Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Erikson
Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Erikson is the Command Chief for the 148th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard, Duluth, Minn. As the Command Chief for the 148th Fighter Wing, she reports directly to the Wing Commander on any and all issues affecting the enlisted force such as, morale, readiness, retention, promotions, training and recognition. Currently she is working to develop a formal Force Development Council to ensure all avenues of development are available to Wing personnel. She also advises all wing councils such as the Bulldog Enlisted Council, First Sergeants Council, and Chief’s Council on current topics of concern.
Chief Master Sgt. Erikson began her military career in April of 1988 when she enlisted with the United States Air Force. She remained in the Air Force for nearly five years and upon separation from the Air Force Chief Erikson enlisted with the Minnesota Air National Guard in March of 1993. Her training with the Air National Guard has provided her the opportunity to participate in numerous Wing organizations and functions. She has been nationally and locally recognized for her leading the Recruiting and Retention Team to a record end strength for the Wing of 111%. She was also recognized for her leadership as a Recruiting Office Supervisor of the Year for the Region. Her leadership and organizational skills assisted the Wing in becoming recognized as a National Leader in unit end strength numbers. Her leadership ability also assisted the Medical Group to achieve an Excellent Rating during 2012 Health Services Inspection. Chief Master Sgt. Erikson also deployed to Afghanistan in support Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012. Her expertise within the Wing Inspection Team helped to bring an overall Highly Effective rating to the Wing in the 2017 Capstone event. She is currently the primary representative for the Region Four Enlisted Field Advisory Council.
1986 Graduate of Esko High School, Esko Minn.
1996 Airman Leadership Course via Correspondence
1997 Non-commissioned Officer’s Academy, in-residence
1998 Community College of Air Force Associate Degree – Aircraft Maintenance Technology
2002 Senior Non-commissioned Officer’s Academy via Correspondence 2002 Supervisor’s Course, Duluth, Minn.
2006 Community College of the Air Force Associate Degree – Human Resource/Pers Admin
2012Community College of the Air Force Associate Degree – Health Care Management
2013 Chief Executive Course, in-residence, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course via Correspondence
2018 Command Chief Orientation Course, in-residence, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
1. 1988 - 1989, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. 1989 - 1991, Jet Engine Mechanic Journeyman, Kadena AFB, Japan
3. 1991 - 1992, Jet Engine Mechanic - Flight line, McChord AFB, Wash.
4. 1993 - 2000, Administrative Specialist, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANGB, Minn.
5. 2000 - 2003, CE Training Manager, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANGB, Minn.
6. 2003 - 2005, Personnel Systems Manager, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANGB, Minn.
7. 2005 - 2008, Recruiting Office Supervisor, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANGB, Minn.
8. 2008 - 2018, Health Services Management Specialist, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANGB, Minn.
9. 2018 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANGB, Minn.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with eight oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Force Reserves Meritorious Service Medal with six devices
National Defense Service Medal with device
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Long Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award with five devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one M, two devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Recruiter Ribbon
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Minnesota State Commendation Medal
Minnesota State Good Conduct with three devices
Minnesota State Active Duty Ribbon with two devices
1998 148th Fighter Wing Outstanding NCO of the Year
2004 Distinguished Graduate Personnel School
2005 Distinguished Graduate Recruiting School
2007 ANG Directors Challenge Award Recipient
2008 Recruiting Team of the Year – State of Minnesota
2008 Recruiting Office Supervisor of the Year – Region 5
Leadership Duluth Graduate
Junior Achievement Volunteer
Christmas City of the North Parade
Thanksgiving Buffet Volunteer
Reading to Children Program through local schools
Peace in Christ Church – Choir & Church Council Volunteer
ALS Blizzard Tour Volunteer
Courage Center Shoot Volunteer
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic, April 12, 1988
Airman, Aug. 1, 1988
Airman First Class, Aug. 1, 1989
Senior Airman, April 12, 1991
Staff Sergeant, July 1, 1986
Technical Sergeant, Dec. 1, 1998
Master Sergeant, Jan. 1, 2001
Senior Master Sergeant, March 1, 2009
Chief Master Sergeant, Jan. 1, 2013
Command Chief Master Sergeant, Dec. 2, 2018