CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT KEVIN D. UTHE Chief Master Sergeant Kevin D. Uthe is the 114th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, where he is responsible for the interests regarding welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization and progress concerning the enlisted personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard. Chief Uthe enlisted in the South Dakota Air National Guard on March 8, 1977. Initially trained as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, he accepted air technician position with the 114th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in 1981. As an air technician, Chief Uthe is the Powered Support System Mechanic Supervisor, 114th Maintenance Squadron. In this position, he is responsible for planning, scheduling and supervising the activities of four air technicians, one AGR and nine traditional guard members within the Aerospace Ground Equipment element. Chief Uthe was selected as the Wing Command Chief on March 14, 2010. EDUCATION 1977 Southeast Area Vocational Technical School, Sioux Falls, S.D. 1980 United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Orientation Course, Course 00010 1982 United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Course 00009 1989 United States Air Force Airman Leadership School, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. 1997 Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee-Tyson, Tenn. 2000 United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Course 00008D/E 2005 United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala. ASSIGNMENTS 1. March 1977 - March 1981, Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman, 114th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 2. March 1981 - May 1998, Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic, 114th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 3. May 1998 - Noncommissioned Officer in Charge Aerospace Ground Equipment Element Supervisor, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 4. March 2010 - Command Chief Master Sergeant, 114th Fighter Wing, Joe Foss Field, S.D.