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Chief Master Sergeant Tamala L. Hartz is the Security Forces Career Field Manager, Headquarters United States Air Force. In this capacity, she is the enlisted advisor to the Director of Security Forces providing advice covering the entire spectrum of security forces policy and guidance on organizing, training, equipping and maintaining mission ready security safeguards for air, space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. She is responsible for the effective management and development of 30,000 total force enlisted military personnel and mentors a 50-person staff

Chief Hartz is a native of Greeley, Colorado and entered the Air Force in August 1990, she has held numerous positions at the Group,Wing, NAF and MAJCOM levels. Before assuming her current position she served as the Security Forces Manager, Force Protection Directorate, United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT), Southwest Asia.


1995 Airman Leadership School, Lowry AFB, Denver, CO

1997 Air Base Ground Defense Level II, Lackland AFB, TX

1998 Military Police Investigation Course, Fort McClellan, AL

1999 Traffic Management and Accident Investigation Course, Lackland AFB, TX

2000 Tactical Automated Security System Administrator Course, Lackland AFB, TX 2003 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, MS (Distinguished Graduate) 2005 Associate in applied science degree in Criminal Justice, CommunityCollege of the Air Force

2005 Integrated Defense Command and Control Course, Lackland AFB, TX 2007 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education

2007 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL 2011 USAF Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2015 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa (summa cum laude)

2015 Professional Managers Certification, CommunityCollege of the Air Force

2015 Air Force Forces Senior Staff Course, Hulburt Field, Florida


1.Jan 1991 – Aug 1996, Security Forces Member, 821st Security Police Squadron, Buckley ANG Base, Colorado

2.Nov 1995 – Mar 1996, Security Forces Detachment, Joint Task Force PROVIDE PROMISE FORWARD, Camp Pleaso, Zagrab, Croatia

3.Aug 1996 – Apr 1997, NCOIC, Armory, 8th Security Police Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

4.Apr 1997- Aug 2000, NCOIC, Security Forces Administration, 820th Security Forces Group, Lackland AFB, Texas

5.Aug 2000 – Jun 2003, Flight Chief/NCOIC, Training, 28thSecurity Forces Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

6.May 2004 – Oct 2004- Area Supervisor/NCOIC of Training, 363d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia

7.Jun 2003 – Jul 2005, Flight Chief, 7th Security Forces Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

8.Apr 2004 – Oct 2004, Flight Sergeant, 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan

9.Jul 2005 – Apr 2008, USAFE Regional Training Center Superintendent, 786th Security Forces Squadron, Sembach AB, Germany

10.Apr 2008 – Apr 2010, Operations Superintendent, 1st Security Forces Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia

11.Apr 2009 – Dec 2009, Provost Sergeant, Combined Joint Task Force -101 & 82, Bagram AF, Afghanistan

12.Apr 2010 – Sep 2011, Manager, Security Forces Training, HQ ACC, Langley AFB, Virginia

13.Sep 2011 – Aug 2012, Security Forces Manager, 97th Security Forces Squadron, Altus AFB, Oklahoma

14.Sep 2013 – Aug 2015, Chief Enlisted Manager, 343d Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas

15.Aug 2015 – Aug 2016, Security Forces Manager, Force Protection Directorate, United States Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid AB, Southwest Asia

16.Aug 2016 – Present, HQ USAF Security Forces Career Field Manager, Pentagon, Washington D.C.



Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster and two bronze oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters



1992 Aurora Chamber of Commerce Military Person of the Year

1993 Air Force Space Command Security Police-Security Specialist of the Year

1995 21st SpaceWing, Outstanding Security Police Airman of the Year-Security Specialist

2006 86th Contingency Response Group Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 2007 USAFE Security Forces Staff Level Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 2008 1st Mission Support Group Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year



August 1, 2011

(Current as of 1 Aug 2017)