Chief Master Sergeant Deritha M. Ceaser

Chief Master Sergeant Deritha M. Ceaser was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 20, 1961. An honor graduate of Bitburg American High School, Bitburg AFB, Germany, she received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Resource/Personnel Management and Business Administration and Management from the Community College of the Air Force in 1983. In 1985, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

CMSgt Ceaser has completed over 26 years in the military in both Texas and New York. After completing her initial technical school, she was assigned as a traditional Guardsman in the 159th Combat Support Squadron as an enlistments and separations clerk. In 1991, she was selected as the 136th Mission Support Squadron Senior NCO of the Year. In 1992, she was selected as the Retention Office Manager of the Year for the State of Texas. In 2003, she was appointed by the Director of the Air National Guard as the personnel career field senior NCO representative to the Air Force Association. She was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant on August 26, 2004, and assigned as the Personnel Superintendent of the 136th Airlift Wing, Carswell Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas.

Her military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass, the National Defense Service Medal with service star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, the Adjutant General's Individual Award, and the Texas Faithful Service Medal with three cactus leaves.

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Chief Master Sergeant Deritha M. Ceaser