Chief Master Sergeant Troy E. Erlandson is the Occupational Safety Manager of the 114th Fighter Wing, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Chief Master Sergeant Erlandson graduated from Custer High School, Custer, SD in 1988. He enlisted in the Air Force, serving on Modified C-135's assigned to the 4950th Test Wing, WPAFB, OH. 1992, he was one of six A & P mechanics hand-picked to serve at the Phillips Weapons Laboratory, KAFB, NM. He joined the South Dakota Air National Guard as an F-16 Crew Chief in 1997 and was hired as a full-time federal technician in 1999, working as an Avionics Technician. He was assigned as an Avionics Supervisor in 2003 until 2012 when he took over as the Occupational Safety Manager for the Wing.
Chief Master Sergeant Erlandson has participated in Test Missions worldwide, working with the SDI, and agencies like NASA, DOE, and many more. He has deployed to Northern and Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Deep Freeze, Coronet Night Hawk as well as many other exercises. He has served the State during the 2011 Missouri River Flood and has worked with the South Dakota Army National Guard during Joint Operations. He currently serves as the Headquarters A1 Superintendent.
May 2005 Bachelor of Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
November 2014 Associates Degree in Safety-Technology
January 2014 Associates Degree in Avionics System Technology
November 1995 Associates Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
July 1992 Airframe & Power plant License
October 2015 FAA Advanced Safety Certificate, NSC
1.July1988 – December 1992, C/NKC-135 Crew Chief, 4950 OMS, WPAFB, OH2.December 1992 – October 1997, C-135 Flying Crew Chief/QA, 452nd FTS, Det 2, Kirtland AFB,NM3.December 1997 – January 1999, F-16 Crew Chief/QA, 114 MXG Joe Foss Field, S.D.4.January 1999 – September 2012,F-16 Avionics, 114th MXG, Joe Foss Field, S.D.5.September 2012 – Present, Occupational Safety Manager, 114thFW, Joe Foss Field, S.D.6.November 2017 – Present, A1 Superintendent, HQ SDANG, Joe Foss Field S.D.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Meritorious Service Medal Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters Joint Meritorious Unit Award Meritorious Unit Award with 3 oak leaf clusters Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 6 devices Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Antarctica Service Medal with 1 device Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 stars Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border, 2 oak leaf clusters Air Force Longevity Service with 6 devices Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 ‘M’ devices USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon Air Force Training Ribbon State of South Dakota Distinguished Service Award State of South Dakota Emergency Operations Ribbon State of South Dakota National Guard Service with 2 device State of South Dakota Distinguished Unit Citation with 1 device EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Chief Master Sergeant, 17 November 2017
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