|James C. Binnicker|
9th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (1986-1990)
|Born||July 23, 1938(age 82)|
|Place of birth||Orangeburg, South Carolina|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1957–1990|
|Rank||Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force|
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal|
Legion of Merit
|Other work||CEO Air Force Enlisted Village|
Chief Master Sergeant James C. Binnicker (born July 23, 1938) was the ninth appointed Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) — the highest non-commissioned officer position in the United States Air Force.
Biography[edit | edit source]
James Binnicker was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he graduated from Aiken High School in 1956.
Air Force career[edit | edit source]
He entered the Air Force in August 1957. His first assignment was to the 96th Air Refueling Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, as a life support specialist. His early years include tours in base and wing operations in Hawaii, North Dakota, Georgia, North Carolina, Vietnam, and Taiwan. He served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for 12th Air Force, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), and Headquarters Tactical Air Command (TAC). He also represented the Air Force as Senior Enlisted Advisor on the President's Commission on Military Compensation. In February 1985, Chief Binnicker was selected for the 33-year extended tenure program.
Binnicker served as the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force from July 1, 1986 to July 1990.
Post-military career[edit | edit source]
Since March 2000, Binnicker has been the president and CEO of the Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV), a non-profit charity located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, that provides a home for the surviving spouses of enlisted military personnel. Binnicker has been a member of the AFEV Board of Directors since 1992.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
|Air Force Distinguished Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit|
|Bronze Star Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|Air Force Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster|
|Presidential Unit Citation|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and silver oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Organizational Excellence Award|
|Air Force Good Conduct Medal with silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Army Good Conduct Medal|
|National Defense Service Medal|
|Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars|
|Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon|
|Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with bronze oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters|
|NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Air Force Training Ribbon|
|Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Award|
|Vietnam Campaign Medal|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Jordan, Jodi L. (February 9, 2007). "Air Force Enlisted Village earns 4-star rating". Air Force Link. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. http://archive.is/yTGe. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- "AFEV Staff Directors: James C. Binnicker, CASP". Air Force Enlisted Village. http://www.afenlistedwidows.org/content.php?page=7. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4693".
- "Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James C. Binnicker". Biographies. United States Air Force. http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4693.
Succession[edit | edit source]
Sam E. Parish
|Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Gary R. Pfingston
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