Chief Master Sergeant TRAVIS A. WILLIAMS

Chief Master Sergeant Travis A. Williams serves as Deputy Superintendent of the 913th Maintenance Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. He provides direction and guidance to officer and enlisted personnel in a total force association with the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron that supports a diverse range of operations including: air drop, aeromedical evacuation, humanitarian aid, cargo and passenger airlift.

Chief Williams is responsible for maintaining 19 C-130 aircraft with 620 active duty, 82 reserve personnel, and 42 civilian technicians. Chief Williams directs the 913th squadron’s administrative functions and mission preparedness including: personnel development, sustainment, manpower, logistics, training and readiness. Chief Williams’s background includes aircraft inspection, aero repair, and crash recovery, working on KC-135, B-52, A-10 and RQ-4 aircraft while assigned to various bases in California, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The Chief has also served oversees in Iceland, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Guam and Iraq and has deployed in support of Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom & Inherent Resolve. Chief Williams is the base Chief’s group president leading 29 Active Duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard Chiefs at Team Little Rock.

2004 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Development, Central Texas College
2005 Airman Leadership School, Correspondence Course
2005 Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Crashed, Damaged, Disabled, Aircraft Recovery Team Chief Course, Robbins AFB, GA
2014 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence Course
2015 Military Personnel Management Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Correspondence Course
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, National Defense University
2016 Maintenance Supervision and Production Course, Joint Base McGuire-Lakenhurst, NJ

1. October 2001-November 2001, TRAINEE, Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
2. November 2001-March 2002, STUDENT, 82nd Training Group, Sheppard AFB, TX
3. March 2002-October 2006, AIRCRAFT INSPECTOR, 940th Maintenance Squadron, Beale AFB, CA
4. October 2006-December 2009, AIRCRAFT INSPECTOR, 917th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
5. January 2010-June 2010, TRANSIENT ALERT, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, JBB Iraq
6. December 2009-August 2011, AERO REPAIR, 707th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
7. August 2011-June 2015, DEDICATED CREW CHIEF, 13th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale AFB, CA
8. June 2015-September 2020, SPECIALIST FLIGHT CHIEF, 940th Maintenance Squadron, Beale AFB, CA
9. September 2020-Current, DEPUTY SUPERINTENTENDENT, 913th Maintenance Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Ribbon with Gold Border

2004 940 ARW Airman of the Quarter
2004 940 ARW Airman of the Year
2009 Earned dual 7-level qualification B-52/A-10
2010 332 EMS Professional team of the month
2010 Earned Crash Recovery Team Chief Certification
2011 917 WG Technician of the Quarter
2014 940 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter
2016 Civilian of the Quarter
2016 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Airman First Class May 30, 2001
Senior Airman July 1, 2002
Staff Sergeant March 1, 2005
Technical Sergeant March 1, 2011
Master Sergeant March 1, 2016
Senior Master Sergeant May 1, 2018
Chief Master Sergeant May 1, 2021