Chief Master Sergeant Edgard Castillo

Chief Master Sergeant Edgard Castillo serves as Chief Enlisted Manager, Air Force Services Center (AFSVC), Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. As the chief enlisted manager, he directly advises and supports the commander in leading an over 700-personnel center responsible for delivering services programs and activities to build and sustain ready resilient Airmen and families across the globe.

The unit supports field commanders and base-level force support activity managers in providing quality food service, fitness, lodging, recreation, and child and youth programs for military personnel, civilians and their families. AFSVC is a $2 billion organization generating $300 million in revenue annually while steering eight directorates. In addition, the center provides Air Force human resources oversight for over 28,000 nonappropriated fund civilian personnel at more than 100 locations worldwide, as well as central contracting support and management of the NAF capital improvement construction program and worldwide financial and banking systems.

Chief Castillo entered the Air Force in June 1996 and graduated from the services specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in October 1996.  Prior to his current position, he was the Superintendent, 97th Force Support Squadron.  He has deployed numerous times in support of operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom. 

EDUCATION
2000    Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2002    Classroom Instructor Course, Dyess AFB, Texas
2003    Associates of Science inFitness, Recreation and Services Management, Community College of the Air Force
2006    Bachelors of Science in Resource Management, Troy University
2008    Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2012    Joint Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Training
2013    Professional Manager Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
2013    Combat Airman Skills Training, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2013    Evasion and Conduct After Capture, Lackland AFB, Texas
2014    Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2015    Force Support Squadron Advanced Readiness Contingency Course, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
2016    Contingency Wartime Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018    Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1.  1996 - 2000, Food Service Specialist, then Readiness Apprentice, 55th Services Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb. (1996 - 1997, Food Service Specialist, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait)
2.  2000 - 2001, Lodging Front Desk Supervisor, 55th Services Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
3.  2001 - 2003, Prime Readiness in Base Services (RIBS) Contingency Instructor, Det 1, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
4.  2003 - 2005, NCO in charge, Curriculum Management, Detachment 1, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
5.  2005 - 2008, Readiness NCOIC, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.  (2007 Readiness/Mortuary NCOIC, Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar)
6.  2008 - 2011, Force Sustainment Program Manager, Air Force Special Operations Command A1, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (2010 - 2011, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan Food Service Advisor, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan)
7.  2011 - 2012, Food Service Superintendent, 1st SOFSS, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
8.  2012 - 2013, Food Service Superintendent, 355th Force Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
9.  2013 - 2014, Superintendent, Sustainment Flight, 355th FSS, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.  (2014 - Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan Food Service Advisor, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan)
10.  2015 - 2016, Manpower, Personnel and Readiness Manager, Pacific Air Forces A1, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
11.  2016 - 2017, Services Major Command Functional Manager, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Detatchment 2, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
12.  2017 - 2020, Superintendent, 97th Force Support Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.  (2019 - Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Recovery NCO, Team 2 135th Joint Field Activity (JTF), Lao Peoples Democratic Republic)
13.  2020 - 2021, Chief Enlisted Manager, Mission Directorate, Air Force Services Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
14.  2022 - Present, Chief Enlisted Manager, Air Force Services Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2004     Tyndall AFB Associate Unit NCO of the Year
2007     AFSOC Services NCO of the Year
2011   1st SOFSS Senior NCO of the Year
2011   Air Force John L. Hennessy Award, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2015     Pacific Air Forces A1 Senior NCO of the Year
2018   Air Force John L. Hennessy Award, Altus AFB, Okla.
2018   Maj. Gen. Eugene Eubank Award, Altus AFB, Okla.

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant August 2017

(Current as of January 2022)