Master Sergeant MATTHEW R. WEBER

Master Sgt. Matthew R. Weber is the senior enlisted leader for the 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  In this position, he advises the Installation’s Civil Engineer Director on readiness, health, morale, welfare, and the effective utilization of 105 Airmen and civilians executing emergency response, maintenance, repair, and capital improvement of a 3,000-acre area of responsibility at two geographically separated locations supporting 42,000 active-duty, reserve, civilian and contract personnel, students, and families in direct support of Air University, the 908th Airlift Wing, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Space Command units, the Defense Information Systems Agency and more than 45 mission partners. 

Sergeant Weber was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised near Los Angeles, CA.  He joined the Air Force in 2007 and graduated from the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy at Goodfellow AFB, Texas.  His background includes operational and leadership positions within the Fire Protection career field, and he served in a Developmental Special Duty as a Professional Military Education Instructor at Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Germany from 2017 to 2023.  His assignments include bases in California, Germany, Honduras, Maryland, and Alabama, as well as deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, And Inherant Resolve.  Prior to assuming his current position, he was the assistant fire chief for operations, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.   

2007  Louis F. Garland Fire Academy, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
2012  Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, Calif.
2012  Associate of Fire Science Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Ala.
2016  Bachelor of Arts Emergency Disaster Management, American Military University, W.Va.
2017  Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2017  Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018  Associate of Instructor Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Ala.
2019  Senior Joint Enlisted Professional Military Education I Course
2022  Flight Commander and Senior Enlisted Leader Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2022  Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Course
2022  Leadership Development Course for Squadron Command, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2023  Master of Arts Emergency Disaster Management, American Military University, W. Va.

April 2007 – June 2007, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
June 2007 – September 2007, Student, Technical Training, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
October 2007 – November 2008, Firefighter, Travis AFB, Calif.
November 2008 – June 2010, Driver/Operator, Travis AFB, Calif.
June 2010 – May 2013, Lead Firefighter, Travis AFB, Calif.
June 2013 – October 2015, Lead Firefighter, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
October 2015 – June 2017, Noncommissioned Officer for Training, Ramstein AB, Germany
July 2017 – June 2020, Noncommissioned Officer Academy Instructor, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
June 2020 – January 2021, Station Chief, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras
January 2021 – June 2021, Assistant Chief for Health & Safety, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras
July 2021 – March 2022, Noncommissioned Officer In-Charge of Logistics, Joint Board Andrews, Md.
March 2022 – July 2023, Assistant Chief for Operations, JB Andrews, Md.
July 2023 – Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Humanitarian Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 
Iraq Campaign Medal

2012  Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2016  Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Officer of the Year 
2016  United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Force Africa Fire Officer of the Year
2017  Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2018  USAFE-AFAFRICA Chief of Staff, Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award 
2019  USAFE-AFAFRICA Chief of Staff, NCO of the Year
2020  12th Air Force South, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2021  316th Civil Engineer Squadron, Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Award 
2021  316th Mission Support Group, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2022  316th Wing, Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Award
2022  AFDW, Military Fire Officer of the Year
2023  316th Mission Support Group, Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award

Master Sergeant – October 1, 2022
Technical Sergeant – March 1, 2017
Staff Sergeant – November 1, 2012
Senior Airman – October 1, 2009 
Airman First Class – June 1, 2007 
Airman Basic – April 17, 2007

(Current as of Jan 23, 2024)