Chief Master Sergeant Matthew S. Heiman is the Command Chief for the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire Air National Guard, Pease Air National Guard Base. He is the principal advisor to the commander and the wing's senior staff on matters of health, welfare, morale, professional development and the effective utilization of military personnel.
Chief Heiman enlisted in the Air Force and graduated basic training in July 1984. He attended technical training at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois to become an aircraft Pneudraulics Systems Mechanic. His first assignment was Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, working on F-4 E/G aircraft. He then returned stateside for his second assignment at McGuire AFB, New Jersey and remained on active duty until March 1988, when he elected to Palace Chase into the New Hampshire ANG.
Chief Heiman’s service has spanned over 30 years in a variety of roles. He has served in Aircraft In-Flight Refueling & Pneudraulics, Repair and Reclamation, Isochronal Inspection, Quality Assurance, Education & Training, and as a Flight Chief in the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Additionally, he served at U.S. Air Force Central Command Headquarters, Shaw AFB, South Carolina as the Area of Responsibility Aircraft Manager. During his career, he has participated in operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM, NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and NOBLE EAGLE. Prior to his current position, the chief was the Quality Assurance Superintendent of the 157th Maintenance Group, New Hampshire Air National Guard.
1984 Basic Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1984 Pneudraulics Mechanic Basic Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
1985 Aircraft Pnuedraulics Repairman Course, F/RF-4, Spangdahlem, Air Base, Germany
1987 NCO Preparatory Course, McGuire AFB, N.J.
1987 C-141 Aircraft Pnuedraulics Course, McGuire AFB, N.J.
1989 C-135 Aircraft Repair and Reclamation Course, Pease AFB, N.H.
1994 Air Force NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1998 Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2003 Education and Training Managers Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2005 Aircraft Quality Assurance Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2011 Maintenance Supervision and Production Course, McGuire AFB, N.J.
2012 Arbinger Facilitator Training, Pease ANGB, N.H.
2013 Associates of Applied Science Degree, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Bachelor of Art/Science Degree, Applied Studies/Management, Granite State College, N.H.
2016 Air National Guard Chief's Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2017 Air National Guard Command Chief Orientation Course, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
1. September 1984 - October 1986, F-4 Pneudraulics, 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
2. October 1986 - March 1988, C-141 Pneudraulics, 438th Military Airlift Command, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
3. March 1988 - July 1990, KC-135E Pneudraulics & IFR, 157th Air Refueling Group, Pease ANGB, N.H.
4. July 1990 - March 1994, KC-135E Repair & Reclamation, 157th Air Refueling Group, Pease ANGB, N.H.
5. March 1994 - July 1998, KC-135R Isochronal Inspection, 157th Air Refueling Wing, Pease ANGB, N.H.
6. July 1998 - April 2003, KC-135R Quality Assurance, 157 ARW, Pease ANGB, N.H.
7. April 2003 - July 2005, KC-135R Education & Training, 157 ARW, Pease ANGB, N.H.
8. July 2005 - March 2011, KC-135R Inspection Supervisor, 157 ARW, Pease ANGB, N.H.
(Sept. 2009 - Jan. 2010, QA Superintendent, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait)
(Sept. 2010 - Jan. 2011, AOR Aircraft Manager, AFCENT Headquarters, Shaw AFB, S.C.)
9. March 2011 - July 2015, KC-135R AMXS Supervisor, 157 ARW, Pease ANGB, N.H.
10. July 2015 - April 2017, KC-135R Quality Assurance Chief, 157 ARW, Pease ANGB, N.H.
11. May 2017 - Present, Wing Command Chief, 157 ARW, Pease ANGB, N.H.
MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with seven oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with two bronze stars
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass, and ‘M’ device
2009 Distinguished Government Service Outstanding Innovation Award - AFSO21 Team Lead
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic June 1994
Airman First Class 1986
Senior Airman July 1, 1988
Staff Sergeant February 1, 1991
Technical Sergeant May 22, 1997
Master Sergeant November 25, 1999
Senior Master Sergeant August 9, 2005
Chief Master Sergeant July 29, 2015
(Current as of July 2017)