James C. Binnicker

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About James C. Binnicker

  • Participated in conflicts: Vietnam War

Chief Master Sergeant James C. Binnicker (born July 23, 1938) was the ninth appointed Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) — the highest non-commissioned officer position in the United States Air Force. James Binnicker was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he graduated from Aiken High School in 1956. He entered the Air Force in August 1957. His first assignment was to the 96th Air Refueling Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, as a life support specialist. His early years include tours in base and wing operations in Hawaii, North Dakota, Georgia, North Carolina, Vietnam, and Taiwan. He served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for 12th Air Force, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), and Headquarters Tactical Air Command (TAC). He also represented the Air Force as Senior Enlisted Advisor on the President's Commission on Military Compensation. In February 1985, Chief Binnicker was selected for the 33-year extended tenure program. Binnicker served as the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force from July 1, 1986 to July 1990. Since March 2000, Binnicker has been the president and CEO of the Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV), a non-profit charity located in Fort

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