Chief Master Sergeant REGINA L. MONK

Chief Master Sgt. Regina L. Monk serves as the Command Chief for the 189th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Chief Monk advises commanders and staff o mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of the wing’s enlisted Airmen and takes action to address shortfalls and challenges. He provides leadership to the enlisted force and is the functional manager for group superintendents and first sergeants within the wing.

Chief Monk graduated from El Dorado High School in May 1982, enlisting in the United States Air Force September 1982. Upon graduating basic training, she attended technical training at Sheppard AFB, Texas, where she served as a Passenger and Household Goods Specialist. In August of 1986, she received a remote assignment to Comiso Air Station, Sicily, with a follow-on assignment to Eaker AFB, Ark. After arriving on station, she was the noncommissioned officer in charge of the outbound section within the traffic management office. After serving at Eaker AFB, Chief Monk was assigned to Taegu Air Base, South Korea as a customs inspector for shipping. Her follow-on assignment was Upper Heyford RAF, United Kingdom. In July 1992, she separated from active duty at Charleston AFB, South Carolina and remained as an inactive reservist until 1994. In September 1998, Chief Monk enlisted into the Air Force Reserve assigned to the 917th Reserve Unit, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. She remained with the reserve unit until October 2000.In December 2000, she enlisted with the Arkansas Air National Guard and was assigned to the 89th Logistic Readiness Squadron as a cargo movement specialist. In March 2010, she became the distribution superintendent, overseeing cargo movement, passenger travel and ground operations. In October 2020, she was selected for the position as the 189th Mission Support Group 9G. After serving as the MSG 9G, she was selected as the 189th Airlift Wing Command Chief.

1983 Traffic Management Apprentice Course, Sheppard AFB TX
1988 Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course, Barksdale AFB, LA
2002 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy by Correspondence
2011 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy by Correspondence
2011 Associates in Logistics Management, CCAF
2012 Associates of Art, Arkansas State University-Beebe, Beebe, AR
2014 Bachelors of Professional Development-Criminal Justice, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

1. December 1982 – February 1983, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. February 1983 – April 983, Student, Traffic Management Specialist, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. April 1983 – July 1986, Passenger and Household Goods Specialist, 92nd, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
4. August 1986 – September 1987, Outbound Cargo Specialist, Comiso Air Station, Sicily, Italy
5. October 1987 – September 1989, NCOIC of Outbound Cargo, Eaker AFB, Ark.
6. October 1989 – October 1990, Traffic Management Specialist, Teagu Air Base, South Korea
7. December 1990 – July 1992, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, United Kingdom
8. September 1998 – October 2000, 917th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
9. December 2000 – September 2020, Cargo Movement Section Leader, 189th LRS, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
10. October 2020 – October 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 189th Missions Support Group, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
11. October 2022 – Present, Command Chief, 189th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Ark.

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters

2014 Magna Cum Laude,
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Arkansas Technical University, Russellville, Ark.

Airman Basic Sept. 1, 1982
Airman Feb. 1, 1983
Airman First Class Sept. 1, 1983
Senior Airman March 18, 1985
Sergeant March 18, 1987
Staff Sergeant Sept. 1, 1994
Technical Sergeant Nov. 1, 2001
Master Sergeant Sept. 10, 2005
Senior Master Sergeant Dec. 4, 2011
Chief Master Sergeant Jan. 11, 2020

(Current as of  August 2023)