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E-9 Noncommissioned Officer (Special), U.S. Air Force
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Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force
Air Force E-9 Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force Air Force Military Ranks
Class Noncommissioned Officer (Special)
Abbr. CMSAF
Title Chief Master Sergeant (last name)
Paygrade E-9 (DoD Paygrade)
OR-9 (NATO Code)
Basic Pay $4,949/mo

Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) is the fourth Non-Commissioned Officer rank in the United States Air Force. It is just above Master Sergeant and below Chief Master Sergeant. Promotion to Senior Master Sergeant is the hardest enlisted promotion to acquire, for less than ten percent of eligible Master Sergeants move up. To be promoted, an airman must have very broad technical skills gained from many assignments, and they typically have a bachelor's degree, or higher, in their specialty. SMSgts are expected to act as mentors and leaders for non-commissioned and junior commissioned officers. At present day, only two perdent of the Air Forces total enlisted force may hold the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.

The rank insignia for Senior Master Sergeant is the same as the Master Sergeant's, three silver, downward pointing chevrons outlined in blue with an encircled star at the point with two curved chevrons below the star, but with two upward pointing chevrons over the downward pointing ones, instead of just one.

Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force is the 11th rank in the United States Air Force , ranking above Command Chief Master Sergeant. A chief master sergeant of the air force is a Noncommissioned Officer (Special) at DoD paygrade E-9, with a starting monthly pay of $4,949.

How do you become a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force?

Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force is a special / ceremonial rank, so promotions don't occur in the same way as with a a traditional Air Force rank promotion.

Approximately one percent of the enlisted force will be chief master sergeants. It is very difficult to attain this rank. Promotion from senior master sergeant to chief master sergeant is also via a promotion board. Factors include: education obtained, experiences, technical skills, performance reports, and completion of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Correspondence Course.

The Air Force Chief of Staff must also appoint the CMSAF. There is only one position throughout the Air Force.

What is the proper way to address a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force?

The correct way to address a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force named Mr. Garelick is "Chief Master Sergeant Garelick", or written as CMSAF Garelick. In formal situations, a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force should always be addressed by their full rank.

How much does a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force earn?

Basic pay for an entry-level Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force with Over 10 years of experience is $4,948.80 per month.

A Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years. Basic pay is only a small percentage of a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force's final compensation package.

In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including hostile fire pay, housing allowance, clothing allowance, food allowance, and more.

For full details on the Air Force's Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2017 Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force Pay Chart. A full table of the Air Force's current paygrades are available at the Air Force Pay Chart.

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To learn more about the Air Force's rank structure, see our complete list of Air Force ranks.

The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force is paid under the General Schedule payscale. For more details, see this Air Force rank to GS grade conversion table .