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Technical Sergeant Derek F. Miles is assigned as Flight Chief ATCALS installations assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Flight Standards Agency. He installs, maintains, and repairs navigation aids valued at $41 million in support of both the United States Air Force and North Atlantic Treaty Organization objectives worldwide at 82 bases. He provides 24-hour instrument landing system support to both American and NATO forces worldwide. Which directly supports the Air Force's $9.5 billion dollar flying hour program.


Sergeant Miles was born in Buffalo, NY. He attended the University of Buffalo, graduating in 2011 with his bachelor's. He also played college division three basketball and volleyball. He subsequently enlisted in the Air Force in 2012 and arrived at Lackland AFB, Texas, for basic training. Sergeant Miles is the unit sexual assault prevention and response trainer and resiliency. He serves as a crisis response advocate for the local community of Oklahoma county, serving 700 thousand residents as well. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) NCOIC and Group Executive Officer 39th Weapons Systems Security Group, Incirlik Air Base, Republic of Turkey.





2011  Bachelor of Arts in Media Study, University of Buffalo, Buffalo New York

2015  Airman Leadership School, Incirlik AB, Turkey

2017  Community College of the Air Force,

2019  Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas




1.  January 2012 – March 2012, Trainee, Basic Military Training, 324th Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas

2.  March 2012 – October 2012, Student, Ground Radar Systems Apprentice Course, 338th Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, Mississippi

3.  October 2012 – October 2014, Ground Radar Systems Apprentice, 65th Communication Squadron, Lajes Air Force Base, Portugal

4.  October 2014 – October 2016, Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) NCOIC, 39th Operations Support Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey

5.  October 2016 – August 2019, Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) NCOIC, 5th Operations Support Squadron (AFGSC), Minot AFB ND

6. August 2019 – Present, ATCALS Instillations Flight Chief, AF Flight Standards Agency (HAF), Oklahoma City, OK





Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon




2014  Gen Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration & Info Dominance Professional of the              Year, United States Air Forces in Europe

2015  John L. Levitow Award, Airmen Leadership School

2015  Airman of the 2nd Quarter, 39th Air Base Wing

2015  12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

2016  AFGSC Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems NCO of the year

2016  NCO of the Year, 5th Operations Group

2017  NCO of the Year, 5th Operations Group

2018  NCO of the Year, 5th Operations Group

2019  Distinguished Graduate NCOA, Shepard AFB, TX





Airman First Class                   Jan. 11, 2012

Senior Airman                         May 11, 2014

Staff Sergeant                          June 1, 2016

Technical Sergeant                   June 1, 2019




(Current as of July 2021)



My Mentors and who they are to me!


MSgt Derrick Duncan

First Mentor/Supervisor

"The mission 70 years from now is the same as the mission 70 years ago. The one constant change are the people. They are the key cog to ensuring the mission doesn’t fail and should be treated as such."


MSgt Robert Wayland

Best NCOIC/Supervisor

I absolutely will always be there for those that need me. The better you take care of the Airman the better the mission gets done. People first and mission always!


CMSgt Steven Bauch

Best section Chief I have ever had!

Don't be JV when you can be varsity!


MSgt Joshua Stewart


Always be open and talk with your Airman. They need to be able to talk to you about anything. Also, you should be open about yourself as well.

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