Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
/ Published April 05, 2017
In April 1967, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Airey set on a path untraveled by any other Airman in the U.S. Air Force, and became the first chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Since then, only 17 other men have followed in Airey’s esteemed path, yet the impact of these Airmen continuously ricocheted across the force.