Chief Master Sergeant John E. Payne

Chief Master Sergeant John Payne is the First Sergeant for the Air Force District of Washington, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Chief Payne oversees the manning and utilization of all assigned AFDW First Sergeants, he is the approval authority for First Sergeant applications, and manages 8F000 AEF deployment taskings. Additionally, he reviews and validates MAJCOM authorizations and Air Expeditionary Force blocks, as well as conducts trend analysis, coordinates on 8F000 policy changes and inter-command assignments. Furthermore, he maintains a mission-ready enlisted force to execute command, National Capital Region, and expeditionary mission requirements. He also serves as the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing First Sergeant when the 320th AEW is activated. His reach impacts more than 45,000 Airmen, assigned to AFDW and Air Force Elements in over 3,900 units in 660 locations worldwide.

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