Chief MSgt Michael Mitchell Presented with Meritorious Service Award at Retirement Party
82 year old Chief Master Sergeant Michael Mitchell was honored with a Meritorious Service Award by Col Jay Burrell, Illinois Wing Commander at his retirement party this past Saturday 24 March, 2018. Chief had served as the Illinois Wing Chief Master Sergeant since September 2016 and was an advisor to the Wing Commander.
Colonel Burrell reflecting on Chief’s service and retirement stated, “Chief Mitchell exemplified the role of what a Command Chief Master Sergeant should be. He was the advocate of the members and provided input on the morale of the wing. His input and council will be missed. I wish him the greatest success as he begins a new chapter as not only a retired US Army Sergeant Major but also as a retired CAP Command Chief Master Sergeant. Enjoy your retirement and know that you have touched the lives of so many!”
Proud of his NCO background, Chief Mitchell made the transition from officer to enlisted, May 2016. His illustrious career with Civil Air Patrol began on 15 July 2006. During his service, he served at 9 encampments and 3 NESAs.
Before Civil Air Patrol, Chief enlisted in the Army 4 January 1954 and served until 14 October 1960. He continued service with the Army National Guard until 5 May 1995.
His achievements include:
Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Non-Commisioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Graduate of Sergeant Major Academy 23 June 1990.
Meritorious Service Award March 2018
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award March 2018