Anthony L. Bishop

Anthony L. Bishop

Trident University International Graduate

Hall of Distinguished Alumni | Class of 2007

Chief Master Sergeant Anthony L. Bishop was the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. In that position, he led the 45,000 Total Force enlisted Airmen of Pacific Air Forces. His responsibilities included advising the PACAF commander on all matters affecting the training, professional development and effective utilization of assigned enlisted personnel and coordinating with the headquarters staff, commanders, and senior personnel on administration and implementation of command policy.

Chief Bishop was born in Boynton Beach, Florida and is a 1980 graduate of Iuka High School, Mississippi. He entered the Air Force in November 1980. His background included various duties in aircraft maintenance, First Sergeant at the squadron, group, and headquarters levels, and Command Chief Master Sergeant at the wing and MAJCOM levels. Chief Bishop retired from active duty on December 31, 2009, and relocated to Garden Ridge, Texas.

Military Status

  • Status: U.S. Air Force Veteran
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
  • Years: 1980-2009

Honors & Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 8 oak leaf clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal with star
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with two stars
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with gold palm
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal, Emirate of Kuwait

Areas of Expertise

Mr. Bishop's areas of expertise include:

  • 1985 21st Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Norton Air Force Base, California
  • 1987 Military Airlift Command Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Norton Air Force Base, California
  • 1992 United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
  • 1997 United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama
  • 2003 Leadership Team Awareness Course, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick AFB, FL
  • 2005 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, San Diego, CA
  • 2006 Keystone, National Defense University, Ft. Leslie J. McNair, Washington, DC
  • 2007 Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, PA
  • 2007 Air Force Enterprise Management Seminar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC

Education History

  • Master in Business Administration - Trident University International (2007)
  • BS in Occupational Education: Business Administration - Wayland Baptist University
  • AAS in Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Community College of the Air Force
  • AAS in Personnel Administration/Human Resource Management - Community College of the Air Force