Chief Master Sgt. Patrick L. Hyde is a component maintenance flight superintendent for the 182nd Maintenance Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois. He advises the maintenance squadron commander on technical matters, leads a mission-focused maintenance effort and manages resources necessary to accomplish the mission. He also provides necessary administration to manage assigned responsibilities and controls maintenance through various element leaders and section chiefs.
Chief Hyde began his military career in 1987 by enlisting in the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Tactical Air Support Group as an aircraft egress systems mechanic working on the OA-37 Dragonfly aircraft. He was selected for a fulltime position in January 1990 with the 182nd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, where he continued to serve as an egress mechanic maintaining F-16A/B Fighting Falcon aircraft until April 1995. As a result of mission change and a reduction-in-force, Chief Hyde was reassigned to the 182nd Maintenance Squadron in May 1995, where he served in roles including aircraft structural maintenance specialist and shop NCO in charge. In November 2007, Chief Hyde was selected as the fabrication element supervisor, where he oversaw the aircraft structural maintenance shop, metals technology, non-destructive inspection and the survival equipment maintenance shop. In October 2010, Chief Hyde was reassigned to the aircraft inspection element and oversaw the aircraft inspection and aerospace repair sections. In this role, he planned, scheduled and coordinated the work requirements for 13 separate work centers on a daily basis to meet projected timelines for isochronal inspections and home station checks for assigned or transient C-130H Hercules aircraft.
In 2003, Chief Hyde was mobilized in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, where he served as an aircraft structural maintenance specialist for the 486th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia. In 2007, Chief Hyde was mobilized to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as an aircraft structural maintenance specialist for the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft maintenance unit. Prior to his current position, the chief master sergeant was an aerospace maintenance supervisor, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Illinois.
1987 Basic Military Training, Air Education and Training Command, Lackland AFB, Texas
1988 Aircrew Egress Systems Apprentice, AETC, Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.
1988 Egress System Maintenance OA-37B, AETC, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
1991 NCO Preparatory Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1992 Egress System F-16 Technician, AETC, MacDill AFB, Fla.
1995 Aircraft Corrosion Control Apprentice, AETC, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1995 Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice, AETC, Naval Air Station Millington, Tenn.
1999 Aircraft Structural Maintenance Craftsman, AETC, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
2001 NCO Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Air Force SNCO Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Introduction to Lean Logistics, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
2013 Green Belt Trained AFSO21 (Air Force Smart Operations for 21st Century), 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
2010 MAF Maintenance Supervisor and Production Course, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2016 Associate of Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. September 1987–May 1995, Aircrew Egress Systems Repairman, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
2. May 1995–June 2004, Aircraft Structural Repair Specialist, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
3. June 2004–January 2008, Aircraft Structural Repair NCO in Charge, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
4. January 2008–January 2011, Aircraft Fabrication Supervisor, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
5. January 2011–January 2022, Aerospace Maintenance Supervisor, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
6. January 2022–Present, Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent, 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Illinois Long and Honorable Military Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “16” device
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Legion Post 1115, Spring Bay, Ill.
National Guard Association of Illinois (lifetime member)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic Sept. 18, 1987
Airman April 22, 1988
Airman First Class Feb. 4, 1989
Senior Airman March 12, 1990
Staff Sergeant July 16, 1992
Technical Sergeant Oct. 31, 2001
Master Sergeant Sept. 14, 2004
Senior Master Sergeant May 5, 2008
Chief Master Sergeant March 5, 2022
(CURRENT AS OF JULY 2022)