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Chief Master Sergeant NATHAN S. GERSHON

CMSgt Nathan S. Gershon is the 618th Air Operations Center Senior Enlisted Leader, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He advises the commander on matters influencing the morale, welfare, quality of life, and professional development of over 800 Airmen. As Air Mobility Command’s hub for global operations, the 618 AOC is responsible for planning, scheduling, and directing a fleet of approximately 1,100 aircraft, executing the air mobility mission, and providing command and control of strategic airlift, air refueling, aeromedical operation, global air mobility support, and presidential and senior leader air transport in support of national interests.

Chief Gershon enlisted in the Air Force in January 1996. His experience covers a broad spectrum of the Air Force mission. He has held positions in aircraft maintenance as an AETC Instructor, a Medical Administration Technician, and a C-17 and C-130 Loadmaster. In addition to multiple aircrew and squadron-level leadership deployments, he was selected as the Senior Enlisted Manager charged with reopening Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Master Sergeant Gershon was the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 41st Airlift Squadron, responsible for providing combat-ready C-130 aircrews for worldwide tactical airlift and airdrop operations…Anywhere, Anytime.



1999       Airman Leadership School, Minot AFB, ND

2000       Associate in Applied Science Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2005       Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, CO

2007       Associate in Applied Science Degree, Aviation Operations, Community College of the Air Force

2012       Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College

2014       Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

2014       Professional Manager Certification

2019       Chief’s Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL



1. Jun 1996 - Aug 2000, B-52H Dedicated Crew Chief, 23d Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, ND2
2. Aug 2000 - Jul 2002, Instructor, 372 Training Squadron Detachment 8 OL-A, Minot AFB, ND
3. Jul 2002 – Dec 2003, Health Services Management, 366 Medical Operations Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, ID
4. Apr 2004 – Aug 2007, Instructor Loadmaster, 10th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, WA
5. Aug 2007 – Nov 2008, Flight Chief, 62d Airlift Wing Weapons and Tactics, McChord AFB, WA
6. Nov 2008 – Jun 2011, Command C-17A Evaluator Loadmaster, Scott AFB, IL
7. Jun 2011 – Nov 2013, Superintendent C-17 Airlift Requirements Branch, Scott AFB, IL
8. Nov 2013 – Dec 2014, Loadmaster Superintendent, 10th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, WA
9. Dec 2014 – Nov 2015, Superintendent 62d Airlift Wing Executive Services, McChord AFB, WA

10. Nov 2015 – Jul 2018, Squadron Superintendent, 535th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

11. Jul 2018 – Jan 2019, Senior Enlisted Manager, 607th Materials Maintenance Squadron, Gwangju AB, ROK

12. Jan 2019 – Dec 2019, 535th Airlift Squadron, Chief Enlisted Manager, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

13. Jan 2020 – Jan 2024, 41st Airlift Squadron, Chief Enlisted Manager, Little Rock AFB, AR

14. Jan 2024 - Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 618th Air Operations Center, Scott AFB, Il



Rating:  Chief Enlisted Aircrew

Flight hours:  More than 3000

Aircraft flown:  C-17A, C-130J



Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters



Airman Jan 31, 1996

Airman First Class Nov 30, 1996

Senior Airman Jan 31, 1999

Staff Sergeant Aug 01, 2000

Technical Sergeant Jul 01, 2003

Master Sergeant Apr 01, 2008

Senior Master Sergeant Apr 01, 2015

Chief Master Sergeant May 01, 2019


(Current as of Jan 2024)