Fifth Air Force Command Cheif
Chief Master Sergeant Brian P. Kruzelnick is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Fifth Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan. As the commander’s principle senior enlisted advisor, he counsels on the effective employment of 15,000 combat-ready personnel across three main operating bases, delivering combat airpower, command and control, personnel recovery, surveillance and rapid mobility through F-15, F-16, KC-135, HH-60, E-3, C-130J and DV lift mission design system platforms. He assures the commander’s intent is understood and executed, and influences readiness, morale, welfare, training, personal and professional growth, and member utilization within the oldest continuously serving Number Air Force. He provides senior enlisted leadership as Fifth Air Force conducts joint and bilateral planning and interoperability engagements to defend Japan and rapidly respond to regional contingencies, advancing the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance. Additionally, Fifth Air Force executes administrative authority over all U.S. Air Force forces in Japan.