Senior Master Sergeant Eric C. Tabb is Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 412 Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base California. In this capacity, he advises the Defense Force Commander on enlisted matters and serves as a mentor responsible for synchronizing the efforts of over 700 military and Department of Air Force law enforcement officials for the defense of the second largest base in the Air Force. He serves as a focal point for base defense of 308,000 acres while simultaneously ensuring the support for Los Angeles Air Force Base, Palmdale’s Plant 42, March Air Reserve Base, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. He oversees the protection of 56 organizational development test and evaluation programs to advance 14 Department of Defense aircraft platforms valued at $18 billion dollars, including the $20 billion dollar B-21 Raider platform, forming one-third of the $634 billion nuclear triad. He supports security requirements for the Air Force Test Center (NAF equivalent), Air Force Test Pilot School, NASA Research Center, and the British and Netherlands Royal Air Forces.


SMSgt Tabb’s professional background includes various leadership positions within Security Forces. This includes Logistics Superintendent and the Wing Antiterrorism Officer for the 65 Air Base Group, Lajas Field, Portugal. SMSgt Tabb’s service includes assignments in California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas, with overseas assignments to Zambia, Turkey, Portugal, and Italy. He has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE.


Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Senior Enlisted Leader for 412th SFS, Detachment 1, Air Force Plant 42.



2010    Associates Degree, Police Science, Community College of the Air Force

2013    Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course, Kapaun Air Station, Germany

2015    Associated Degree, Information Management, Community College of the Air Force

2016    Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Montgomery, Alabama

2016    Security Cooperation Management Overseas Course, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

2017    Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Course, Montgomery, Alabama

2018    Bachelors of Arts Degree, Criminal Justice, American Military University

2019    Navy Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Naval Station Newport, RI

2021    Air Advisor Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

2022    Masters of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Western Kentucky University

2022    Project Officer Certification, Institute of Project Management

2023    Basic Instructor Course, Community College of the Air Force

2023    Executive Life Coach, Flatter Inc.