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CHIEF MASTER SGT. KEVIN L. LALIBERTE

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Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Laliberte is the Senior Enlisted Leader of Space Delta 3, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. Delta 3 is comprised of four subordinate space squadrons that are singularly focused on securing the electromagnetic spectrum for national security space operations. Preceding the USSF stand-up he was the Senior Enlisted Leader of the 721st Operations Group. Prior to this assignment, he was the Tactical Air Control Party Major Command Functional Manager, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, where he was the TACP subject matter expert and air-to-ground operations liaison for the AFSOC A3 Operations Officer. He has held leadership positions at the squadron, group, expeditionary wing, delta, and MAJCOM levels.
 
Laliberte entered the Air Force in October 1998.  He began his career as an Air Transportation specialist and retrained as a TACP in 2002. His previous assignments include Yokota Air Base, Japan, Osan AB, Korea, Fort Benning, Ga., and Hurlburt Field, Fla. Laliberte has deployed nine times in support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Freedom Sentinel, and as Senior Enlisted Leader of Joint Special Operations Air Component-Africa/27 ESOW. He has earned the U.S. Army Ranger tab, Master Parachutist, Military Freefall Jumpmaster and Pathfinder badges.
 
EDUCATION
 
2003 Airman Leadership School, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
2009 Associates Degree, Information Systems Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2010 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Knowledge Online, by correspondence
2013 Bachelors of Arts, Intelligence Operations, American Military University, Charleston, W. Va.
2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex-Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Knowledge Online, by correspondence
2015 Professional Managers Certification
2016 Masters of Business Administration (summa cum laude), Trident University International
2016 Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, MacDill AFB, Fla.  
2017 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, by correspondence
2017 Project Management Professional Certification, by correspondence
2017 Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2019 Command Chief Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2020 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
 
ASSIGNMENTS
 
  1. 1998-2000 730th Air Mobility Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan
  2. 2001-2002 731st Air Mobility Squadron, Osan AB, Korea
  3. 2002-2003 342 Training Squadron Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  4. 2003-2004 Supervisor, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Benning, Ga.
  5. 2004-2010 NCOIC, 17th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Benning, Ga.
  6. 2010-2013 Flight Chief, Special Tactics Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  7. 2013-2014 Superintendent Stan/Eval, Air Force Special Ops Command HQs, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  8. 2014-2017 Squadron Superintendent, 17th Special Tactics Squadron, Fort Benning, Ga.
  9. 2017-2020 MAJCOM Functional Manager Air Force Special Ops Command HQs, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  10. 2020-Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 721st Operations Group/Space Delta 3, Peterson Space Force Base, Colo.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
 
Bronze Star Medal with Valor
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Valor and three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
 
2001 Airman of the quarter, 730th Air Mobility Squadron
2006 NCO of the quarter, 18th Air Support Operations Group
2011 Senior NCO of the quarter, Special Tactics Training Squadron
2012 Senior NCO of the quarter, Special Tactics Training Squadron
2012 Senior NCO of the quarter, Special Tactics Training Squadron
2012 Senior NCO of the quarter, 24th Special Operations Wing
2012 Senior NCO of the Year, Special Tactics Training Squadron
2015 Senior NCO of the quarter, 17th Special Tactics Squadron
2016 Chief Master Sergeant Fred Archer Military Award, 24th Special Operations Wing
 
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
 
Chief Master Sergeant June 1, 2018
 
(Current as of April 2021)