Chief Master Sergeant Scott W. Manamon

CMSgt Scott W. Manamon is the Command Chief Master Sergeant at the 188th Wing, Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Ark. He serves as a member of the commander's staff to advise and assist in matters concerning enlisted members of the command or organization. He advises the wing commander on issues affecting the morale, welfare, and effectiveness of the wing’s approximately 850 enlisted members. He serves as a two-way conduit of information between the wing commander and the enlisted force. The chief also advises the commander on matters that could adversely impact enlisted personnel, with the objective of minimizing issues which could negatively affect mission readiness. Additionally, he works closely with other chief master sergeants, first sergeants, senior non-commissioned officers, and commanders across the wing.

The chief enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1986. He completed the Naval Steelworkers A school in February 1987. In March 1992, he enlisted into the Air National Guard at Cape Cod, Mass., and graduated from avionics technical training in December 1992. In August 2008, converted with his wing to the intelligence mission and cross-trained as an Operations Intelligence Specialist, where he received the Top Graduate Award. In October 2015, Manamon transferred to the 188th Wing to provide guidance and support during the wing wide conversion from A-10’s to the intelligence mission.

CMSgt Manamon served over six years as a steelworker with the Seabees with deployments to Sicily, Japan, Bahamas, Western Samoa, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. During the chief’s time as an Operations Intelligence Specialist, he was crew-qualified as Tactical Communicator, Multi-Source Analyst and Instructor and evaluator supporting the MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and MC-12 Liberty and as a Correlation Analyst supporting the U2 Dragon Lady and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. Chief Master Sgt. Manamon served extended temporary duty assignments to Langley Air Force Base, Ramstein AFB, Bolling AFB, and the Pentagon where he provided timely, accurate operational intelligence support to contingencies worldwide and fully trained intelligence personnel during peacetime and contingency operations. Prior to his current position, Chief Manamon was the Senior Enlisted Leader of the 123rd Intelligence Squadron, Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Ark.


1986 Steel Workers Apprenticeship School, Port Hueneme, Calif.

1991 East Coast Aeronautical Technical College, Lexington, Mass.

1992 United States Air Force  Electronic Fundamentals, Lowry AFB, Colo.

1992 Photo Sensors Maintenance Specialist School, Lowry AFB, Colo.

2003 F-15 Avionic Instrument and Flight Control Systems Apprentice School, Wichita Falls, Texas

2004 Human Resources 101, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass. 

2008 Gaylor NCO Academy, Lackland AFB, San Antonio Texas

2008 Operational Intelligence Apprentice School (1N0X1) Goodfellow AFB, Texas

2014 Associates Degree, Avionics Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2014 Associates Degree, Intelligence Analysis, Community College of the Air Force

2015 USAF SNCO Academy, by correspondence

2015 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, Joint Forces Staff College, by correspondence

2017 USAF SNCO Academy, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala.

2018 Senior Enlisted Intelligence Master Skills Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas

2021 Senior Enlisted Joint PME II, by correspondence

2021 ANG Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Enhancement Course, Andrews AFB, Md.

2023 Chief Master Sergeants Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, Md.

2023 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training (CCMSTC) Course, Lackland AFB, Texas


1. September 1986 – November 1986, Trainee, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla. 

2. November 1986 – January 1987, Student, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. 

3. February 1987 – September 1989, Steelworker, Naval Construction Battalion 4, Port Hueneme, Calif. 

4. October 1989 – June 1992, Steelworker, Reserve Naval Construction Battalion 12, New Port, R.I.

5. June 1992 – August 1992, Student, Electronic Fundamentals Course, Lowry AFB, Colo.

6. September 1992 – November 1992, Student, Recon/Electro Optical Sensors Maintenance, Lowry AFB, Colo. 

7. December 1992 – February 2008, Avionics Systems Specialist, 102 FW, Otis ANGB, Cape Cod, Mass.

8. February 2008 – September 2008, Student, Operations Intelligence Specialist, Goodfellow AFB, Texas 

9. September 2008 – October 2015, Multisource Analyst/Correlation analyst, 101st IS, Otis ANGB, Cape Cod, Mass.

10. October 2015 – December 2017 288th NCOIC Mission Management Section, Ebbing ANGB Fort Smith, Ark.

11. January 2018 – September 2018, 288th NCOIC Scheduling Section, Ebbing ANGB, Fort Smith, Ark.

12. October 2018 – September 2020, 288th Fight Chief Weapons and Tactics, Ebbing ANGB, Fort Smith, Ark.

13. October 2020 – December 2021, 288th Fight Chief Tradecraft Enrichment, Ebbing ANGB, Fort Smith, Ark.

14. January 2022 – October 2023, 123rd IS Squadron Chief Enlisted Leader, ANG, Ebbing ANGB, Fort Smith, Ark.

15.  October 2023 – Present, 188th Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, ANG, Ebbing ANGB, Fort Smith, Ark.


Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air and Space Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters


2015 Massachusetts Air National Guard NCO of the Year

2020 188th ISRG Activity Employee of the Year


188th Wing Chief’s Council

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, Life Member


Constructionman Recruit. Sept. 12, 1986 

Constructionman Apprentice  March 13, 1987 

Constructionman  Sept. 14, 1987

Petty Office Third Class. Sept.15, 1989 

Petty Office Second Class. Sept. 25, 1991

Technical Sergeant. June 25, 2007 

Master Sergeant  Nov. 7, 2015 

Senior Master Sergeant  Dec. 1, 2018 

Chief Master Sergeant  March 6, 2022

Command Chief Master Sergeant  Oct. 15, 2023

(Current as of April 2024)