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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT SEVIN BALKUVVAR

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CMSgt Sevin Balkuvvar is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Peterson-Schriever Garrison, headquartered at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.  She leads the enlisted force and is the principal advisor to the garrison commander and senior leadership team on all matters impacting the combat readiness, welfare, morale, proper utilization and progress of assigned personnel.  The Peterson-Schriever Garrison includes a 3,000 member team providing Base Operating Support to more than 18,400 military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel serving at 22 operating locations worldwide executing critical United States Space Force missile warning; space domain awareness; space control; position, navigation and timing; satellite communications; electronic warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and cyberspace missions.

Chief Balkuvvar was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She entered the Air Force in April 2002. Upon completion of basic military training, she attended technical school at Lackland AFB, Texas in preparation for duties as a Supply Management Specialist.  Throughout her career, she has performed many diverse leadership roles supporting F-16, F-22, F-35, C-5, C-17, C-130, MQ-1, MQ-9, and HH-60 weapon system platforms.  In addition, Chief Balkuvvar spent five years in a special duty assignment as a First Sergeant.  She was one of the commander’s key advisors in ensuring a mission-ready force by thorough leadership and management of over 1400 members.

Chief Balkuvvar has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Operation New Dawn and finally, Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom’s Sentinel, and Spartan Shield.

EDUCATION
2006 Airman Leadership Course, Kapaun Village, Germany
2007 Associates in Degree in Logistics Management, Community College of the Air Force 
2008 Ninth House Blended Leadership Course, Germersheim, Germany
2011 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Course 14, Non-Residence 
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, AL  
2012 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Gunter AFB, AL
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA 
2013 Professional Management Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
2013 Bachelors of Science, Business Administration, University of Maryland University College  
2013 Associates in Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2015 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Gunter AFB, AL
2015 AFSO21 Greenbelt Certification Course, Andrews AFB, MD
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2018 Certified Manager Certificate, Institute of Certified Professional Managers
2019 AFPC Squadron Superintendent Course, Lackland AFB, TX
2019 Chief Leadership Course, Gunter AFB, AL
2020 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL, by correspondence
2021 Command Chief Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, MD, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1.  April 2002 – June 2002, Student, Basic Military Training School, Lackland AFB, TX
2.  June 2002 – July 2002, Student, Supply Management Technical School, Lackland AFB, TX
3.  July 2002 – May 2004, Receiving Clerk, 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
(December 2002 – February 2003, Force Protection Escort, Al Udeid AB, Qatar)
4.  May 2004 – June 2005, Materiel Control Clerk, 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
5.  June 2005 – July 2007, Warehouse Inventory Clerk, DLA Defense Distribution Mapping Activity, Germany
6.  July 2007 – July 2009, NCOIC, Customer Service, DLA Defense Distribution Mapping Activity, Germany
7.  July 2009 – July 2012, NCOIC, Procedures & Accountability, Joint Base Anacostia-Boling, District of Columbia (April 2011 – November 2011, NCOIC, Customer Support Section, Thumrait AB, Oman)
8.  July 2012 – July 2017, First Sergeant, 707th Force Support Squadron, 22nd Intelligence Squadron, 707th Communications Squadron, 94th Intelligence Squadron, Fort Meade, MD (May 2014 – October 2014, 563th Air Expeditionary Group First Sergeant, Trapani AB, Italy)
9.  July 2017 – September 2018, Materiel Management Flight Superintendent, 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Travis AFB, CA (January 2018 – August 2018, Materiel Management Flight Superintendent, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
10.  September 2018 – May 2019, Chief, Materiel Management Flight, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
11.  May 2019 – December 2019, Squadron Superintendent, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
12.  December 2019 – June 2021, 96th Mission Support Group Superintendent, Eglin AFB, FL (September 2020 – April 2021, 378th Expeditionary Mission Support Group Superintendent, Interim Command Chief, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, Prince Sultan AB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
13.  July 2021 – Present, Command Chief, Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Peterson SFB, CO

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal  

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2006 Distinguished Graduate, Kapaun Airmen Leadership School  
2006 Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter Jul-Sep, DLA Defense Distribution Mapping Activity
2008 Defense Distribution Center CMSgt Doolin AF Materiel Management Staff Enlisted Manager of the Year 2009 Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter Oct-Dec, 11th Wing
2009 Materiel Management Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Air Force District of Washington 
2011 Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter Oct-Dec, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
2011 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling 
2012 John L. Levitow, Gunter Noncommissioned Officer Academy 
2013 USAF Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 22nd Intelligence Squadron
2013 First Sergeant of the Year Award, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant, 1 December 2018

(Current as of SEPT 2021)