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Del Atkinson

Vice President

Chief Master Sergeant Del G. Atkinson is the Security Forces Manager for the 136th Security Forces Squadron Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas Air National Guard
Chief Atkinson was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin on March 14, 1964 and entered federal active duty service in the United States Army on August 18, 1982. He was stationed in Nuremburg, West Germany with the 595th Military Police Company, First Armored Division “Old Ironsides” and the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” with the 101st Military Police Company Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Upon completion of his Army service he entered into the Air National Guard. Chief Atkinson has served in many combat deployments such as Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and CORONET OAK. In 2008 Chief Atkinson left the Springdale Police Department when he accepted an AGR position with the 113th Wing as a Phoenix Raven flying VIP Airlift missions. He has logged over 1200 hours in the air in many different aircraft and has flown many Senate, Congressional, White House and First Lady Missions around the world. He was responsible for securing VIP PL1 and PL3 aircraft while transitioning between airfields around the globe that do not have adequate security in place. He has performed many Presidential Directive Detainee Movement Operations as Lead Raven securing detainees without incident to other countries for repatriation.
Chief Atkinson also performed duties as Operations Superintendent working President Obama’s first and second inauguration details, State of the Union Address and the President’s Summit for visiting heads of State working with United States Secret Service. During his assignment to the 113th Wing he was temporary assigned to Headquarters Air Force National Guard Bureau as the Operations Superintendent, Air National Guard Security Forces, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He lead operations for a MAJCOM level organization, which manages ANG Security Forces Operations, Phoenix Raven Program, Detainee Movement Operations, Domestic Operations, Force Protection, Plans, Programs and Resources for more than 8,000 Air National Guard Security Forces Personnel in 54 States, Territories and the District of Columbia.

1982 United States Army Basic Training Course – Military Police School, Fort McClellan, Alabama
1984 United States Army Air Assault School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
1995 United States Army National Guard Mountain Warfare School (Summer) Jericho, Vermont
1998 United States Army National Guard Mountain Warfare School (Winter) Jericho, Vermont
1999 United States Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Non-Residence
2002 United States Air Force Basic Instructors Course (BIC) Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2003 Phoenix Raven Qualification Course – Fort Dix, New Jersey
2006 Associates Degree in Criminal Justice NW Arkansas Community College Bentonville, Arkansas
2006 United States Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Non-Residence
2008 Survival Evasion Resistance Escape School Fairchild AFB, Washington
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Norfolk, Virginia
2010 Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2011 Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2012 Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, “Magna Cum Laude” Columbia Southern Univ., Alabama
2012 Diploma Instructor Certification Program for Noncommissioned Officers Academy
2012 Community College of the Air Force Professional Manager Certificate Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2014 Chief’s Executive Course Joint Base Andrews Maryland
2014 Senior Enterprise Leadership Seminar University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2016 Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management “Summa Cum Laude” at Trident University, California

September 1986 – August 1989 118th Security Police Squadron, Tennessee ANG, Nashville, Tenn.
August 1989 – May 1990 161st Security Police Squadron, Arizona ANG, Phoenix, Ariz.
May 1990 – May 2008 188th Security Forces Squadron, Arkansas ANG, Fort Smith, Ark.
May 2008 – August 2010 113th Security Forces Squadron, DC ANG, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
August 2010 – April 2012 NGB/A7SO (HAF) Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
April 2012 – June 2013 113th Security Forces Squadron, DC ANG, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
July 2013- Present 136th Security Forces Squadron, Texas ANG, Naval Air Station JRB Fort Worth, Texas

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
AMC Phoenix Raven Qualification Course “RAVEN” Tab
United States Air Force Marathon Medal (26.2) Miles
United States Army Air Assault Badge
United States Army Ram’s Head Device (MOUNTAIN)
German Troop Duty Proficiency Badge (GOLD)
Holland Jump Wings Parachutes Badge

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member
National Guard Association of Texas, Life Member

Private August 18, 1982
Private Two February 10, 1983
Private First Class September 15, 1983
Specialist Fourth Class October 1, 1984
Staff Sergeant January 1, 1991
Technical Sergeant December 1, 1996
Master Sergeant August 8, 1999
Senior Master Sergeant October 1, 2007
Chief Master Sergeant August 1, 2013