Chief Master Sgt. Raul Villarreal, Jr. is the new Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
Villarreal assumed his position in January 2020.
As command chief master sergeant, he advises the wing commander on the employment of 4,500 personnel in 37 squadrons at 11 installations. He is responsible for readiness, training, morale, welfare, personal and professional growth and member utilization in the Air Force’s most diverse flying wing. The wing flies more than 130 aircraft and is comprised of the 57th Adversary Tactics Group, the 57th Operations Group, the 57th Maintenance Group and the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. Additionally, the wing is responsible for the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, and Red and Green Flag Exercises.
Villarreal entered the Air Force in February of 1993, and has served in a variety of positions at the squadron, detachment, and major command levels. His assignments include locations in North Carolina, Arizona, Virginia and Nevada. Additionally, Villarreal has also served overseas in Japan and deployed on multiple occasions to various locations in support of Operations Southern Watch, Allied Force, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
He comes to Nellis from the 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss., where he also served as command chief master sergeant.