CMSgt Ben Webb is the 190th Operations Group Senior Enlisted Leader at 190th Air Refueling Wing, Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas. He is the Group’s senior enlisted leader and principal advisor to the commander on matters affecting the health, morale, welfare, readiness, professional development and effective utilization of more than 90 enlisted Airmen.
CMSgt Ben Webb began his military career in the United States Navy on May 30th, 1995. After completing basic training and Navy Aircraft Structural Maintenance technical school, he was assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 where he worked on F/A-18 A/B/C/D model aircraft. CMSgt Webb wrapped up his Navy enlistment on 31 May 1999 and returned home to Illinois. In October 2003, CMSgt Webb joined the 190 ARW Maintenance Squadron where he served in the Repair and Reclamation section as a temporary technician for the KC-135 strut mod. CMSgt Webb applied for a full-time technician position in early 2004 and was selected to serve as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic within the Maintenance Squadron. During his time in structural maintenance, he served in the Quality Assurance office as a traditional Quality Assurance inspector until being hired as full-time inspector in February 2015. From February 2015 until November 2017, CMSgt Webb served in the 190 Maintenance Group Quality Assurance office until being selected as the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-Flight Chief. CMSgt Webb served as the A-Flight Chief from November 2017 to January 2022 until being selected as the Quality Assurance Superintendent. In 2023 he was selected as the 190th Operations Group Superintendent, advising the Commander on issues involving the enlisted force and mission critical issues for the group.
CMSgt Webb earned his Associates in Applied Science Degree from the Community College of the Air Force in April 2015 and his Bachelor’s in General Studies with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University. Throughout his military career in the Air National Guard, CMSgt Webb has completed several TDYs and has deployed in support of missions to CENTCOM, PACOM and EUCOM.
2005 Airman Leadership School, McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kan.
2009 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Louisville, Tenn. by correspondence
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Community College of the Air Force degree, Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technology, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. by correspondence
2023 Bachelor’s Degree, General Studies, Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, Kan.
- May 1995 – May 1999, Aircraft Structural Mechanic, VX-9, China Lake, Calif.
- October 2003 – June 2004, Repair and Reclamation Technician, 190 MXS, Forbes Field, Kan.
- June 2004 – February 2015, Aircraft Structural Mechanic, 190 MXS, Forbes Field, Kan.
- February 2015 – November 2017, Quality Assurance Specialist, 190 MXG, Forbes Field, Kan.
- November 2017 – January 2022, Flight Chief, 190 AMXS, Forbes Field, Kan.
- January 2022 – Present, Quality Assurance Superintendent, 190 MXG, Forbes Field, Kan.
- September 2023- Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 190 OG, Forbes Field, Kan.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Meritorious Unit Award 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal 1 Service Star
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air and Space Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air and Space Longevity Service Award 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal 1 Hourglass Device and 2 "M" Devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Kansas National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon
Kansas National Guard Service Medal 1 Device
Kansas National Guard Achievement Ribbon
2005 Academic Achievement Award, Airman Leadership School
2013 Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard, Life Member
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant, 04 April 2022
(Current as of SEPTEMBER 2023)