Chief Master Sergeant David Wright

Chief Master Sergeant David L. Wright is the independent Group Superintendent of 655 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group as an Air Reserve Technician. As Superintendent, he is the senior enlisted leader of more than 800 highly specialized Air Reserve Technicians, Active Reservists, Traditional Reservists, and civilian Airmen at the Group and its 11 Intelligence Squadrons located across the nation. Chief Wright advises the commander on issues affecting the assignment, training, utilization, readiness, professional development, and quality of life of all enlisted personnel. He assists in overseeing an annual budget of $26 million and his units have an economic impact of nearly $52 million to their surrounding communities.

Prior to coming to 655 ISR Group, Chief Wright served as the Superintendent of Intelligence for the 910 Airlift Wing and the First Sergeant for the 773 Airlift Squadron. He has an extensive military leadership background of more than 20 years, to include: supervisor, analyst, and instructor positions with fighter and airlift squadrons, Strategic Reconnaissance and Joint Intelligence Wings, NATO, DIA, United States Army Reserves, Joint Task Force, and RPA Mission Intelligence Coordinator. He has served overseas in Europe, Honduras, Panama, and Puerto Rico, and deployed in support of Operations DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and DEEPWATER HORIZON.

Chief Wright is originally from Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Middletown High School. He continued to pursue his education while on active duty, graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Gannon University. Chief Wright has been a professional educator for more than 15 years as a former adjunct faculty member with DIAC, and as a Business and Computer Technology teacher with the Perry Public Schools District in Ohio, where he was designated by Microsoft as a Certified Microsoft Office Master Instructor. He and his wife Sheri have three children and reside in Chardon, Ohio.


1981 3421 Intelligence Operations School (201X0), USAF ATC, Lowry AFB, CO
1985 Certificate in Management, University of Maryland European Division, Heidelberg, Germany
1990 Associate of Applied Science in Intelligence and Imagery Analysis, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
1991 Bachelor of General Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
1992 Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, NE
1998 Military Intelligence Analyst School (96B), United States Army Reserves, Ft. Devens, MA
2002 Master of Public Administration, Gannon University, Erie, PA
2008 USAF NCO Academy, Correspondence, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009 United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell - Gunter AFB, AL
2010 AFRC Squadron Commander/First Sergeant/Senior ART Course (TRIAD), Atlanta, GA
2010 USAF SNCO Academy, Correspondence, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 Associate of Applied Science in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 AFRC Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course, Charleston, SC
2012 Air Mobility Command Intelligence Chief / Superintendent Course, Scott AFB, IL
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, Correspondence, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2012 HQ USAF/RE Orientation Course, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
2013 AFRC Chief Master Sergeants’ Orientation Course, Robins AFB, GA
2015 AFSO21 Senior Leader Training, Luke AFB, AZ
2015 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Intelligence University, Washington D.C.


  1. Dec 1980 - Feb 1982, Intelligence Operations Specialist, 907 Military Airlift Wing, Rickenbacker ANGB, Columbus, OH
  2. Feb 1982 - Mar 1984, Intelligence Analyst, 86 Tactical Fighter Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany
  3. Mar 1984 - Dec 1985, Intelligence Analyst, 55 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt AFB, NE
    (Feb 1985 - Jun 1985, Intelligence Analyst, Joint Task Force Bravo, Comayagua AB, Honduras)
  4. Aug 1988 - Jun 1991, Intelligence Analyst/NCOIC, Soviet Strategic Aviation Division, 544 Strategic Intelligence Wing, Offutt AFB, NE
  5. Jun 1991 - Jun 1993, Intelligence Instructor, MIDS/IDB System, STRATCOM, Offutt AFB, NE
  6. Jun 1993 - May 1994 Electronic Warfare Information Retrieval Data Base Distribution Chief,
    National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  7. May 1994 - Dec 1996, Computer Technician, 123 Air Control Sq., Blue Ash AS, Cincinnati, OH
  8. Dec 1996 - Jul 2003, Military Intelligence Analyst, 3401 Military Intelligence Det., Erie, PA
  9. Jun 2004 - Jul 2008, Intelligence Analyst, 910 Operational Support Sq., Youngstown ARS, OH
    (Jul 2008 - Oct 2008, MQ-1 Mission Intelligence Coordinator, 163 RW, March AFB, CA)
  10. Feb 2009 - Dec 2011, First Sergeant, 773 Airlift Squadron, Youngstown ARS, OH
  11. Dec 2011 - Apr 2013, Intelligence Superintendent, 910th Air Wing, Youngstown ARS, OH
  12. Apr 2013 - Present, Group Superintendent, 655 ISR Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH


Meritorious Service Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Global War of Terrorism Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon


Huffman Prairie Toastmasters, Wright-Patterson AFB Chiefs’ Group, Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, Ohio and National Education Association


2000 Co-Founder, Perritech, student-run computer/networking company and winner of Innovations in American Government $100,000 grant from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
2000 Crain's Cleveland Business, Outstanding Public School Award, Perritech
2001 Ohio Best Practices in Technology Education award winner


Master Sergeant Feb 2009
Senior Master Sergeant Oct 2011
Chief Master Sergeant Oct 2013