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116th Air Control Wing welcomes Air National Guard’s 13th Command Chief

Photo of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, Air National Guard command chief, visiting the 116th Air Control Wing

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Banks, left, commander, 129th Combat Training Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, presents a squadron patch to Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, command chief, Air National Guard, during Williams tour of the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, May 2, 2021. During his visit, Williams received a mission brief, shared his vision with Airmen while touring squadrons throughout the wing, shared lunch with a group of Airmen and conducted an enlisted town hall meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Meece)

Photo of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, Air National Guard command chief, visiting the 116th Air Control Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, command chief, Air National Guard, speaks with a group of Airmen from the 202d Engineering Installation Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, during a tour of the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, May 2, 2021. During his visit, Williams received a mission brief, shared his vision with Airmen while touring squadrons throughout the wing, shared lunch with a group of Airmen and conducted an enlisted town hall meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Meece)

Photo of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, Air National Guard command chief, visiting the 116th Air Control Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, command chief, Air National Guard, speaks with a group of Airmen from the 116th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, during a tour of the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, May 2, 2021. During his visit, Williams received a mission brief, shared his vision with Airmen while touring squadrons throughout the wing, shared lunch with a group of Airmen and conducted an enlisted town hall meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Meece)

Photo of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, Air National Guard command chief, visiting the 116th Air Control Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, command chief, Air National Guard, speaks with Senior Airman Jessi Weatherspoon, an avionics test station technician with the 116th Maintenance Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, during a tour of the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, May 2, 2021. During his visit, Williams received a mission brief, shared his vision with Airmen while touring squadrons throughout the wing, shared lunch with a group of Airmen and conducted an enlisted town hall meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Meece)

Photo of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, Air National Guard command chief, visiting the 116th Air Control Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, command chief, Air National Guard, conducts an enlisted town hall meeting with a group of Airmen from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, during a tour of the wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, May 2, 2021. During his visit, Williams received a mission brief, shared his vision with Airmen while touring squadrons throughout the wing, shared lunch with a group of Airmen and conducted an enlisted town hall meeting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Josiah Meece)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

The Air National Guard’s 13th Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams, visited the DoD’s only Joint STARS unit, the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing, during a unit training assembly May 2.

During his first visit to the wing, he was briefed on the 116th’s unique mission by wing leadership, toured units and spoke with Airmen throughout the wing, and recognized several superior performers.

One of the Airmen Chief Williams recognized was Staff Sgt. Danoim Ghebremichael, a military pay technician with the 116th Comptroller Flight.

“It felt humbling and motivating being recognized by Chief Williams,” Ghebremichael said. “Hearing about what the chief has accomplished and the milestones in his career, gave me a good goalpost of what I need to do to achieve my goals.”

Towards the end of his visit, Williams conducted a town hall for enlisted members. He shared leadership priorities starting at the Air Force Chief of Staff level down to his own three focus areas for the force: ready forces, people, and health of the force.

In his final words of wisdom to the Airmen, Williams shared his own four M’s for a successful organization: model, mentorship, motivate, and multiply.

“Each one of you has skills and gifts, but you have to identify what that skill and gift is and operate and dominate in that gift,” Williams said. “You have to give that gift to someone else. That’s what mentorship is.”

The 116th, along with the active-duty 461st ACW, and Army JSTARS, makes up Team JSTARS which provides geographic combatant commanders around the world with on-call battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support, commonly referred to as C2ISR.