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SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT NICHOLAS M. ROHLING

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SMSgt Nicholas M. Rohling is the Maintenance Superintendent and Interim Squadron Superintendent for the 43rd Air Mobility Squadron, 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.  He leads 298 Airman and 4 civilian personnel providing the squadron’s out-load support for the nation’s premier XVIII Airborne Corps, 82d Airborne Division, and their Immediate Response Force mission within the Joint Special Operations Command community, which encompasses 30 percent of all Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training missions flown by AMC/Reserve forces in support of the US Army.  Additionally, Sergeant Rohling prepares the squadron to meet short-notice, humanitarian, and worldwide mobility tasking’s to secure national objectives and serves as the principal advisor to the commander on technical matters concerning maintenance operations, manpower, morale, health, welfare, quality force and recognition for assigned personnel.  
 
Sergeant Rohling grew up in the Chicago metropolitan area and joined the Air Force in July 1999, shortly after graduating high school.  He completed H-53 Helicopter Crew Chief technical training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, in February 2000.  Throughout his career he has maintained MH-53M/J, Mi-17, and CV-22B aircraft.  He has deployed to Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, and other locations in support of numerous Air Force Special Operations Command and Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component operations. 
 
Prior to assuming his current position, Sergeant Rohling served as the Assistant Superintendent, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 801st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
 
EDUCATION
2004  Airman Leadership School, Kirtland AFB, NM
2013  Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2014  Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL
2016  Associate of Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, AL
2017   Professional Manager Certification, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, AL
2017  Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2018  Bachelor of Science in Leadership, Summa Cum Laude, Trident University International, Cypress, CA
2018  USAF Advanced Maintenance & Munitions Operations School, Nellis AFB, NV
2018  USAF SNCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1.  July 1999 – August 1999:  Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2.  September 1999 – January 2000:  Student, H-53 Helicopter Crew Chief Course, Fort Eustis, VA
3.  February 2000 – January 2001:  H-53 Helicopter Maintenance Apprentice, 551 SOS, Kirtland AFB, NM
4.  February 2001 – August 2002:  H-53 Helicopter Maintenance Journeyman, 551 SOS, Kirtland AFB, NM
5.  August 2002 – February 2006:  H-53 Helicopter Maintenance Craftsman, 551 SOS, Kirtland AFB, NM
6.  February 2006 – May 2006:  CV-22 Helicopter Maintenance Craftsman, 58 AMXS, Kirtland AFB, NM
7.  October 2009 – May 2012:  Deficiency Analysis NCOIC, 58 MOS, Kirtland AFB, NM
8.  June 2012 – June 2013:  Mi-17 Crew Chief Air Advisor, 802 AEAS, Shindand AB, Afghanistan
9.  July 2013 – January 2015:  CV-22 Inspection Section Asst Section Chief, 801 SOAMXS, Hurlburt Field, FL
10.  February 2015 – January 2016:  CV-22 Flightline Expediter, 801 SOAMXS, Hurlburt Field, FL
11. February 2016 – March 2017:  CV-22 Aircraft Section Chief, 801 SOAMXS, Hurlburt Field, FL
12. April 2017 – July 2018:  CV-22 Production Superintendent, 801 SOAMXS, Hurlburt Field, FL
13. August 2018 – July 2019:  CV-22 Lead Production Superintendent, 801 SOAMXS, Hurlburt Field, FL
14. August 2019 – January 2020:  8 AMU Assistant Superintendent, 801 SOAMXS, Hurlburt Field, FL
15. February 2020 – Present:  Maintenance Superintendent, 43 AMS, Pope AAF, NC
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
AF Outstanding Unit Award with seven oak leaf clusters
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2016  SNCO of the Quarter, 3rd quarter, 1 SOMXG
2017  SNCO of the Quarter, 1st quarter, 801 SOAMXS
2019  SNCO of the Quarter, 4th quarter, 1 SOMXG
2019  SNCO Maintenance Support Professional of the Year, 1 SOMXG
 
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Senior Master Sergeant, 1 February 2019