Chief Master Sergeant Kathlina G. Racine serves as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the senior enlisted leader, she represents more than 1,400 enlisted personnel assigned to the wing. The chief primarily focuses on deployment readiness, professional development and proper utilization and welfare issues of assigned Airmen and their families. She also advocates commander's policies, organizational goals and objectives to the enlisted corps, ensuring adherence to standards and mission accomplishment. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employs more than 25,000 and hosts a major command headquarters, research and development laboratories, acquisition offices, a reserve airlift wing, and the world's largest military air museum.
Chief Racine entered the Air Force in March 1993. Following language training at the Defense Language Institute, she graduated from intelligence technical training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas in August 1994. Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of intelligence and leadership positions at Air Force, joint, and national platforms. Her assignments include bases in Hawaii, Colorado, Texas and California. She has also served overseas in the Republic of Korea and Germany.
1993 Basic Linguist Course, Defense Language Institute/Foreign Language Center, Monterey, Calif.
1994 Cryptologic Linguist Course, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
1997 Airman Leadership School, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
2000 Associate of Applied Science degree in Communication Applications Technology, CCAF
2000 Basic Instructor Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2002 Associate of Applied Science degree in Instructor Technology, CCAF
2002 Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts, Excelsior College
2003 Occupational Instructor Certificate, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2003 Master Instructor Badge, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2006 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
2008 Master of Science degree in Technology Management/Project Management, UMUC
2008 Defense Strategic Debriefer Course, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
2008 Defense Strategic Debriefer Course – Follow On, Alexandria, Va.
2009 Advanced Military Special Operations Course, Field Collection Officer, Alexandria, Va.
2011 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Chief’s Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. March 1993 – April 1993, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. April 1993 – April 1994, Student, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, Calif.
3. April 1994 – August 1994, Student, Cryptologic Linguist Training, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
4. September 1994 – September 1995, Voice Systems Operator, Osan AB, ROK
5. September 1995 – November 1998, Mission Supervisor, Kunia Regional Security Operations Center, Hawaii
6. November 1998 – September 2000, Voice Systems Operator/Resource Advisor, 566th OSS, Buckley AFB, Colo.
7. September 2000 – September 2003, Instructor/Instructor Supervisor, 316th TRS, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
8. September 2003 – September 2007, Air Operations Superintendent, 324th IS, NSA/CSS-Hawaii
9. October 2007 – October 2010, Strategic Debriefer, FOB-Europe, Detachment Stuttgart, GE
10. October 2010 – March 2013, Operations Superintendent, Global Activities Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. May 2013 – February 2015, Superintendent, 303d IS (ACC), OSan AB, ROK
12. February 2015 – April 2016, Superintendent, 517th TRG (AETC), Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
13. April 2016 – January 2017, Superintendent, HQ AFMC, Inspector General, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. January 2017 – Present, Command Chief, 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Etchberger Team Award, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant December 1, 2013