Chief Master Sergeant Jeremy M. Carlson is the Superintendent of Education for The Civil Engineer School, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. He serves as the course director for three courses and manages a $700K annual budget, 10 classes, 560 hours of instruction for 260 personnel per year, preparing Senior Noncommissioned Officers, Civilian Wage Grade Supervisors, and Deputy Fire Chiefs for advanced leadership responsibilities. In addition, he teaches enlisted personnel management lessons for the Base Civil Engineer, Operations Flight Commander, and Civil Engineer Basic Officer courses. He also serves as the Chief Enlisted Manager for AFIT and briefs the Civil Engineer Chiefs Council and MAJCOM Functional Managers on current status of training. Chief Carlson was born and raised in West Burlington, Iowa. He entered the Air Force in January 1996 as an Electrical Systems Apprentice and spent his first 8 years in the electrical career field before being retrained as an F-16 Avionics Systems Apprentice in 2004. He spent 3 years working on the flight line and earned his 7-level badge before returning to the Civil Engineer electrical career field in 2008. In his prior assignment at Ramstein Air Base, Germany he served in several positions to include Heavy Repair Superintendent, Housing Flight Superintendent, Operations Superintendent, and Squadron Superintendent of the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron. Chief Carlson has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. He is married to Zabrina Carlson and has 2 daughters; Kyrsten and Christa.