175th Wing Command Chief

​​​Chief Master Sergeant Anthony D. Sims 

Chief Master Sgt. Anthony D. Sims is the twelfth Maryland Air National Guard State Command Chief. He serves as the personal advisor and key advocate to the Adjutant General and the Assistant Adjutant General for Air for the state of Maryland on enlisted issues concerning training, readiness, morale welfare, proper utilization and the professional development of the Maryland Air National Guard’s enlisted force consisting of over 1400 Airman.

Chief Sims entered the Air Force in June 1990. His extensive background includes several active duty Air Force positions including a special duty assignment to Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.; assigned to the Air Force Honor Guard as a Pall Bearer and Instructor. Chief Sims joined the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing, Where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (3) and Operation Inherent Resolve. His background includes numerous leadership roles at the flight, squadron, group and wing levels serving in Maintenance, and as a Group and Wing First Sergeant.

Prior to his current assignment, Chief Sims served as the 175th Operations Group Superintendent. As the Superintendent he was responsible for providing advice and supporting the wing and squadron leadership on manpower issues, training, professional development, readiness, morale and welfare and discipline issues for the 175th Operations Group. 

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