Chief Master Sergeant CHRISTOPHER A. ANDVIK

Chief Master Sergeant Christopher A. Andvik serves as the Command Chief for the 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard. Chief Andvik advises commanders and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale and welfare of the Wing's enlisted Airmen and takes action to address shortfalls or challenges. He provides leadership to the enlisted force and is the functional manager for Group Superintendents and First Sergeants within the Wing. Comprised of more than 1,100 personnel, the 119th Wing provides combatant commanders trained and ready Airmen executing world class MQ-9 precision attack and reconnaissance, kinetic and non-kinetic target intelligence production as well as expeditionary support capabilities for the nation and state. In addition, the Wing provides logistics, civil engineer, contracting, communications, medical, security and force support functions as well as facilities and equipment valued in excess of $50 million and executes an annual budget of $51 million.

Chief Andvik began his career in the North Dakota Air National Guard in 1995 as a Nursing Services craftsman within the 119th Medical Group. He continued to work in the Medical Group and in 2003 became the Public Health non-commissioned officer for the next 8 years. Chief Andvik transferred to the Communications Flight in 2011 serving as the Knowledged Management Functional Area Manager. He was selected as the Operations Superintendent managing quality assurance in August of 2014. Chief Andvik became the Force Support Squadron Superintendent in August of 2018 until March of 2021 when he was selected as the 119th Wing Command Chief. He participated in OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM, and the North Dakota State Partnership Program - Ghana.

 

EDUCATION

1996 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
1999 Non-commissioned Officer Orientation Course, by correspondence
2004 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2005 Associate Degree in Public Health, Community College of the Air Force
2005 Associate Degree in Allied Health Sciences, Community College of the Air Force
2009 Bachelor of Science, in Business Administration, University of Mary, Fargo ND
2010 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2014 Associate Degree in Information Resources Management, Community College of the Air Force
2021 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, MD
2021 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, San Antonio, TX

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. August 1996–September 1996, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. September 1996–March 1997, Student, Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
3. March 1997 – April 2003, Nursing Services Craftsman, 119th Medical Group, NDANG, Fargo N.D.
4. April 2003 – May 2011, Public Health Craftsman, 119th Medical Group, NDANG, Fargo, N.D.
5. May 2011 – August 2014, Knowledge Management Craftsman, 119th Communications Flight, NDANG, Fargo N.D.
6. August 2014 – August 2018, Operations Superintendent, 119th Communications Flight, NDANG, Fargo N.D.
7. August 2018 – 1 March 2021, Superintendent, 119th Force Support Squadron, NDANG, Fargo N.D.
8. 1 March – Present, Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, 119th Wing, NDANG, Fargo, N.D.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two silver oak leaf clusters and one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with one silver oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon

 

STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

North Dakota State Achievement Ribbon
North Dakota ANG State Outstanding Unit Ribbon
North Dakota ANG OCONUS Ribbon
North Dakota ANG Recruiting Ribbon with three bronze oak leaf clusters
North Dakota NG Emergency Service Ribbon
North Dakota NG Service Ribbon with silver hour glass
North Dakota NG Basic Training Ribbon

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2004 North Dakota Air National Guard Non-commissioned Officer of the Year

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

American Legion-Active Member
Enlisted Association of the National Guard-Active Member

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman First Class Dec. 2, 1995
Senior Airman Jan. 14, 1998
Staff Sergeant Apr. 19, 2000
Technical Sergeant May 8, 2002
Master Sergeant Jan. 12, 2005
Senior Master Sergeant Nov. 5, 2014
Chief Master Sergeant Mar. 6, 2019

(Current as of June 2021)