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Chief Master Sergeant Ronald C. Lorenzen

CMSgt Ronald C. Lorenzen Jr. is the Wing Command Chief at the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, Sioux City, Iowa. In this role his responsibilities include advising the Wing Commander on matters influencing health, welfare, morale, and effective utilization of Wing enlisted personnel. He serves as representative to the Wing Commander and represents the Wing enlisted force on various committees, councils, and boards, and represents the Wing enlisted force at military and civilian functions.

CMSgt Lorenzen began his military career under the delayed enlisted program in November of 1992. He graduated technical training in May of 1993, as an Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman. His first assignment as a crew chief was on the KC-10A, within the 9th Air Refueling Squadron, March AFB, CA. After the BRAC of 1995, he accepted a PCS to the 660th AGS, Travis AFB, CA; where he completed his active duty career in June of 2000. In May of 2001, he joined the 185th FW, as a Drill Status Guardsmen, and began the transition to become a crew chief on the F-16. In December of 2002, he was hired fulltime to the newly expanded Night Shift, as an Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman, for the conversion to the KC-135E; and then in 2007, the KC-135R. In December of 2007, Chief Lorenzen was hired to the position of Night Shift Supervisor, where he served until September of 2015. He then transitioned to day shift after being chosen to be a Flight Chief. In September of 2018, Chief Lorenzen was selected as the Superintendent of the Quality Assurance Office. As the QA Superintendent, he further developed the Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program and Evaluation and Inspection Plan. Programs that enhanced the Unit Self-Assessment Program and enabled the Maintenance Group to continuously improve processes through trend and root cause analysis. In May of 2020, Chief Lorenzen was designated the Maintenance Group Superintendent until Oct of 2021 when he assumed the responsibility of the Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant position. CMSgt Lorenzen has participated and deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, PHOENIX SCORPION I, II, and III, DESERT FOX, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM SENTINEL, and INHERENT RESOLVE.


1998 Airman Leadership Course, Travis Air Force Base, CA
2005 Non-Commissioned Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Correspondence
2009 Associate Degree, Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate Degree, CCAF
2010 Senior Non-Commissioned Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Correspondence
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, JKO, Correspondence
2019 Chief Master Sergeant’s Executive Course, ANGRC, Andrews AFB, VA
2020 Contemporary Base Issues Course, Sioux City, IA
2020 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, JKO, Correspondence

Aug 1993 - Sept 1995, Aircraft Maintenance, 9th ARS, March AFB, CA
Sept 1995 - Jun 2000, Aircraft Maintenance, 660th AGS, Travis AFB, CA
May 2001 - Dec 2007, Aircraft Maintenance, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA
Dec 2007 - Sept 2015, Aircraft Maintenance, Night Shift Supervisor, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA
Sept 2015 - Sept 2018, Aircraft Maintenance, Fight Chief, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA
Sept 2018 - May 2020, Aircraft Maintenance Quality Assurance Superintendent, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA
May 2020 – Oct 2021, Maintenance Group Superintendent, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA
Oct 2021 – Present, Wing Command Chief, 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA

Meritorious Service Medal with three devices
Air Force Commendation Medal  
Air Force Achievement Medal with six devices

Airman Aug. 1, 1993                                                          
Airman First Class July 1, 1994                                                       
Senior Airman March 1, 1996                                                                           
Staff Sergeant March 1, 2000                                                                          
Technical Sergeant Aug. 15, 2004                                                  
Master Sergeant June 15, 2008                                                         
Senior Master Sergeant July 1, 2016                                                                                                                              
Chief Master Sergeant Aug. 1, 2019

(Current as of February 2022)