Friday, April 27, 2012

Nudd selected as 442nd Fighter Wing command chief

by Staff Sgt. Danielle Johnston
442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. James Nudd (pictured as Senior Master Sgt. in 2010) was selected April 24, 2012 as the incoming command chief of the 442nd Fighter Wing. The wing is an A-10 Thunderbolt II Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Nudd served in the 442nd FW in 2009 and 2010 as the weapons safety manager. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Johnston) Hi-res

4/25/2012 - WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Chief Master Sgt. James Nudd was announced as the incoming command chief of the 442nd Fighter Wing, here, April 24, 2012.

He was selected by Brig. Gen. Eric S. Overturf, 442nd Fighter Wing commander. Nudd is currently assigned as the Air Force Munitions Functional Manager at Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., and is responsible for logistics plans and policies to organize, train and equip munitions and missile maintenance, and related functions within the Air Force. He serves as the Air Staff lead for all conventional munitions and missile maintenance activities.

Nudd was assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing as the weapons safety manager from December 2009 to August 2010. During that time, he was awarded Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Air Force Reserve Command Weapons Safety Manager of the Year.

Originally from Medina, N.Y., Nudd entered the Air Force in 1984. He has worked in a variety of leadership positions within the munitions and weapons safety arenas for several commands in the Air Force. He has served in multiple deployments and served as a first sergeant at the 184th Maintenance Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan. Nudd has a bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health from Columbia Southern University, Ala.

Nudd will assume the position June 1, 2012.


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