Joint Base Charleston


Command Chief’s Corner

By Chief Master Sgt. Mike Ivey | Joint Base Charleston command chief | September 08, 2010

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Joint Base Charleston,

It has been an honor to serve with each of you, and culminating my career as the 628th Air Base Wing command chief has been the pinnacle of my assignments in the Air Force. When I began my career 23 years ago, I had no idea it would take me here, but I'm extremely happy that it did. I've had countless mentors, supervisors, commanders, first sergeants, chiefs, coworkers and friends who have all made a difference in my life, and I hoped I made a difference in theirs and lived up to their expectations. I would especially like to thank Col. John "Red" Millander, Col. John Wood and Col. Martha Meeker, the three wing commanders whom all allowed me to serve as a command chief.

Throughout my career, my family has been at my beside sharing in the successes and making sacrifices behind the scenes, and I can't thank them enough as well for helping me understand why what the men and women in the Air Force do every day is so important. They kept me focused and always happy to serve our great nation.

Finally, it would have been impossible for me to serve as a command chief without a great executive assistant. The three Airmen who expertly fulfilled this role during my time at Charleston did an amazing job at making sure I was informed, prepared, where I needed to be and always ready to serve Team Charleston. I can never thank Tech. Sgt. Dina Maldonado from the 437th Operations Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Allen Foster from the 437th maintenance Squadron and Staff Sgt. Laci Brokaw from the 628th medical Group enough for their dedication, candor, attention to detail and outstanding service.

I owe any success I've enjoyed to the Airmen who helped along the way, and to everyone, thank you for the support and for serving our country. To all, best wishes!

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