Senior Master Sgt. Michael J. Doss is the United States Air Force Honor Guard First Sergeant, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C. He is the commander’s principal advisor on personnel matters affecting the 286 Ceremonial Guardsmen chosen to represent all members, past and present, of the United States Air Force, providing funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery and performing in ceremonies throughout the National Capital Region and around the world. Senior Master Sergeant Doss advises the commander on all matters regarding the health, morale, welfare and discipline for all enlisted, officer and civilian personnel and their families. He advises members on personnel programs, family needs, financial matters and professional military education. He also enforces compliance with Air Force Core Values, standards of conduct and military professionalism.
Senior Master Sgt. Doss enlisted in the Air Force in February 2002. He attended the Heavy Aircraft Maintenance technical training school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas and graduated in July 2002. His experience is varied throughout the aircraft maintenance community. His airframe background includes B-1 and C-130J aircraft. He also served as a Ceremonial Guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard, culminating as the Flight Chief for the Honor Guard Drill Team. He has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. His assignments include bases in Texas, Washington, D.C. and Germany.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Pentagon and worldwide mission First Sergeant, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
2006 Airman Leadership School, Dyess AFB, Texas
2011 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I, by correspondence
2014 Associate Degree, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2017 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course II, by correspondence
2019 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2019 Associate Degree, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2021 Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management, University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, Md.
2022 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
1. February 2002 – March 2002, Student, 324th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. March 2002 – July 2002, Student, 360th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. July 2002 – February 2006, B-1 Crew Chief, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas (August 2004 – February 2005, Force Protection, Ali Al Salem, Air Base, Kuwait)
4. February 2006 – February 2011, Drill Team Flight Chief, USAF Honor Guard, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
5. February 2011 – February 2015, Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
6. February 2015 – January 2019, Lead Production Superintendent, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas (January 2018 – May 2018, Production Superintendent, Camp Lemonnier, Republic of Djibouti)
7. February 2019 – February 2020, First Sergeant, 7th Munitions Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
8. March 2020 – March 2021, First Sergeant, 811th Force Support Squadron, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. March 2021 – April 2023, First Sergeant, Pentagon & World-Wide Mission, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. April 2023 – Present, First Sergeant, USAF Honor Guard, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
2011 Distinguished Graduate, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2013 86th Maintenance Operations Squadron NCO Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award
2018 317th Airlift Wing SNCO Maintenance Professional of the Quarter
2018 317th Airlift Wing SNCO CMSgt Fred C. Archer “Tuskegee Airman” Award
2018 317th Airlift Wing SNCO Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award
2019 7th Bomb Wing First Sergeant of the Year
2021 11th Wing First Sergeant of the Year
(Current as of April 2023)