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SMSgt David R. Kalal is the First Sergeant, 673 Security Forces Squadron, 673 Mission Support Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, AK. As the First Sergeant he maintains discipline, standards, health & welfare of enlisted personnel and ensures discipline is fair and equitable, counsels and provides assistance as needed. He advises the commander on performance reports, awards, promotions and manages the recognition program. He manages and promotes unit physical fitness, sports and entertainment events, as well as conducts inspections of dormitories to ensure safety of residents.

SMSgt Kalal enlisted in the Air Force in October 1994 as a Telephone Systems Apprentice.   He has held various positions in Pacific Air Force, United State Air Force Europe, Air Education Training Command and Air Combat Command.

He deployed in support of Operation JOINT ENDEVOUR, Operation JOINT FORGE and JOINT GUARDIAN as Telephone Systems Noncommissioned Officer in Charge.  His most recent deployment was in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

2000- Airman Leadership School, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
2006- Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2003- Awarded Associate Degree in Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2003- Awarded Associate Degree in Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2004- Awarded Occupational Instructor Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
2009- First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama
2012-Awarded Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2014- United States Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

1995 to 1996 Andersen AFB, Guam, Telephone Installation Apprentice
1996 to 1998 RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Telephone Systems Apprentice
1998 to 2002 Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Telephone Systems Crew Chief
2002 to 2005 Sheppard AFB, Texas, Instructor Supervisor, Voice Network Systems
2005 to 2008 Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, NCOIC Quality Assurance Voice Network Systems
2008 to 2009 Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, Branch Chief Deployable Infrastructure Systems
2009 to 2011 Holloman AFB, New Mexico, First Sergeant
2011 to Present Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, First Sergeant

Meritorious Service Medal   
Air Force Commendation Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster  
Meritorious unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
AF Good Conduct Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with one bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon Short
AF Overseas Ribbon Long with one bronze oak leaf cluster
AF Expeditionary Service ribbon
AF Longevity Service with three bronze oak leaf clusters
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf
AF Training Ribbon  
NATO Medal Kosovo with one bronze star

49th Operations Group First Sergeant of the Year 2010, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
3rd Wing First Sergeant of the Year 2012, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
3rd MXG First Sergeant of the Year 2013, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

27 Oct 94 Airman Basic
27 Apr 95 Airman
27 Feb 96 Airman First Class
27 Apr 97 Senior Airman
01 Jun 00 Staff Sergeant
01 Apr 05 Technical Sergeant
01 May 09 Master Sergeant
01 Jul 14 Senior Master Sergeant