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CMSGT BILLY WEATHINGTON

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Chief Master Sergeant Billy Weathington
Chief Master Sergeant of Security Police
1976-1977

Chief Weathington enlisted in the United States Air Force on 16 March 1950. Upon completion of basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he was assigned to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana as one of more than one thousand security policemen selected to establish security for Strategic Air Command (SAC) aircraft at the beginning of the Korean War. His assignments have varied from squadron level up to and including major command. He has served overseas with the 1400th Security Police Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines, Seventh Air Force, Republic of Vietnam and with Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

He has performed duties as aircraft guard, town patrolman, desk sergeant, correction supervisor, flight commander, information security specialist and staff superintendent at three major air command headquarters. He served as Chief Master Sergeant of Pacific Air Forces Security Police from 20 July 1972 until 1 June 1976. His accomplishments are varied, having started his career as one of the Strategic Air Command's first point guards for aircraft security during the Korean War, assisted in the establishment of the prisoners' screening center at Sheppard AFB, Texas, participated in the establishment of the Strategic Air Command's fifteen minute alert status forces during late 1956 for the B-47 bombers at Hunter AFB, Georgia, assisted in the implementation and first rewrite of the security concept contained in Air Force Regulation 207-1, established the first all Military Airlift Command vehicle registration decal provided at government expense, was instrumental in the estblishment of the first United States Air Force CRIME STOP program at Clark Air Base, Philippines, and was the first enlisted man to serve as a member of the Military Airlift Command Inspector General team.  At Clark Air Base, he was the Security Police Superintendent in what, at that time, was the largest and most complex security police squadron in the Air Force.

Chief Weathington was selected to his present position as Chief Master Sergeant of Security Police in June 1966.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clulsters.

Chief Weathington hails from Newville, Alabama. He is married to the former Christine Lowman of Abbeville, Alabama and they have three children, Billy C., Danny C., and Julia A. Chief Weathington and Christine currently reside in Waldorf, Maryland.