100 Airmen, Soldiers, family and friends attended a Dec. 2 ceremony to see
Chief Master Sgt. Tyrone Bingham assume responsibility as the Nebraska National
Guard’s seventh senior enlisted leader while bidding farewell to outgoing Chief
Master Sgt. Douglas Lierz.
the Nebraska Air National Guard’s new state command chief master sergeant,
Bingham will now be responsible for the welfare, readiness, morale, development
and care for Nebraska Air National Guard enlisted personnel based in Lincoln
and Offutt Air Force Base.
to his current position, Bingham served as the enlisted superintendent of the
Nebraska Air National Guard’s 170th Group, which is based at Offutt Air Force
Base and supports the active Air Force’s 55th Wing.
Bingham, you are the right person at the right time for this job,” said Maj.
Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska adjutant general. “We are excited to get you onboard
here to serve as the state command chief of the Nebraska National Guard and we
look for great things from you.”
Bingham brings more than 22 years of experience to the
position including time spent with the active dutyAir Force, the Missouri Air
National Guard and then the last 12 years with the Nebraska Air National Guard.
In 2009, Bingham was selected as one of the 12
Outstanding Airmen of the Year by U.S. Air Force officials based on his
superior leadership and job performance; significant self-improvement and
personal achievements; and base and community involvement.
12 are selected from more than 400,000 Total Force enlisted Airmen with the
chief master sergeant of the Air Force, a general officer and selected major
command chiefs forming the selection board.
am humbled that you put your trust and confidence in me to help lead the men
and women of the Nebraska National Guard, which I believe is the best Guard
organization in the nation,” Bingham said.
the change of responsibility ceremony, Bohac officiated the retirement of
Lierz, who had spent more than 33 years serving in uniform.
have served with distinction, honor and integrity,” Bohac said. “I am grateful
for your service and your commitment to the men and women of the Nebraska
entered the Air Force in April 1984 after enlisting into the Nebraska Air
National Guard’s Lincoln-based 155th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron. During the course of his career, Lierz served in numerous capacities,
primarily within the Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing,
culminating in his assignment as the sixth Nebraska Air National Guard state
command chief master sergeant in August 2016. Prior to that assignment, he
served as the 155th ARW’s command chief master sergeant.
is a veteran of numerous deployments in support of such global missions as
operations Decisive Endeavor, Northern Watch, Deny Flight, Joint Forge, Noble
Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Lierz also competed on the Nebraska
National Guard Marksmanship Team and for the United States All Guard
Marksmanship Team from 1989 to 2014.
said he was touched by the show of support he received throughout his military
has been an honor to serve as your state command chief,” he said. “I appreciate
the sacrifices you all make and know you’ll continue to serve with honor.”