Chief Master Sgt. Timothy M. Bayes is the Command Chief, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. He serves as the principal advisor to the commander on matters of welfare, readiness, morale and effective deployment of more than 2,800 enlisted members of the combined C-5 and C-17 wing, providing worldwide movement of high priority personnel and cargo. Dover AFB is home to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, the Department of Defense’s largest aerial port and the Air Mobility Command Museum.
Chief Bayes is a native of Newton, Kansas, and enlisted in the Air Force in March 2000, as a Structures Technician. His background includes various positions both in civil engineering and Air Force special duties. He has performed as a Structural Technician, Structures Technical School Instructor, Prime BEEF Manager, First Sergeant, Operations Flight Superintendent, Operations Flight Chief as well as a squadron and group Superintendent.
His previous assignments include bases in Missouri, Mississippi, Kansas, Washington, Italy and Wyoming. He has deployed in support of operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Superintendent, 6th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, Florida.
2000 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2000 Structural Apprentice Course, Naval Construction Training Center, Miss.
2004 Airman Leadership School, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
2006 Associate in Construction Trades Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2006 Basic Instructor Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2007 Associate in Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2011 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2011 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2012 First Sergeant Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, by correspondence
2013 Associate in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2015 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2016 Civil Engineer Superintendent Course, Air Force Institute of Technology
2017 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, American Military University
2019 Chiefs Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Ala.
1. March 2000 - April 2000, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. April 2000 - September 2000, Structural Specialist Technical School, Gulfport, Miss.
3. September 2000 - February 2006, Structural Journeyman, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
4. February 2006 - July 2009 Structures Technical School Instructor, 366 Training Squadron/DET 6, Gulfport, Miss.
5. July 2009 - April 2011 Structural Craftsman, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
6. April 2011 - May 2012 Prime BEEF Manager, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
7. May 2012 - May 2013 First Sergeant, 22nd Operations Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
8. May 2013 - August 2015 First Sergeant, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
9. August 2015 - May 2016, Operations Flight Superintendent, 627th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Wash
10. May 2016 - August 2017 Squadron Superintendent, 627th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
11. August 2017 - March 2018, Infrastructure Systems Superintendent 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
12. March 2018 - December 2018, Operations Flight Chief 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
13. December 2018 – June 2020, Squadron Superintendent, 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F.E Warren AFB, Wyo.
14. July 2020 – June 2021, Superintendent, 6th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, Fla.
15. June 2021 – Present, Command Chief, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
2001 Structures Technician of the Year, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
2002 Below the Zone promotion to SrA, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
2007 Naval Construction Training Center Instructor of the Quarter, Gulfport, Miss.
2011 Commandant’s Leadership Award, NCO Academy, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2012 22nd Operations Group, First Sergeant of the Year, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2013 22nd Maintenance Group, First Sergeant of the Year, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2014 22nd Air Refueling Wing, First Sergeant of the Year, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2019 Headquarters Air Force, Major General Joseph Ahearn Enlisted Leadership Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant Oct. 1, 2018
(Current as of January 2022)