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Master Sergeant Derek F. Miles is a NCOIC of training assigned to Kadena AFB 19 OSS. He is 34 years old. Sergeant Miles was born in Buffalo, NY on 12 October 1988. He attended University of Buffalo, graduating in 2011 with his bachelors. He also played college division three basketball and volleyball. He subsequently enlisted in the Air Force in 2012 and arrived at Lackland AFB, Texas, in January 2012 for basic training. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Conus Regional Maintenance Center Supervisor assigned to the Headquarters Airfield Flight Standards Agency. Sergeant Miles is the founder of He also served as a crisis response advocate for the local community as well.

Training NCOIC for Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems. Manages sustainment and serviceability of 132 C2 weapon systems valued at $20M, enabling 251K annual operations throughout 19 sqs across 3 military and civilian airfields. Overseas training and development of 24 personnel, executes a $200K annual budget, and develops local policy for joint and allied partners to provide safety of flight to $7.2B in capital assets across 5 MAJCOMs.





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 – January 2023, ATCALS Instillations Flight Chief, AF Flight Standards Agency (HAF), Oklahoma City, OK

7. January 2023– Present, NCOIC of training, 18th Operations Support Squadron Kadena AFB 18 OSS.





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

Master Sergeant                   July 1, 2022




(Current as of Aug 2023)

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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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