Chief Master Sergeant Dean L. Hillberg 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 Hillberg enlisted in the United States Air Force on March 23, 1981 as an Avionic Inertial and Radar Navigation Systems Repairman working on F-4E and C-141E aircraft. On July 9, 1985, he joined the South Dakota Air National Guard as an Inertial Measurement Systems Repairman performing maintenance on A-7 D/K aircraft. As the unit phased in F-16 C/D aircraft in 1991, Chief Hillberg was assigned to the Avionics Intermediate Shop. He also has been assigned in Electronic Counter Measures, Weapons Control Radar, Production Recruiting, Recruiting Office Supervisor, Human Resources Officer-Remote, and most recently as the Classification and Labor Relations Specialist for the South Dakota National Guard.
Chief Hillberg was selected as the Wing Command Chief on November 3, 2013.
1984 United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Prep Course
1990 United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy
1991 United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
1.March 1981 - June 1985, Inertial Navigation Systems Repairman, 86th CRS and 438th AMS,Ramstein AB, Germany and McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
2.July 1985 - January 1986, Inertial Measurement Systems Repairman, 114th Consolidated AircraftMaintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
3.February 1986 - May 1988, Electronic Warfare Repairman, 114th Consolidated Aircraft MaintenanceSquadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
4.May 1988 - December 1991, Weapons Control Systems Mechanic, 114th Consolidated AircraftMaintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
5.January 1992 - March 1994, AIS Systems Repairman, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Joe Foss Field,S.D.
6.March 1994 - September 1999, Recruiter, 114th Mission Support Flight, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
7. September 1999 - February 2002, Recruiting Office Supervisor, 114th Mission Support Flight, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
8. March 2002 - January 2004, Personnel Technician, Headquarters, South Dakota Air National Guard
9. January 2004 - Present, Human Resources Labor Relations, Headquarters, South Dakota National Guard
4. November 2013 - Present, Wing Command Chief, 114th Fighter Wing, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak bronze leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recruiter Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one silver Hourglass device
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon
South Dakota Achievement Ribbon
South Dakota Distinguished Service with one bronze oak leaf clusters
South Dakota Distinguished Unit Citation
South Dakota National Guard Recruiting Medal
South Dakota National Guard Service with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
South Dakota Desert Storm Ribbon
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Academy Graduate Association
Enlisted Association of the National Guard in the United States
Air Force Association
American Legion Post 118, Hartford, South Dakota
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5770, Crooks, South Dakota
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Technical Sergeant November 1, 1987
Master Sergeant November 6, 1999
Senior Master Sergeant March 1, 2002
Chief Master Sergeant May 1, 2004
(Current as of November 2013)