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Command Senior Enlisted Leader, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command

Chief Master Sergeant Harold L. Hutchison is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for Headquarters, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

He is the principal advisor to the Commander on all enlisted matters. His responsibilities include providing the Commander with the enlisted perspective on strategic vision, goals, objectives, theater security cooperation, and enlisted professional development. Additionally, he is responsible for mentoring Senior Enlisted Leaders throughout the Component Commands and JTFs as well as coordinating with Headquarters Staff Agencies, Commanders, and Senior Enlisted Personnel on matters pertaining to the command’s mission, vision, core values, commander’s intent, enlisted utilization and implementation of command policy.

Chief Hutchison grew up in Erie, Pa., where he graduated from Tech Memorial High School in 1985 and entered the United States Air Force in December of the same year. His background includes various duties in security forces at wing, major command and joint command levels. Chief Hutchison also served as an operations group superintendent before becoming a command chief master sergeant at the wing, air expeditionary wing, numbered air force and MAJCOM levels. He has deployed numerous times supporting various missions throughout the Middle East. Chief Hutchison was the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, before assuming his current position.



1989 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Griffiss AFB, New York 

1991 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Plattsburg AFB, New York 

1995 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Okinawa, Japan

1999 Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force 

2000 Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, Arizona State University 

2001 Air Force Senior NCO Academy, Gunter Annex, Alabama 

2005 Chief's Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 

2005 Inspector General Inspector's Course, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 

2006 U.S. Air Force On-Scene Commander's Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 

2007 U.S. AF Senior Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina 

2008 U.S. AF Senior Leadership Course, Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 2008 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Executive Leadership Course, Knoxville, Tennessee 

2009 AF Enterprise Management Seminar, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 

2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia 

2011 Keystone Command Senior Leadership Course, National Defense University, Washington DC

2012 Air Force Strategic Mindset Seminar, Arlington, Virginia

2013 Air Force Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington DC

2015 Mid-East-Asia Seminar, Washington DC

2016 China and East Asia Seminar, Washington DC



1. January - February 1986, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas 

2. February - June 1986, Security Police Technical Training, Lackland AFB, Texas 

3. June 1986 - May 1994, Patrolmen & Training Instructor, 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss AFB, New York 

4. June 1994 - June 1995, NCOIC, Security Police Training, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea 

5. August 1995 - December 1997, Flight Chief, Resource Advisor and NCOIC, Arms & Equipment, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona 

6. January 1998 - June 1998, Vulnerability Assessment Inspector, Joint Rear Area Coordinator (JRAC), Eskan Village, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

7. June 1998 - August 1999, Chief, Military Security Force, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, District of Columbia 

8. September 1999 - April 2002, Kennel Master, Superintendent of SF Operations, Resources & Training Branches and NCOIC, ACC Command Guard, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia 

9. April 2002 - May 2005, Programs Branch, HQ Air Combat Command, Security Forces Directorate, Langley AFB, Virginia
10. May 2005 - March 2007, Chief, Security Forces Inspections, Inspector General, HQ Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 

11. March 2007 - October 2008, 11th Operations Group Superintendent, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, District of Columbia 

12. October 2008 - June 2010, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 78th Air Base Wing, Robins AFB, Georgia 

13. July 2010 - November 2011, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Joint Base Balad, Iraq 

14. January 2012 – April 2012, Command Chief Master Sergeant, US Forces Korea, 7th Air Force, Osan Air Force Base, Republic of Korea

15. April 2012 – July 2014, Chief of the Chiefs’ Group, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower & Personnel, Washington, D.C.

16. July 2014 – October 2016, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.

17. October 2016 – Present, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.



Legion of Merit 

Bronze Star

Defense Meritorious Service Medal 

Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters 

Joint Service Commendation Medal 

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters 

Army Commendation Medal 

Air Force Good Conduct Medal 

National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 

Iraq Campaign Medal

 Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 

Korean Defense Service Medal 

Humanitarian Service Medal 



1987 Security Police Leadership Award, Combat Weapons Loading Competition 

1991 John L. Levitow and Military Citizenship Winner, NCO Leadership School 

1996 Distinguish Honor Graduate, Security Forces Level 2 

2000 1st Fighter Wing, SNCO of the Year 

2003 Air Combat Command, SNCO of the Year 

2003 Air Force, Resource Advisor of the Year 

2003 Air Force, Security Forces Staff SNCO of the Year 



Chief Master Sergeant 1 September 2005