Ronan is New 22 AF Command Chief

Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. --

Chief Master Sgt. Clinton Ronan is the new command chief master sergeant of the 22nd Air Force. He comes to 22nd Air Force from the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, where he served there as the unit’s command chief. Ronan replaces Chief Master Sgt. Michael Thorpe, who is scheduled to retire in June.

“I am truly humbled by this honor,” said Ronan.  “I look forward to visiting 22 AF units, learning from your experiences, and listening to your concerns in order to best advocate for the continued development of Airmen.”

Ronan enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1991 and has spent most of his 25 years of military service in the maintenance career field. In 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served as a propulsion journeyman for the Maintenance Squadron, Tabuk Air Base, Saudi Arabia. In 2006, he deployed again as the 746th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron flight chief, Al Udied Air Base, Qatar. In 2011, Ronan re-trained into the logistics field and became the squadron superintendent for the 914th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Niagara Falls ARS.

Ronan is a graduate of numerous Air Force technical and leadership training programs. He holds an associate's degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor's degree in business from SUNY Buffalo State College, New York and a master’s degree in engineering technology from SUNY Buffalo State College, New York. In his civilian life, Ronan is a team leader with the Defense Contract Management Agency’s Navy Special Emphasis Operations in Buffalo, New York.

"I look forward to Chief Ronan's leadership and advocacy for our Double Deuce Airmen," Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, 22nd Air Force commander said. "The competition for his role was strong and I applaud and thank all the chiefs that applied. Having Chief Ronan in the seat full time, for at least the next year, will be a big win for our enlisted force and allow him to carry on the initiatives Chief Thorpe adeptly had in placed. He brings to us the TR's perspective of the challenges of managing the employer, the family and the Reserve. He is a strategic thinker that brings a wealth of experience from his civilian job. Chief Ronan is certainly the right chief for 22 Air Force and I look forward to partnering with him!"