Chief Master Sergeant Trever J. Slater is the State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Michigan Air National Guard. He advises The Adjutant General and the Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard on matters influencing the health, morale, and welfare of the assigned enlisted personnel and their families.
Chief Slater enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1993 as an engineering apprentice at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. His background includes construction design and management, engineering superintendent and firefighting craftsman. He has participated in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, JTF KATRINA, ENDURING FREEDOM and SOUTHERN WATCH. During these operations, Chief Slater planned and executed construction and humanitarian projects in support of national interests in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Israel. He also aided Hurricane Katrina victims in Mississippi by deploying immediately following the natural disaster. In 2011 he became the Chief of Operations for the 110th Civil Engineer Squadron. Chief Slater served as the Wing Command Chief for the 110th Wing prior to his current assignment. He assumed his current position in September 2017. Chief Slater also served the Air National Guard on the Enlisted Field Advisory Council as the Region 4 Alternate.
Chief Slater has been employed with the Michigan State Police since 1998 where he has been assigned as a road patrol Trooper, undercover narcotics detective, criminal interdiction Trooper, Specialist Sergeant in the Fire Investigation Unit and currently is a Detective First Lieutenant in the Special Investigation Division/Field Resource Section serving as the section commander.
2000 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course (non-residence)
2005 Noncommissioned Officer Academy (non-residence)
2008 Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force
2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (non-residence)
2008 Associate in Applied Science degree in Construction Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Mich.
2010 Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Fire Science, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Mich.
2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, DC 2012 ANG Chief Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2013 ANG Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2014 Fullbridge Concordia Graduate Certificate for Veterans, Concordia University, Chicago, Ill.
2015 Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase I, Joint Knowledge Online
2016 Leadership in Police Organizations, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Lansing, Mich.
2018 Joint Domestic Operations Course, NORAD/USNORTHCOM
2018 Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase II Course 18-06, USNORTHCOM
2018 Joint Staff Training Course, NORAD/USNORTHCOM 2018 USAF Contemporary Base Issues, Selfridge ANGB, Mich.
2018 Michigan State Police Leadership Development Academy, Lansing, Mich.
2019 Management Development Program, Michigan Department of Civil Service, Lansing, Mich.
2019 Continued Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, N.C.
2020 Africa Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Capital Hill Club, Washington, DC
1. 1994-1994, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. 1994-1995, Engineering Apprentice, 110th Civil Engineer Squadron, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
3. 1999-2002, Fire Protection Craftsman, 110th Civil Engineer Squadron, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
4. 2002-2005, Engineering Craftsman, 110th Civil Engineer Squadron, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
5. 2005-2006, Engineering Superintendent, 557th Red Horse Squadron (101st Airborne), COB Speicher, Iraq
6. 2006-2012, Engineering Superintendent, 110th Civil Engineer Squadron, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
7. 2012-2013, Chief Enlisted Manager, 110th Civil Engineer Squadron, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
8. 2013-2017, Command Chief, 110th Attack Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.
9. 2017-present, State Command Chief, Michigan Air National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Mich.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Enlisted Association of the National Guard (Life Member) National Guard Association of Michigan (Life Member)
Enlisted Field Advisory Council
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class, December 1994
Senior Airman, June 1995
Staff Sergeant, October 2000
Technical Sergeant, October 2002
Master Sergeant, November 2005
Senior Master Sergeant, March 2009
Chief Master Sergeant, February 2012
(Current as of February 2020)