Chief Master Sergeant John A. Jordan is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Illinois Air National Guard. As such,
he represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the Illinois Air National Guard. His responsibilities include advice and counsel to
the Adjutant General, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Wing Commanders, and Wing Command Chief Master Sergeants on the concerns of the enlisted force.
Chief Jordan enlisted in the Air Force in 1986 as a Ground Radio Maintenance specialist. He spent 10 years on active duty and was stationed in
Germany, Illinois, South Korea, Alaska and South Carolina. In December 1996, Chief Jordan transitioned into the Air National Guard and was assigned
to the Communications Flight at the 183d Fighter Wing. While assigned to the Communications Flight, Chief Jordan served as the Ground Radio NCOIC, Mission
Systems Chief and Operations Chief. In 2011, Chief Jordan was appointed the 183FW Command Chief and served in that position until his current appointment.
Chief Jordan has had several deployment opportunities, including temporary duty in 2000 to Senegal supporting the African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI)
equipping and training the Senegalese Army to conduct peace support operations and humanitarian relief missions. He also deployed to Saudi Arabia in support
of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (OSW) as a Ground Radio Technician and to Kuwait supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) as the Senior Enlisted Manager for the
386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron.
Chief Jordan’s professional military education includes Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education and the Air National Guard Chief Orientation Course.
Chief Jordan’s military awards and decorations include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the
Army Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Unit Award, the Outstanding Unit Award (“V” Device and 1 Oak
Leaf Cluster), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (“M” Device and Numeral 2).
As of March 2015
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