Chief Master Sergeant Blake Stanley

Chief Master Sgt. William B. Stanley is the ninth Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Key Field Air National Guard, Meridian, Mississippi. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the wing and is an advisor to the Wing Commander.  In this role, he is directly responsible for matters affecting morale, wellness, readiness, training, health, welfare, quality of life, professional development and proper utilization for the Wing’s 900 plus Air Guard members.

Chief Stanley graduated from Air Force basic training in February 1987 and completed the Imagery Interpretation Journeyman Course at Goodfellow Air Force Base. He was assigned to the 153rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Chief Stanley transferred to the 153rd Aerial Refueling Squadron and completed Initial Boom Operator in September 1992 at Castle Air Force Base. In October 1998 Chief Stanley started working in the RC-26 office with the Counter-drug Program. In October 2008 Chief Stanley was selected to cross train into the MC-12 program as an instructor sensor operator and evaluator with Project Liberty. In January 2012 Chief Stanley cross trained into the C-27 as a Load Master. In October 2013 Chief Stanley transitioned back to the KC-135R as the NCOIC of the Aircrew Training Office. In September 2019 Chief Stanley was transferred to the 186th Medical Group as the Group Superintendent. In September of 2021 Chief Stanley was transferred to the 186th Operations Group assigned as the Group Senior Enlisted Leader. Chief Stanley has deployed numerous times to multiple theaters. He participated in ALLIED FORGE, DENY FLIGHT, NOBEL EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDON, FREEDOM SENTINEL, IRAQI FREEDOM AND INHERENT RESOLVE.