Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey W. Yemm is the superintendent of the 182nd Force Support Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, in Peoria, Ill. As the superintendent, he is responsible for managing the functions and activities associated with personnel, education and training, and manpower and organization.
Chief Yemm’s military career started in 1986 when he enlisted in the Illinois Air National Guard and was assigned to the 182nd Weapons System Security Flight. His extensive background in antiterrorism, physical security and law enforcement culminated in his selection as the 182nd Security Forces Squadron manager and the 182nd Airlift Wing antiterrorism officer. His leadership was instrumental to the squadron’s history of superior performance. During his tenure, the 182nd Security Forces Squadron attained an unprecedented “Outstanding” rating on two operational readiness inspections and one consolidated unit compliance inspection. In 2005, he was asked by Headquarters, Air Mobility Command’s Inspector General office to augment their command inspection team. From May 2005 to November 2015, Chief Yemm conducted 36 command-level inspections that included unit effectiveness inspections, unit compliance inspections, operational readiness inspections and nuclear operational readiness inspections.
Chief Yemm spearheaded the inclusion of U.S. Air Force Security Forces into the Illinois National Guard Quick Reaction Force and formed the Illinois Air National Guard Response Force Working Group. He transferred to the 182nd Force Support Squadron to serve as the superintendent in December 2015 and simultaneously served as the 182nd Mission Support Group superintendent until February 2017. Prior to his current position, the chief served as the manager of the 182nd Security Forces Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
1986 Security Specialist Course, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1988 U.S. Air Force NCO Preparatory Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1992 Associates in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Illinois Central College, East Peoria
1997 U.S. Air Force NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1999 U.S. Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2002 U.S. Army Physical Security Course, by correspondence
2004 Dynamics in International Terrorism, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2009 Intelligence in Combatting Terrorism, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
2013 U.S. Air Force Force Protection Intelligence, Fort Dix, N.J.
2016 ANG Food Service Management, 121st Air Refueling Wing, Columbus, Ohio
2016 Joint Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration Course, Joint Force Headquarters, Springfield, Ill.
2016 ANG Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, ANG Senior Enlisted Leadership Management Office, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2017 Protocol Fundamentals, Ira C. Eaker Center For Professional Development, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 ANG Prime RIBS Manager Course, Andrews AFB, Md.
1. November 1986–June 1995, Security Specialist, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
2. June 1995–July 1997, Unit Training Manager, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
3. July 1997–June 2000, Superintendent, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
4. June 2000–December 2015, Manager, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill. (September 2002–December 2002, Flight Chief, 363rd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia; February 2014–July 2014, Security Forces Manager, 405th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Southwest Asia)
5. December 2015–Present, Superintendent, 182nd Force Support Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “14” device
Illinois State Active Duty Service Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class June 1, 1986
Senior Airman Oct. 1, 1988
Staff Sergeant Jan. 6, 1990
Technical Sergeant Feb. 23, 1995
Master Sergeant Aug. 2, 1997
Senior Master Sergeant April 8, 2000
Chief Master Sergeant Aug. 3, 2003
(CURRENT AS OF NOVEMBER 2018)