Chief Master Sergeant JOSHUA S. TRUNDLE

Chief Master Sgt Joshua S. Trundle is the Command Chief, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. He works directly with the wing commander in leading the most forward, permanently- based fighter wing in the Air Force. The wing wields combat ready, close air support, counter-air, interdiction, air base defense, and communications in defense of the Republic of Korea. He offers enlisted expertise to four groups and 16 squadron commanders. In addition, he is responsible for installation support, quality of life and utilization of over 5,800 personnel assigned to the wing, Headquarters Seventh Air Force, and other Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps units.

Chief Trundle was born in Augusta, Georgia, raised and educated in Texas. He entered the Air Force in October 1996, has spent his career primarily working in the Fire Protection arena but has also served as a First Sergeant. His assignments include bases in Alabama, Texas, California, Montana and Hawaii. He has also served overseas in South Korea, United Kingdom and Italy. Before assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 501st Combat Support Wing, headquartered at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom.

2000 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Ala.
2002 Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
2002 Associate in Applied Science degree in Instructor of Technology and Military Science, CCAF
2004 Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Management, Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University
2007 Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2008 Royal Air Force (RAF) Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, RAF Halton, United Kingdom
2010 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2010 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2010 Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Resource Management, CCAF
2011 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF 2017 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2018 Designated Chief Fire Officer, Center for Professional Service Excellence
2021 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Western Kentucky University
2021 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
2022 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Duke University

1. March 1997-March 2001, Firefighter/Driver Operator/Crew Chief, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2. March 2001-March 2005, Instructor/Instructor Supervisor, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. March 2005-February 2006, Assistant Fire Chief for Operations, Kunsan Air Base (AB), Republic of Korea
4. February 2006-May 2010, Station Chief/Assistant Fire Chief for Training and Operations/Deputy Fire Chief, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom (September 2007-January 2008, Station Chief, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineer Sq, Balad AB, Iraq)
5. May 2010-November 2011, First Sergeant, 48th Intelligence Squadron/548th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group, Beale AFB, Calif. (November 2011-May 2012, First Sergeant, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Sq, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
6. May 2012-May 2013, First Sergeant, 13th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
7. May 2013-July 2015, Installation Fire Chief, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
8. July 2015-February 2016, Superintendent, 7 AF Engineer Directorate, Osan AB, Republic of Korea (February-August 2016, Deputy Fire Chief, Osan AB, Republic of Korea)
9. August 2016-June 2019, Installation Fire Chief, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
10. July 2019-May 2021, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection and Command Fire Chief, JBPH-H, Hawaii (February-September 2020, Superintendent, 647th Security Forces Squadron, JBPH-H, Hawaii)
11. May 2021-June 2023, Command Chief, 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Fairford, United Kingdom
12. June 2023-Present, Command Chief, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, Republic of Korea

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

2005 8th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO of the Year
2007 100th Air Refueling Wing/Team Mildenhall NCO of the Year
2007 Distinguished Graduate, Kisling NCO Academy
2008 United States Air Forces in Europe Fire Officer of the Year
2008 Distinguished Graduate, RAF Senior NCO Academy
2011 548th ISR Group, First Sergeant of the Year
2014 Air Force Global Strike Command Fire Officer of the Year
2016 Merit Citation, Office of the Governor, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea
2016 United States Air Forces in Europe SMSgt McAllister Firefighter Heroism Award

Airman Basic Oct. 24, 1996
Airman April 24, 1997
Airman First Class Feb. 24, 1998
Senior Airman Oct. 24, 1999
Staff Sergeant Feb. 1, 2002
Technical Sergeant July 1, 2005
Master Sergeant July 1, 2008
Senior Master Sergeant Oct. 1, 2012
Chief Master Sergeant March 1, 2017

(Current as of February 2023)