Chief Master Sergeant Michael D. Dumas is the Command Chief of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio. As the Command Chief, he is a key advisor to Commanders and senior staff regarding military readiness, mission effectiveness, professional development, unit health, morale, and the overall welfare of the Wing’s enlisted force.

CMSgt Dumas entered into military service in August 1996. He began his career in the United States Army as an active duty 11B Infantryman assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After leaving the Army, he joined the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, as a Computer Networking, Switching, and Cryptographic Repairman (2E2X1). Upon completing his technical schools, he was immediately activated in support of Operations NOBLE EAGLE and ENDURING FREEDOM and has played an active role ever since. CMSgt Dumas became a full-time Information Technology Specialist in 2004. In 2011, he deployed to Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan, where he served as the SNCOIC of the 702nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Communications team in support of the 451st Wing, Army Combat Aviation Brigade, and ultimately the 179th’s C27J mission. Upon return, he was selected and worked as an interim 1st Sergeant for the Medical Group until returning to the Communication Flight, where he would serve in every leadership role across the flight. In 2017, CMSgt Dumas deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar serving the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, where he and his team were responsible for 78% of the region’s warfighting efforts and communications capabilities. Then finally, in January 2020, CMSgt Dumas was selected as the 179th AW’s Cyber Chief Enlisted Manager. He served as the senior enlisted advisor responsible for supervising flight personnel and the senior technical advisor for planning, development, management, security, and enforcement of Air Force Information Systems. During his tenure, he led his staff through an AFSC transformation and ardently worked to transition the Wing from a highly respected Airlift Wing to a first-of-its-kind Air National Guard Cyberspace Wing. CMSgt Dumas is an ardent believer in constant progression and remains relevant by taking every opportunity to complete leadership and AFSC-related courses.



1996 - Army Infantryman Training School - Fort Benning, GA

2001 - Computer, Network, Cryptographic and Switching Systems Technical School - Keesler AFB, MS

2001 - Electronic Principles Technical School - Keesler AFB, MS

2002 - USAF Airman Leadership School - Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

2002 - USAF Career Development Course - Computer and Switching Systems 5 level Course, Mansfield, OH

2003 - Associate of Arts Degree, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2004 - Associate in Applied Science Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

2006 - Communications Electronics Career Advancement - 7 Level Course - Keesler AFB, MS

2007 - Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, DeVry Institute of Technology, Columbus OH

2007 - USAF Train the Trainer Course - Mansfield, OH

2007 - USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy- Class 2007-3 - McGhee Tyson, ANGB, TN

2007 - Change Management Training Course, The Ohio State University– Mansfield, OH

2009 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, New Horizons Course - Columbus, OH

2009 - USAF Senior NCOA Academy - Class AFSNCOA 10-A - Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex, AL

2009 - CompTIA Security+ Certification - Fort McCoy, WI

2012 - ITIL® Foundation Certified in IT Service Management Course, Mansfield, OH

2013 - Certified Ethical Hacker (Version 7) EC-Council CEH Certification - Fort McCoy, WI

2013 - Computer Network Defense Course (CNDC) - Fort McCoy, WI

2014 - Cyberspace Support Quality Assurance Procedures Course - Keesler AFB, MS

2014 - COMSEC Account Management EKMS Course - Keesler AFB, MS

2015 - Project Management Course (PMP based) - Keesler AFB, MS

2015 - COMSEC Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) - Keesler AFB, MS

2015 - Emission Security Manager Course - Keesler AFB, MS

2016 - Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification (CISSP),  (ISC)² - Fort McCoy, WI

2016 - Reserve Components National Security Course, RCNSC - Washington, D.C.

2016 - DISA Risk Management Framework RMF Training Course, Fort Meade, MD

2016 - International Senior Non Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Leadership (INLEAD) Program - McGhee Tyson, ANGB, TN

2017 - Advanced Risk Management Framework RMF Training Course - Fort Meade, MD

2018 - Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

2019 - Master of Science in Government Information Leadership, National Defense University, Fort McNair, D.C.

2020 - Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) Course - Keesler AFB, MS

2020 - EC-Council - Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) Certified

2020 - Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, MD.

2023 - Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Lackland AFB, Texas



1996 - Trainee, United States Army Basic Training, Fort Benning, GA

1997 - United States Army 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI

2000 - Computer Network Switching and Cryptographic Repair Apprentice, Ohio ANG 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, OH

2011 - SNCOIC 702nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Communications team - Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan,

2017 - Plans and Policies Superintendent for 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron - Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

2019 - Cyber Chief Enlisted Manager - Ohio Air National Guard, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, OH

2023 - Command Chief - Ohio Air National Guard, 121st Air Refueling Wing, Columbus, OH


Meritorious Service Medal

Air and Space Commendation Medal                                                                       

Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster                                                                                                                                    

Air and Space Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters                                                       

Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters                                                       

Meritorious Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster                                                                                

Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Cluster                                                       

Good Conduct Medal                                                                                       

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters                                                       

National Defense Service Medal                                     

Afghanistan Campaign Medal     

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal   

Armed Forces Service Medal            

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal                   

Air and Space Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one Oak Leaf Cluster  

Air and Space Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters                                                       

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two Hourglass Devices and two "M"Devices

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters                                                       

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one Service Star Device

Army Service Medal

NATO Medal



Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) – Life Member                                                                                                                      

Serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the InfraGard Northern Ohio Chapter - National Members Alliance                                                                                                                           



2009 - 2013 Served as The Academy Graduate Association President for Chapter 23, The Ohio State Chapter

2012 Selected as 179th Airlift Wing’s SNCO of the Year for MSG and the Wing

2020 Vice President for the 179th Airlift Wing’s Chief’s Council  

2021 to Present - Vice Chair for the Ohio  Enlisted Field Advisory Committee EFAC

2021 to Present—Serves on Commanders Leadership Course Staff



Private First Class (USA) August 19, 1997

Senior Airman  April 05, 2001

Staff Sergeant February 17, 2004

Technical Sergeant June 01, 2006

Master Sergeant September 01, 2008

Senior Master Sergeant June 01, 2012

Chief Master Sergeant January 01, 2020