CMSgt Justin G. Stoltzfus

Chief Master Sergeant Justin G. Stoltzfus serves as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California. As the Command Chief, he serves as the principal enlisted advisor to the wing commander on all matters concerning readiness, training, education, and resiliency of the wing’s 19,500 active duty, reserve, civil service, and defense industrial base contractors on the second largest base in the U.S. Air Force. He also represents the enlisted force at a multitude of meetings, committees, boards, and steering councils supporting the wing’s personnel across 56 organizational developmental test and evaluation to advance multiple Department of Defense programs valued at $1.4 billion dollars. These test/programs include:  KC-46, KC-135, KC-10, C-17, C-5, F-35, F-22, F-16, B-21, B-1, B-2, B-52, eT-7A, RQ-4 and emerging technologies.

Chief Stoltzfus entered the Air Force in December of 1997 and graduated from the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HV AC/R) maintenance course at Sheppard AFB, Texas in August 1998. Since then, he has held a variety of leadership positions at the squadron and group levels, including First Sergeant duty from March 2014 through November 2017.

Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Stoltzfus was the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.


2002 Airmen Leadership School, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

2010 Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

2013 Associate Degree, Mechanical/Electrical Technology, Community College of the Air Force 2013 Air Force Senior Non-commissioned Officer (SNCO), course 14 (correspondence)

2013 Marine Corps Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Residence, Okinawa, Japan 2014 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2015 Associate Degree, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force 2017 Senior Enlisted

Joint Professional Military Education, Course II, (correspondence)

2017 Bachelor of Science, University of Management and Technology (Cum-Laude), Arlington, Va.

2020 Chief Leadership Course

2021 Group Superintendent's Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2021 Enterprise Perspective Seminar (Alan L. Freed Associates), Washington D.C.


1. December 1997 – August 1998, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

2. August 1998 – September 2001, Apprentice, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.

2. September 2001 – September 2007, Journeyman, 18th CES, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan

3. September 2007 – November 2010, HVAC/R NCOIC, 436th CES, Dover AFB, Del.

4. November 2010 – January 2012, HVAC/R Section Chief, 18th CES, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan

5. October 2013 – May 2015, First Sergeant, 18th Maintenance Group, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan

6. May 2015 – May 2016, First Sergeant, 18th Munitions Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan

7. May 2016 – Nov 2017, First Sergeant, 18th Medical Group, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan

8. November 2017 – June 2020, Superintendent, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.

9. July 2020 – June 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, Los Angeles Garrison, Los Angeles Air Base, Calif.

10. June 2022 – June 2022, Command Chief, 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

11. July 2022 – Present, Command Chief, 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, Calif.


Meritorious Service Medal, two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal, three oak leaf clusters

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal, four oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Recognition Ribbon

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Legion of Merit


2000 Below the Zone, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, Calif.

2005 NCO of the Year, 18th Civil Engineer Group, Kadena AB, Japan

2006 Major General Eugene Lupia Outstanding Military Technician (NCO Category), PACAF 2007 Commander in Chief Installation Excellence (Individual Award Winner), DoD2013 Outstanding Information Assurance Program Manager, HQ USAFE/A6

2011 NCO of the Year, 18th Civil Engineer Group, Kadena AB, Japan

2012 Lance P. Sijan Nominee, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan

2013 Marine Corps SNCO Academy, Commandant Award, Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan 2014 First Sergeant of the Year, 5th Air Force

2018 Lance P. Sijan Nominee, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.


Chief Master Sergeant Nov. 1, 2019

(Current as of 02 August 2023)