Chief Master Sergeant Ron C. Oudean

Chief Master Sergeant Ron C. Oudean is the Senior Enlisted Leader, 81st Mission Support Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. He is the principal advisor to the commander on all enlisted matters related to force utilization, mission effectiveness, training, readiness, personal and professional development, and morale of over 1,700 personnel assigned to six diverse squadrons who execute the installation’s combat support, logistics, and services activities for 114,000 military, civilians, dependents, and retirees. He also budgets for and expends $65 million in appropriated funds, $10 million in nonappropriated funds, and $15 million in stock funds annually while maintaining a fleet of 380 vehicles and 5,000 technical training assets and providing security for real property and equipment valued at $60 million; and oversees contract award administration, totaling over $400 million, a $19 million Government Purchase Card Program and over 900 contract employees. Additionally, he advocates for Keesler with Mississippi and Gulf Coast leaders on issues affecting the base and surrounding communities 

Chief Oudean entered the Air Force in May 2000 as a Pavements and Construction Equipment Apprentice and has served in numerous leadership positions within the civil engineer community. He has deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, and FREEDOM’S SENTINAL.

He has completed assignments in Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, California, Iraq, Qatar, and Florida. Prior to his current assignment, Chief Oudean served as the Civil Engineer, Transportation and Vehicle Management, and Basic Military Training Instructor Training Project Manager, Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.

EDUCATION

2005 Airman Leadership School, Davis Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz.
2009 Basic Instructor Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
2010 Community College of the Air Force Construction Technology Degree
2011 Joint Service Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2012 Community College of the Air Force Instructor of Technology and Military Science Degree
2012 Community College of the Air Force Instructor Certification Level I & II
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson AFB, Tenn.
2015 Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Civil Engineer Superintendent Course, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
2019 Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Leadership, Ashford University, San Diego, Calif.  
2019 Community College of the Air Force Professional Managers Certification
2022 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course (Phase 1), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2023 Senior Enlisted Law Orientation Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2023 Group Command Team Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 2000–July 2000, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas
2. July 2000–October 2000, Student, Pavements and Equipment Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
3. November 2000-March 2004, Pavements and Equipment Journeyman, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
4. March 2004-December 2008, Pavements and Equipment Craftsman, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron, Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz.
5. December 2008-December 2012, Instructor, Pavements and Equipment Training, 368th Training Squadron, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
6. December 2012-June 2016, Superintendent, Heavy Repair, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
7. July 2016-June 2018, Force Development Manager, Pavements and Equipment, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
8. June 2018-May 2021, Flight Chief, Civil Engineer, 801st RED HORSE Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
9. June 2021-June 2023, Civil Engineer, Transportation and Vehicle Management, and Basic Military Training Instructor Pipeline Manager, Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.
10. June 2023-Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 81st Mission Support Group, Keesler AFB, Miss

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

AB – July 2000
Amn – November 2000
A1C – May 2002
SrA – May 2003
SSgt – June 2005
TSgt – June 2010
MSgt – July 2013
SMSgt – November 2017
CMSgt - May 2021

(Current as of June 2023)