CMSGT HOWARD E. REDD
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Chief Master Sergeant Howard E. Redd
USAF Security Police
Chief Master Sergeant Howard E. Redd entered the United States Air Force on June 29, 1948. Upon completion of eleven weeks of basic training he was assigned as a military policeman to Perrin AFB, Texas. During his four years at Perrin, he worked in every section except supply and performed a variety of duties; everything from walking post to flight chief.
In December 1952, he was reassigned to Johnson AFB, Japan. During the next three years, he performed as noncommissioned officer in charge of Pass and Registration Section, Operations and Provost Sergeant. A year before departing Japan, he was appointed First Sergeant and promoted to Master Sergeant seven days prior to returning to the United States. After another tour in Texas, he was assigned to United States Air Forces Europe and eventually selected to serve on the United States Air Forces Europe staff where he became branch chief in the Security Division. He was promoted to Senior Master Sergeant in March 1961.
Upon returning to the United States in July 1962, he assumed duties as the security inspector, Headquarters, AAVS, at Orlando, Florida. In this capacity, he traveled all over the world, including South America and Ethiopia. His next two overseas assignments were remote; one at Galena Air Force Station, Alaska and the next in Vietnam. In between these two remote assignments was a tour at Randolph AFB, Texas.
From Vietnam, Chief Redd was again assigned to the United States Air Forces Europe where he worked for two years in the Headquarters, Resource Management Division before being selected as Chief Master Sergeant of Security Police. Chief Redd performed duties in security as well as law enforcement and was well versed in all facets of the career field.
Chief Redd's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Chief Redd and his wife now reside in Orlando, Florida,
(Current as of June 1976)