U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Horn is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Chief Horn is a three-time Command Chief Master Sergeant. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Before that he was the Command Chief for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, one of the most diverse combat wings in the Air Force with more than 3,000 personnel in six groups and 26 squadrons. His first Command Chief tour was with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas; the base also has a significant DTRA connection as one of four main Continental U.S. Open Skies Airfields and one of seven refueling airfields supporting the Open Skies Treaty.
Chief Horn entered the Air Force in 1989 as a data processing center operator, and has held numerous jobs within the cyber and communications functional area over the years to include computer security and network operations. His communication and network experience included tours in three different Combat Communications units, including a Total Force role as a technical advisor to an Air National Guard unit in Portland, Oregon. As a Staff Sergeant, he was selected as an Airman Leadership School instructor at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. In 2006, he returned to professional military education (PME) as the Chief of Force Development and PME Manager for U.S. Air Forces in Europe. In 2011, he once again returned to PME, serving on the Headquarters Air Force staff as the Chief of Enlisted Developmental Education.
Chief Horn earned a Master of Information Systems Management from the University of Phoenix; a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Rollins College, Melbourne Campus, Florida; and two Associate Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, Information Systems Management and Instructor in Technology. In addition to completing all levels of enlisted PME, he graduated from Air War College and completed the National Defense University's Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leadership Course.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. Additionally, he is proud to include his induction into the Order of Saint Barbara among his honors, as well as a Commendation Medal from the Oregon National Guard for his “above and beyond” communications support during 9/11. He has garnered awards at each level of enlisted PME: Airman Leadership School, John Levitow and Military Citizenship Awards; Kisling NCO Academy, Commandant’s Award; and Senior NCO Academy, CMSAF McCoy Academic Award.