Chief Master Sgt. Kristian Farve

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Chief Master Sergeant Kristian D. Farve is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 90th Missile Wing, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. He is the primary advisor to the commander in support of over 4,200 military, civilian, and contract personnel who provide strategic nuclear deterrence by operating, maintaining, securing, and supporting 15 missile alert facilities and 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles on constant alert status, ready to launch at the direction of the President of the United States.

 

Chief Farve was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and entered the Air Force in March of 1991. His background includes training and qualification initially as a Fuels Specialist, and later as an Airborne Mission Systems Technician. He has completed contingency deployments in support of Operations PROVIDE COMFORT, NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESOLVE while amassing over 2,800 flight hours including more than 600 combat and combat support hours.

 

Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Farve served as the Operations Group Superintendent, 90th Operations Group, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

 

EDUCATION

1995 Airman Leadership School, Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M.

2002 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas

2006 Awarded AAS Degree, Information Systems Technology, CCAF

2006 Awarded AAS Degree, Instructor of Technology and Military Science

2006 Acquisition University Test and Evaluation Courseware

2006 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy by correspondence.

2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, by correspondence

2009 USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy, TRACEN Petaluma, Calif.

2016 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, San Antonio, Texas

2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, I&II by correspondence

2017 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

July 1991 - July 1994, Fuels Bulk Storage Attendant, 3rd Supply Squadron, Elmendorf AFB Alaska July 1994 - May 1996, NCOIC, Fuels Ops, 49th Material Maintenance Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.

May 1996 - August 1998, Assistant NCOIC, Supply Readiness, 49th Supply Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.

August 1998 - September 1998, Airborne Mission Systems Technician Student, Keesler AFB, Miss.

September 1999 - June 2001, Airborne Radar Technician, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

June 2001 - June 2002, Instructor Airborne Radar Technician, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

June 2003 - June 2005, NCOIC, Radar Systems Training, 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

June 2005 - December 2006, Flight Chief, Technician Training Flight, 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

December 2006 - September 2008, Deputy TD, AWACS 40/45, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

September 2008 - July 2010, Test Director, AWACS 40/45, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

June 2010 - June 2012, Operations Superintendent, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

June 2012 - June 2014, Operations Superintendent, 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, JBER, Alaska June 2014 - December 2014, Chief Enlisted Manager, 3rd Operations Support Squadron, JBER, Alaska

December 2015 - May 2016, Group Superintendent, 9th Operations Group, Beale AFB, Calif.

October 2015 - May 2016, Group Superintendent, 451st Air Expeditionary Group, Kandahar, Afghanistan (deployed)

June 2016 – August 2016, Group Superintendent, 90th Operations Group, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

August 2016 – present, Command Chief, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf cluster

Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal  

Medal Humanitarian Service Medal

NATO Medal, Afghanistan

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2000 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron NCO of the Year

2005 552d ACW NCO of the Quarter

2006 8th AF Operational Warrior of the Year

2006 552d ACW SNCO of the Quarter

2006 Tinker AFB SNCO of the Quarter

2008 AFOTEC, National Defense Industry Association, Tester of the Year

2010 552d ACW SNCO of the Quarter

2011 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron SNCO of the Year

 

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant            June 2014

 

 

(Current as of August 2017)