Chief Master Sergeant KRISTIN L. THOMPSON

Chief Master Sgt. Kristin L. Thompson currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 42nd Force Support Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In this capacity, she provides oversight of vital mission support functions through manpower and personnel, services sustainment, force development, Airman and family services, community services along with mortuary affairs, honor guard, and installation readiness. She is also the personnel program advisor to 30 senior raters, 14 wing equivalents, five general officers, 111 colonels, 63 commanders, and three command chiefs. Additionally, she oversees the training and mentorship of the 88 Air Force personnel and 15 unit program managers assigned to the installation.

Chief Master Sgt. Thompson enlisted in the Air Force in 1996, as a services apprentice. Her background includes various duties within services and force support at the unit and field operating agency levels. Her other areas of responsibility include, food service shift leader, food service accountant, lodging front desk supervisor, lodging operations training manager, mortuary technician, unit deployment manager, Air Force services center readiness manager, Air Expeditionary force support deployment scheduler, and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Force Support Readiness functional manager. Her assignments include bases in Wyoming, North Carolina, South Korea, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma.

2001 Airman Leadership School, Pope Air Force Base, N. C.
2006 Associate Degree in Hospitality, Restaurant and Fitness Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Bachelor of Science degree, Business Management, University of Phoenix, Ariz.
2010 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2011 Joint Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Masters of Business Administration, Webster University, Miss.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Part II, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2020 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

October 1996 – November 1996, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
November 1996 – January 1997, Student, Services Tech School, Medina Annex, Texas
January 1997 – March 1998, Missile Chef, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
March 1998 – April 2002, Food Service Specialist, Pope AFB, N. C.
April 2002- April 2003, Front Desk Supervisor, Osan Air Base, South Korea
April 2003 – September 2003, Food Service Shift Leader, Barksdale AFB, La.
September 2003 – June 2006, Lodging Specialist, Barksdale AFB, La.
June 2006 – July 2006, Dining Facility Shift Leader, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
July 2006 – January 2007, Lodging Front Desk Clerk, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
January 2007 – February 2009, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Mortuary Affairs, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
February 2009 – February 2010, Protocol Assistant, Little Rock AFB, Ark
February 2010 – June 2010, NCOIC Readiness Operations, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
June 2010 – November 2012, Services Readiness Manager, Air Force Services Agency, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
November 2012 – August 2015, Superintendent, AEF Force Support Scheduling Section, AFPC, JB San Antonio, Texas
August 2015 – September 2016, FSS Readiness Functional Manager, AFIMSC, JB San Antonio, Texas
September 2016 – December 2018, Superintendent, Sustainment Services Flight, 673rd Force Support Squadron, JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
December 2018 – August 2019, Operations Superintendent, 673rd Force Support Squadron, JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
August 2019 – August 2020, Superintendent, Sustainment Services Flight, 5th Force Support Squadron, Minot AFB, N. D.
August 2020 – January 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 97th Force Support Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.
January 2022 - present, Senior Enlisted Leaders, 42nd Force Support Squadron, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.

Airman Oct.16, 1996
Airman First Class Aug. 16, 1997
Senior Airmen Oct. 16, 1999
Staff Sergeant Aug. 1, 2001
Technical Sergeant Nov. 1, 2007
Master Sergeant Jan. 1, 2013
Senior Master Sergeant Dec. 1, 2016
Chief Master Sergeant June 1, 2020 

(Current as of July 23, 2023)