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Chief Master Sergeant Philip B. Hudson is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Seventh Air Force, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. He serves as the principle senior enlisted advisor to the commander on morale, welfare, training, mission readiness and effective utilization of more than 9,500 combat-ready personnel assigned to two wings, one air operations center, five collocated operating bases and 19 geographically-separated operating locations. As the senior enlisted Airman for the Air Component Command of United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command, he regularly interfaces with Republic of Korea and United States service component senior enlisted leaders to ensure the combat readiness of the alliance.

Chief Master Sergeant Hudson entered the Air Force in June 1992. He has deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan, Enduring Freedom-Philippines and Inherent Resolve. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 51st Fighter Wing.


1996 Airman Leadership School, USAF Academy, Colorado

2002 Associates Degree in Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2005 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hickam AFB, Hawaii

2006 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University, Washington, DC

2006 Associates Degree in Computer Science, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

2009 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2011 Bachelor of Arts in American Military History with minor in American Studies, American Military University, Manassas, Virginia (with honors; summa cum laude)

2012 Air Mobility Command Chiefs Leadership Course, Scott AFB, Illinois

2014 Professional Managers Certificate, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2014 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

2015 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2016 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2016 Air Force Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama (senior mentor)

2017 Keystone, National Defense University, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

2017 China and East Asia Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.

2018 Air Force Forces (AFFOR) Senior Staff Course (AFSSC), Hulburt Field, Florida



1. June 1992 – August 1992, Trainee, 3743rd Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. August 1992 – December 1992, Student, Systems Control Technical School, 335th Technical Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, Mississippi

3. January 1993 – January 1995, Range Tech Controller, 21st Space Operations Squadron, Onizuka AS, California

4. February 1995 – February 1996, Circuit Actions Technician, 51st Communications Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea

5. March 1996 – July 1999, Circuit Actions NCO, 721st Communications Squadron, Cheyenne Mountain AS, Colorado

6. August 1999 – August 2000, Communications Nodal Control Element Team Chief, 607th Combat Communications Squadron, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea

7. September 2000 – September 2003, NCOIC, Circuit Actions, 786th Communications Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

8. September 2003 – September 2006, NCOIC, Contingency and Operations Branch, Headquarters Defense Information Systems Agency-Pacific, Wheeler AAF, Hawaii

9. September 2006 – August 2008, Flight Chief, Information Systems Flight, 17th Communications Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas

10. August 2008 – July 2011, J6 Senior Enlisted Leader, Headquarters United States European Command, Patch Barracks, Germany

11. August 2011 – August 2012, Superintendent, Special Operations Division, 437th Operations Group, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

12. September 2012 – April 2014, Superintendent, 1st Combat Communications Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

13. May 2014 – December 2015, Superintendent, 435th Contingency Response Group, Ramstein AB, Germany

14. December 2015 – June 2017, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

15. June 2017 – November 2018, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, Republic of Korea

16. November 2018 – Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Seventh Air Force, Osan AB, Republic of Korea



Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Army Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Army Achievement Medal

Air Force Recognition Ribbon



1997 Airman of the Year, 721st Support Group

2001 NCO of the Year, 86th Airlift Wing

2002 Communications & Information Professional of the Year, United States Air Forces in Europe

2004 NCO of the Year, Defense Information Systems Agency-Pacific

2005 Enlisted Service Member of the Year, Pacific Federal Executive Board

2005 John L. Levitow Graduate, Hickam NCO Academy

2007 SNCO of the Year, 17th Training Wing

2007 Joint Senior Service Member of the Year, Goodfellow AFB

2009 Distinguished Graduate, Air Force SNCO Academy

2009 Joint Senior Enlisted of the Year, United States European Command

2010 Air Force Cyberspace Systems SNCO of the Year



Chief Master Sergeant December 1, 2012