Chief Master Sergeant Isaac M. Carr

Air National Guard State Command Sergeant

Chief Master Sergeant Isaac M. Carr is the fourteenth State Command Chief Master Sergeant of the South Carolina Air National Guard. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership and is the principal enlisted advisor to The Adjutant General and Assistant Adjutant for Air. In this role, he is directly responsible for all matters regarding the professional development, readiness, training, utilization, health, morale and welfare for more than 1,400 enlisted members of the South Carolina Air National Guard.

Chief Carr was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and entered the U.S. Air Force in December 1986 through Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. His first assignment was with the 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, where he served as a supply specialist. He has held various leadership positions at the squadron level. Chief Carr has deployed on several occasions to Southwest Asia in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

In his civilian capacity, Chief Carr is a financial advisor for a major financial planning firm within the state of South Carolina.

Prior to his current position, Chief Carr served as the 169th Mission Support Group Superintendent. In this capacity, he advised the group commander on matters affecting military and family readiness, training, health, morale, welfare, and quality of life for the enlisted Airmen assigned to the unit.

EDUCATION
1989 NCO Preparatory Course, Shaw AFB, S.C.
1993 Associate of Applied Science, Finance, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
1996 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, Tenn.
2009 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2017 Associates of Applied Science, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2020 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1986 – February 1987, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. February 1987 – March 1987, Student, Technical School, Chanute AFB, Ill.
3. March 1987 – August 1990, Inventory Management Specialist, 363rd Supply Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
4. August 1990 – January 1991, Operation DESERT SHIELD, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates
5. January 1991 – March 1991, Operation DESERT STORM, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates
6. March 1991 – April 1992, DIFM Monitor, 363rd Supply Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
7. April 1992 – April 1995, NCOIC, 17th Fighter Squadron WRSK, 363rd Supply Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
8. April 1995 – May 1996, NCOIC, MRSP, 363rd Supply Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
9. July 1996 – January 2000, Inventory Management Craftsman, 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, McEntire ANGB, S.C.
10. January 2000 – August 2008, Inventory Management NCOIC, 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, McEntire ANGB, S.C.
11. December 2006 – June 2007, Tactical Operations Control Center NCOIC, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM
12. August 2008 – August 2014, First Sergeant, 169th Civil Engineer Squadron, McEntire ANGB, S.C.
13. August 2014 – December 2017, First Sergeant, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire ANGB, S.C.
14. December 2017 – August 2019, 169th Student Development Flight NCOIC, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
15. August 2019 – April 2021, Group Superintendent, 169th Mission Support Group, McEntire JNGB, S.C.
16. April 2021 – Present, State Command Chief, South Carolina Air National Guard, McEntire JNGB, S.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze service stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze service star Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short Tour
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Air Force Longevity Service with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserves Medal with ‘M’ device
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Rifle
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait

STATE AWARDS
South Carolina Meritorious Service Medal
South Carolina Active State Service Ribbon
South Carolina Palmetto Service Ribbon

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States - Life Member
National Guard Association of South Carolina - Life Member
National Guard Association of the United States - Life Member

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class January 28, 1987
Senior Airman May 28, 1989
Staff Sergeant January 24, 1992
Technical Sergeant January 1, 2000
Master Sergeant January 1, 2005
Senior Master Sergeant April 09, 2015
Chief Master Sergeant August 1, 2019

(CURRENT AS OF AUGUST 2021)

Leadership