Chief Master Sgt. Douglas McIntyre, Command Chief, Air Force Space Command, recognized the command’s first-ever command chief during the Enlisted Board of Directors dinner hosted by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Feb. 18.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James Cody, asked all MAJCOM command chiefs to honor an enlisted hero from their command’s past.
“The first name that came to my mind was Chief Master Sgt. (retired) Chuck Zimkas,” said Chief McIntyre. “Not only is he the first command chief for AFSPC, his continued work through the Space Foundation after he retired from the Air Force earned him the Hartinger Award – the only enlisted person to achieve such an honor.”
Source:: Air Force Space Command