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Chief Master Sergeant Jenny R. Balabuch

Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Michigan Air National Guard

Chief Master Sergeant Jenny Balabuch is the State Command Chief
Master Sergeant for the Michigan Air National Guard Base. She is the
principal advisor to the Adjutant General and the Commander of the
Michigan Air National Guard on matters influencing the health, morale,
welfare, and professional development of all enlisted personnel and their
families in the State of Michigan.

Chief Balabuch completed her Air Force Basic Military Training at
Lackland AFB, Texas in 1994. She has been a member of the Michigan
Air National Guard throughout her career. Her background includes
various positions in the Command-and-Control career field. Chief
Balabuch has had experience in several enlisted positions at the wing
level as well as the Joint Force Headquarters. She has a passion for
professional development and believes that members as well as herself,
should never stop learning. Chief Balabuch was instrumental in the
creation of many statewide professional development opportunities for
airmen as well as soldiers in the State of Michigan. Chief Balabuch has
been on multiple deployments throughout her career including
OBJECTIVE FOCUS as well as many other CONUS exercises.
Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the 110th Wing Command Chief, Battle Creek MI. Chief Balabuch
is also a full-time employee at the Defense Logistics Agency in Battle Creek, Michigan working as a Program and
Management Analyst in the Strategic Communications Branch.

1994 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
1994 Administration Apprentice Tech Training, Keesler, AFB, Miss.
1995 Command and Control Apprentice Technical Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
1995 Associates in Liberal Arts, Ferris State University, Big Rapids Mich.
1996 Bachelor in Social Work, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.
2000 Non-Commissioned Officer Preparatory Course (nonresident)
2004 Aviation Resource Management Technical Training, Keesler, AFB, Miss.
2005 Non-Commission Officer Academy (nonresident)
2006 Chief Host Aviation Resource Management Training, Fort Dix, N.J.
2007 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (nonresident)
2009 AOC Initial Qualification Training, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course I (nonresident)
2012 Master of Business Administration, Northwood University, Midland, Mich.
2015 Associates Degree, Business Administration, Community College of the Air Force
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course II (nonresident)
2016 Chief Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews AFB, Md.
2016 Continuous Process Improvement Executive Course (CPIE), Chapel Hill, N.C.
2020 Reserve Component National Security Course (RCNSC), Washington D.C.
2020 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Chapel, Hill, N.C.
2021 African Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Capital Hill Club, Washington, DC
2021 USAF Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews AFB, Md.

1. Apr 1994–Jun 1995 Administrative Apprentice Course, 110th AW Battle Creek, MI
2. Jun 1995–Jul 2002 Command Post Apprentice Course, 110th AW Battle Creek, MI
3. Jul 2002–Dec 2004, NCOIC Command Post, 110th AW Battle Creek, Mich.
4. Dec 2004–Feb 2006, Aviation Resource Management, 110th AW Battle Creek, Mich.
5. Feb 2006–May 2009, Chief Host Aviation Resource Manager, 110th AW, Battle Creek, Mich.
6. May 2009–May 2011, Command and Control Battle Management, 217th AOG, Battle Creek, Mich.
7. May 2011–Oct 2014, Air Tasking Order Integrator, 217th AOG Battle Creek, Mich.
8. Oct 2014–Jul 2018, Human Resource Advisor, 110th ATKW Battle Creek, Mich.
9. Jul 2018–Jun 2020, Air Staff Superintendent, JFHQ, Lansing, Mich.
10. Jun 2020–March 2024Command Chief Master Sergeant, 110th Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
11. March-Present, State Command Chief, Michigan Air National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Mich.

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, two devices
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, with one device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device
AF Training Ribbon
NATO Medal

EANGUS (Lifetime member)
National Guard Assoc of Mich. (Lifetime Member)
Air Force Sergeants Association, Member
American Legion, Member

Chief Master Sergeant 01 March 2016
(Current as of March 2024)