Chief Master Sergeant REY D. SCHULTZ

Chief Master Sergeant Rey Schultz is the Command Chief of the 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. As Command Chief, he represents the highest enlisted level of leadership for the command and executes the commander's mission by developing the wing's capacity for combat preparedness and professional development for the permanent party force and more than 60,000 Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and allied students each year at Sheppard and through the wing's 64 detached units across the globe. Additionally, the Chief directly supports the mission accomplishments of the 80th Flying Training Wing as it generates 66,000 sorties annually to train combat pilots for the U.S. and its NATO allies.

Chief Schultz entered the Air Force in July 1997. He has served as a Supply Management Journeyman and in a variety of positions both in Cyber and Combat Communications. Chief Schultz has also led in the joint environment during a multinational exercise (Israel). Additionally, he has deployed in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH (Turkey), SOUTHERN WATCH (Kuwait), ENDURING FREEDOM (Kyrgyzstan), IRAQI FREEDOM (Iraq) and NEW DAWN (Qatar).

Prior to his current assignment, Chief Schultz served as the Command Chief, 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He was the principal advisor to the Wing Commander on matters influencing training, readiness, health and welfare of the enlisted force. In this capacity, Chief Schultz led and mentored more than 1,600 professionals.



2002 United States Air Force Airman Leadership School, Fairchild AFB, WA

2003 Associate of Applied Science Degree in Logistics Management, Community College of the Air Force

2007 Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University

2008 United States Air Force NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL

2009 Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Mgmt, Community College of the Air Force

2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course

2012 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force

2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL

2015 Master of Business Administration, Trident University International

2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Military Education II Correspondence Course

2018 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL

2018 Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute

2021 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD

2021 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation Course, Maxwell AFB

2021 USAF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina

2022 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business, Duke University

2022 Middle East and South Asia Seminar, Allen L. Freed Associates, Washington D.C.

2023 Latin and South America Seminar, Allen L. Freed Associates, Washington D.C.

2023 Air Force Strategic Leader Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex, AL



  1. Jul 1997 – Sep 1997, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. Sep 1997 – Nov 1997, Student, Supply Management Apprentice Course, Lackland AFB, TX
  3. Nov 1997 – Jul 2001, Material Control Journeyman, 347th Transportation Sq, Moody AFB, GA
    1. Feb – Jun 2000, Supply/MRSP Operator, 71st RQS Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
    2. Oct - Dec 2000, Supply/MRSP Operator, 41st RQS Al Jabar Air Base, Kuwait
  4. Jul 2002 – Sep 2007, Assistant Resource Advisor, 92d Logistics Readiness Sq, Fairchild AFB, WA - Jun – Sep 2004, NCOIC, Materiel Control, 332d ELRS, Balad Air Base, Iraq - May – Sep 2006, NCOIC, Aircraft Material Control, 92d EARS, Manas, Kyrgyzstan
  5. Sep 2007 – Oct 2007, Student, Comm Planning and Implementation Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, MS
  6. Oct 2007 – Oct 2009, Project Manager, 754th Electronic Systems Group, Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex, AL
  7. Oct 2009 – Nov 2010, Section Chief, Plans Flight, 379th Expeditionary Comm Sq, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  8. Nov 2010 – May 2014, Supt, Ops Division, AF Life Cycle Mgmt Center, Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex, AL
  9. May 2014 – May 2018, Squadron Supt, 1st Combat Communications Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, GE
    1. Jan – Mar 2016, SEL, Combat Comm, Multi-National Task Force exercise JUNIPER COBRA, Israel
  10. May 2018 – July 2019, Squadron Supt, 55th Communications Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE
  11. July 2019 – June 2021, Group Supt, 690th Cyberspace Ops Group, Jt Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
  12. June 2021 – June 2023, Command Chief, 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing, Scott AFB, IL
  13. June 2023 – Present, Command Chief, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX



Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters



2002 Academic Excellence Award, Airman Leadership School

2007 Southern Illinois University Deans List Magna Cum Laude

2010 379th Expeditionary Communications Sq SNCO of the Year

2012 Business and Enterprise Systems Outstanding Cyber Systems SNCO of the Year

2012 Team Maxwell-Gunter SNCO of the Year

2013 Air Force Materiel Command Outstanding Cyber Systems SNCO of the Year

2015 435th Air Ground Operations Wing SNCO of the Year

2017 Air Force Best Large Communications Unit



Chief Master Sergeant, 1 August 2017

(Current as of June 2023)