administratively supporting state senior leadership. In 2008, Chief Siekert accepted a reassignment to the 128th Air Control Squadron, Volk Field Air National Guard Base, where she served as the Commander Support Staff Senior Noncommissoned Officer responsible for Personnel programs and administrative actions of 184 members. Upon selection for a Statutory Tour with the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Detachment 41, Chief Siekert relocated to Buckley Space Force Base (SFB) in May 2019 as the Operations Branch Chief, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center (HQ ARPC). She managed a team of 12 airmen and civilians responsible for the Knowledge Management Program, System Support office, Field Support Service Element, and Customer Service case management. Additionally, she produced operational metrics for the Personnel and Total Force Services Director, commanders, and senior Air Force leadership.
Prior to assuming her current position, Chief Siekert was the Transition Division Manager, HQ ARPC, responsible for managing 5 branches, consisting of 56 personnel, across multiple highly visible programs; to include Guard and Reserve Separations, Retirements, Casualty Reporting, and the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) Project Office. Additionally, she provided mentorship and leadership across the Center, taking on additional duties during several key staff vacancies.
2002 Airman Leadership School, by correspondence
2003 Personnel Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2005 Personnel Craftsman Course, 115 Fighter Wing, Madison, Wis.
2008 Bachelor of Arts, Management and Communication, Concordia University, Madison, Wis.
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2010 Associate of Applied Science, Fitness, Recreation and Hotel Management, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Processing Federal Personnel Actions, Graduate School, Madison, Wis.
2013 Associate of Applied Science, Human Resources Management, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, by correspondence
2014 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2015 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2019 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course II, Joint Forces Staff College, by correspondence
2023 ANG Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
- June 1998–July 1998, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
- August 1998- September 1998, Student, Technical Training School, Lackland AFB, Texas
- September 1998 – November 2002, Food Service Journeyman, 115 Services Flight, Truax Field, Wis.
- February 2002- April 2002, Food Service Journeyman, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia)
- November 2002 – July 2008, State Staff Personnel Journeyman, Joint Force Headquarters, Wis.
- June 2006 – August 2006, Security Forces augmentee, Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base, England)
- July 2008 – April 2019, Personnel Craftsman, 128 Air Control Squadron, Volk Field, Wis.
- May 2019 – June 2021, Superintendent, Operations Division, HQ Air Personnel Reserve Center, Buckley AFB, Col.
- June 2021 – July 2022, Superintendent, Transitions Division, HQ Air Personnel Reserve Center, Buckley SFB, Col.
- July 2022 – Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, Force Support Squadron, 190th ARW, Forbes Field, Kan.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer (SNCO) of the Year, 128 Air Control Squadron, Wis.
2012 Superior Team Award, Unit Compliance Inspection, 115 Fighter Wing, Wis.
2015 SNCO of the Year, 128 Air Control Squadron, Wis.
2018 SNCO of the Year, Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wis.
2020 SNCO of the Year, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Col.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard
American Association of University Women
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class Apr. 17, 1998
Senior Airman Jan. 1, 1999
Staff Sergeant May 15, 2004
Technical Sergeant May 15, 2006
Master Sergeant Sep. 15, 2008
Senior Master Sergeant Aug. 1, 2019
Chief Master Sergeant Sep. 23, 2022
(Current as of April 2023)