Headquarters Air Force Material Command
Office of the Inspector General
4735 Chidlaw Road Suite N-101
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-5006
DSN 787-2987 1 Comm (937) 257-2987
FAX DSN 787-88941 Comm (937) 257-8894


Chief Master Sergeant John P. Hearn is Command Security Forces Inspections Manager, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He is responsible for inspecting security forces units throughout AFMC to verify compliance with DoD, Air Force, command directives, and ensure units are able to perform any deployment tasking they receive.

Born March 12, 1952, in Atlanta, Georgia, Chief Hearn graduated from Wakefield High School, Arlington County, Virginia in June 1970. He enlisted in June 1976 and reported to Lackland AFB, Texas, for basic military training. Chief Hearn completed Law Enforcement training at Lackland AFB in September, and Air Base Defense training at Camp Bullis, Texas, in October 1976.


1979 Noncommissioned Officer Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, MD 1982 USAF Supervisors Course, Andrews APB, MD

1983 21 AF Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Boiling AFB, DC

1985 Pacific Air Forces Command Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kadena AR, Japan 1986 Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force 1994 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL 1994 Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, University of Maryland

1995 Associate's Degree in Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force


I . December 1976 - June 1985. Reports and Analysis Clerk, Entry Controller, Patrolman, Desk Sergeant, Investigator, Breathalyzer Operator, Emergency Services Team (EST) Sniper, 1776th Security Police Squadron, 1776 Air Base Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, MD

2. July 1985 - August 1986, Flight Chief, 8th Security Police Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

3. August 1986 - June 1988, Unit Mobility NCO, Air Base Ground Defense Trainer. EST Field Supervisor, 3480th Security Police Squadron, Goodfellow Technical Training Center. Goodfellow Air Force Base. TX

4. June 1988 - April 1989, Enlisted Aide to the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, Washington, DC

5. July 1989 - January 1991, Enlisted Aide to the Director J-5, Joint Staff, Washington DC 6. January 1991 - Jun 1991. Senior Enlisted Aide to the Commander-in-Chief. Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base. NE

7. June 1991 - June 1992. Operations Support Superintendent, 3906th Special Security Squadron, I headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, NE

8. May 1992 - Aug 1992, First Sergeant, 7th Security Police Squadron (Provisional). Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

9. September 1992 - January 1993. Security Police Shift Commander, 55th Security Police Squadron, 55th Wing. Offutt Air Force Base. NE

10. February 1993 - December 1994, Security Police Operations Superintendent, 35th Security Police Squadron, 35th Wing. Naval Air Station Keflavik. Iceland

11. January 1995 - January 1999. Academic Instructor and Division Chief Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, College for Enlisted Professional Military Education, Maxwell Air Force Base. Gunter Annex. Al.

12. January 1999 - March 2002, Security Forces Manager, 52d Security Forces Squadron, 52d Fighter Wing. Spangdahlem Air Base. Germany

13. March 2002 - Present, Command Security Forces Inspection Manager. Office of the Inspect - General. Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH


Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with nine oak leaf clusters

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with five oak leaf clusters An Force Good Conduct Medal with seven oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star Humanitarian Service Medal

Air and Space Campaign Medal


Airman Basic

Jun 1976


Dec 1976

Airman First Class

Jun 197 7

Senior Airman



Dec 1979

Staff Sergeant

Jan 1980

technical Sergeant

Dec 1984

Master Sergeant

Apr 1989

Senior Master Sergeant

Feb 1993

Chief Master Sergeant

Sep 1996

(Current as of Feb 2001)