CMSgt (Ret) Joe Mast served in special operations under 23rd Air Force and Air Force Special Operations Command. While active duty, he served as a Sensors Maintenance Technician, NCOIC Maintenance Control, Deputy Commander for Maintenance (DCM) Acquisition and Logistics Manager, 20th Special Operation Squadron Specialist Branch Chief, 16th SOW Operations Superintendent, and 352nd SOG Group Command Chief Master Sergeant. Joe has a comprehensive understanding of the Air Commando mission, people, and families serving the command. He also have a thorough knowledge of the many successes, and unfortunately infrequent failures, Air Commandos’ have endured.
Chief Mast served special ops personnel in the capacity as friend, supervisor, branch chief, Chief Master Sergeant, and Command Chief Master Sergeant. He deployed on numerous TDYs assignments both training and real-world deployments to include; Blinking Light rotations to Howard AFB Panama, Vice Presidential Gunship Demonstration Charleston AFB SC, reconstitution of the 353rd Special Operations Group MH-53’s after Mount Pinatubo volcano eruption, King Abdul Aziz Airbase, Saudi Arabia for Desert Storm/Shield, Partnership for Peace Exercise in Hungary, and numerous deployments to San Vito Air Base Italy to support Bosnia operations.
* Raised considerable amounts of monies to support many MAJCOM functions and non-profit organizations. (Order of the Sword, Air Force Enlisted Village, etc.).
* Chairman of the Board for the Air Force Enlisted Village (Emeritus).
* Former Vice President of the Hurlburt Field Chiefs Group (two occasions).
* Lifetime member of the Air Force Association, Air Commando Association, and Hurlburt Field Chiefs Group.