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Master Sergeant Michael McCrea

Biography

Master Sergeant Michael R. McCrea
(Retired)

Master Sergeant Michael R. McCrea Is the Assistant AFJROTC Instructor at NC-805, T.C. Roberson High School. He entered active duty on 17 August 1982. After completing Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, TX, he attended the Basic Administrative Specialist, Orderly Room Clerk course. He was then assigned to the 2152d Communications Squadron as an Orderly Room Clerk. In 1985 he was selected for Senior Airman Below the Zone, and was also accepted into the Military Training Instructor (MTI) program at Lackland AFB. After three years as an MTI, he returned to the Information Management career field, serving in a wide variety of positions including Superintendent of the USAF Chief of Staff Air War over Serbia One Year Study; Superintendent, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Logistics Directorate; NCOIC, USAFE Chief of Staff Office; Administrative Assistant to the 16th Air Force Deputy Commander and Combined Air Operations Director; Administrative Supervisor for North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Fifth Allied Tactical Air Force; Director of Administration and Communications to the United Nations Protection Forces (Zagreb, Croatia); and Special Security Officer for NATO’s 6th Allied Tactical Air Force. MSgt McCrea was accepted into the USAF First Sergeant Program and attended the USAF First Sergeant Academy, graduating in September 2001. Master Sergeant McCrea began his AFJROTC career in Nov 2004 at NM-811, Espanola Valley High School, Espanola NM. In 2005 he stood up a new AFJROTC Unit, IA-20051, at Waterloo West High School, Waterloo Iowa. MSgt McCrea assumed his present position at AFJROTC NC-805, T.C. Roberson High School, Asheville NC in October 2018.

MSgt McCrea’s military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.

EDUCATION:

USAF Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School (Distinguished Graduate) – 1988

USAFE Noncommissioned Officer Academy – 1992

USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy – 2000

USAF First Sergeants Academy – 2001

Upper Iowa University, Bachelor’s Degree, Management, Cum Laude Graduate - 2012

ASSIGNMENT HISTORY:

Sep82-Oct 82 – Administrative Specialist, Orderly Room Clerk Tech School, Keesler AFB, MS 

Oct 82-Nov 85 – Orderly Room Clerk, 2152d Communications Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND 

Nov 85-Nov 88 – Military Training Instructor, Basic Military Training School, Lackland AFB TX 

Nov 88-Nov90 – Chief, Wing Publications and Plans, 47th Mission Support Squadron, Laughlin AFB TX 

Nov 90-Nov 91 – Administrative Supervisor, Izmir Forward Depot (NATO), Izmir AS Turkey 

Nov 91-Dec 92 – US Documents Control Officer, HQ 6TH Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO), Izmir AS Turkey 

Dec 92-Dec93 – Assistant NCOIC, Shipping, 480th Intelligence Group, Langley AFB VA

Dec 93-Mar 94 – Chief, Information Management, 1st Communications Squadron, Langley AFB VA 

Mar 94-Nov 94 – Chief, Information Management, 1st Fighter Wing Headquarters, Langley AFB VA 

Nov 94-Mar 95 – Administrative Supervisor, HQ 5th Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO), Vicenza AS IT 

Mar 95-Jun 97 – Admin Asst to 16th Air Force Deputy Commander/CAOC Director, Vicenza AS IT 

Jun 97-Dec 98 – Intel Plans and Programs Information Mgt Superintendent, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB GE 

Dec 98-Oct 99 – NCOIC, Director of Staff, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB GE 

Oct 99-Oct 00 – Superintendent, Studies and Analysis Information Mgt, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB GE 

Oct 00-Oct 01 – Superintendent, Logistics Plans and Programs Info Mgt, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB GE 

Oct 01-Apr 02 – First Sergeant, HQ USAFE Construction and Training Squadron, Ramstein AB GE 

Apr 02 -Nov 03 – First Sergeant, HQ 45th Space Wing and 45th Mission Support Squadron, Patrick AFB FL