Chief Master Sergeant REBECCA A. C. ARBONA

Chief Master Sergeant. Rebecca A. C. Arbona is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas. As the senior enlisted leader, Chief Arbona executes the commander’s intent and is responsible for advising on all aspects of employment, training, readiness, resilience, and development of recruiters and staff operating from over 1,000 recruiting stations worldwide. The command is responsible for all enlisted accessions, a variety of officer accession programs, and manages strategic communication and marketing for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
Chief Arbona entered the Air Force in 1995. She has served in positions at the squadron, Wing, Numbered Air Force, Major Command and Headquarters Air Staff. Her assignments include locations in England, Alaska, Japan, Germany, Washington, District of Columbia and Ohio as well as multiple deployments in direct support of Operations ALLIED FORCE, ENDURING FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM’S SENTINAL and SPARTAN SHIELD.
Prior to assuming her current position, Chief Arbona served as the Command Chief, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.
2001 Airman Leadership School, Eielson Air Base, Alaska
2007 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2009 Associates Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education by correspondence
2011 Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, by correspondence
2012 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa
2018 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2019 Global Regional Course - Europe and South Asia Eurasia, 21-A
2023 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2023 Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.
1. January 1996 - October 1998, Customer Service Apprentice, 48th Mission Support Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom
2. November 1998 - January 2000, Enlisted Promotions Journeyman, 48th MSS, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom (Deployed, April - July 1999, Personnel Support for Contingency Operations Team Member, Gioia del Colle AB, Italy)
3. February 2000 - March 2001, Assistant Chief of Personnel, 13th Space Warning Squadron, Clear AS, Alaska
4. April 2001 - October 2001, NCO in Charge, Customer Service, 374th MSS, Yokota AB, Japan (Deployed March - July 2001, Combat Scheduler, Air Expeditionary Forces Center Division, Langley AFB, Va.
5. November 2001 - April 2004, Assistant NCOIC, Career Enhancement, 374th MSS, Yokota AB, Japan 6.
6. May 2004 - August 2005, NCOIC, Command Awards and Decorations, Directorate of Personnel, Ramstein AB, Germany
7. September 2005 - June 2006, NCOIC, Personnel Programs, Directorate of Personnel, Ramstein AB, Germany
8. July 2006 - March 2008, NCOIC, Directors Action Group, Directorate of Personnel, Ramstein AB, Germany
9. March 2008 - March 2010, Command Investigations Manager, United States Air Force Europe, Inspector General, Ramstein AB, Germany
10. March 2010 - September 2011, NCOIC, Outbound Assignments, 11th Force Support Squadron, Operating Location-P, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (Deployed April - July 2011, PERSCO Team Chief, Kabul, Afghanistan)
11. September 2011 - June 2013, Superintendent, General Officer Management, Air Force General Officer Management, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2013 - October 2013, Superintendent, Force Management, 786th FSS, Ramstein AB, Germany
13. November 2013 - April 2014, Superintendent, Military Personnel Flight, 786th FSS, Ramstein AB, Germany
14. April 2014 - April 2017, Supt, Commander Executive Support Staff, Third Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany
15. April 2017 - August 2018, Travel Planner to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. December 2018 - August 2021, Superintendent, 88th FSS, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (Deployed February 2020 - January 2021, Superintendent, Ninth Air Force (U.S. Air Forces Central Command) A1 and Senior Enlisted Leader, Air Force Forces Staff, Al Udeid AB, Qatar)
17. August 2021 - May 2023, Command Chief, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
18. June 2023 - Present, Command Chief, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
1998 Air Force Sergeants Association First Term Airmen of the Year, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF, Lakenheath, United Kingdom
1998 Senior Airman Below-the-Zone
2000 Personnel Manager of the Year (Airman Category), Air Force Space Command
2000 Arthur S. Flemming Award for Excellence, 21st Operations Group, Clear Air Station, Alaska
2000 Airman of the Year, Air Force Space Command
2002 NCO of the Year, 374th MSS, Yokota AB, Japan
2006 Directorate of Personnel NCO of the Year, Ramstein AB, Germany
2007 Directorate of Personnel NCO of the Year, Ramstein AB, Germany
2008 Inspector General NCO of the Year, Ramstein AB, Germany
2011 Force Support Senior NCO of the Year, 11th FSS, OL-P, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
2014 SNCO of the Year (Staff Level), Third Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany
2015 Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee, Third Air Force (Staff Level), Ramstein AB, Germany
2016 SNCO of the Year, Third Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany
Airman Basic                  27 September 1995
Airman                            27 March 1996
Airman First Class          27 January 1997
Senior Airman                 27 March 1998
Staff Sergeant                 01 March 2001
Technical Sergeant         01 June 2005
Master Sergeant             01 January 2011
Senior Master Sergeant  01 September 2015
Chief Master Sergeant    01 August 2018
(Current as of 29 Sep 2023)