CMSgt Shane Allen Price is the thirteenth Maryland Air National Guard State Command Chief. He serves as the key enlisted advocate and advisor to the Adjutant General and the Assistant Adjutant General for Air for the state of Maryland on enlisted issues concerning training, readiness, morale, welfare, and proper utilization and the professional development of the Maryland Air National Guard's enlisted force consisting of over 1400 Airmen.
CMSgt Price was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He enlisted in the Maryland Air National Guard in June 1996 and completed Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in March 1997. Upon completion of Aerospace Maintenance Technical Training located at Sheppard AFB, Texas and Little Rock AFB, Arkansas he then reported to the Maryland Air National Guard. He began his career assigned to the 135th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as an Aircraft Mechanic until 2005. During the remainder of his time in maintenance, he held numerous roles and leadership positions; he worked as a Flight Line Production Supervisor, Flight Chief and Accessories Maintenance Flight Supervisor. His maintenance career included various deployments and operations to include serving in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, DEEP FREEZE, CORONET OAK and JOINT ENTERPRISE. In 2013, he joined the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group and held the positions of the 276th Cyberspace Operations Squadron Superintendent and Cyberspace Operations Group Superintendent, leading 190 enlisted members from June of 2017 until June 2021.
1997 Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, Sheppard, Air Force Base, Tx.
1998 Airman Leadership School Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
1999 Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman Course, Sheppard AFB, Tx.
1999 C-130J Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Rolls-Royce Engine Course, Baltimore, Md.
2001 Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman Course, Sheppard, AFB, Tx.
2006 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, Baltimore, Md.
2012 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff, Baltimore, Md.
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course., by correspondence
2014 Information Technology Fundamentals, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2014 Knowledge Operations Management, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2014 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Aviation Maint. Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Contemporary Base Issues Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
2018 Chief Master Sergeant’s Executive Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
February 1997 – March 1997, Basic Military Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
March 1997 – August 1997, Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, Sheppard, Air Force Base, Texas
August 1997 – September 1997, Aerospace Maintenance Follow On, Little Rock, Air Force Base, Arkansas
January 1998 – June 2000, Isochronal Aircraft Mechanic, 135th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Baltimore, Md
June 2000 – August 2005, Flight line Aircraft Mechanic, 135th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Baltimore, Md
August 2005 – September 2012, C-130J Aircraft Maintenance Flight Chief/Production Supervisor, 135th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Baltimore, Md
September 2012 – December 2013, Accessories Maintenance Supervisor, 135th Maintenance Squadron, Baltimore, Md
January 2014 – July 2017, 276th Cyberspace Operation Squadron Superintendent, 175th Cyberspace Operations Group, Baltimore, Md
June 2017 – June 2021, 175th Cyberspace Operation Group Superintendent, 175th Wing, Baltimore, Md
June 2021 – December 2022, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 175th Wing, Martin State ANGB, Md
December 2022 - Present, Maryland State Command Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, Baltimore, Md
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Antarctica Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and oak leaf cluster
AF Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two hourglass and three 'M' Devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon
NATO Medal with bronze star
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Maryland Meritorious Service Medal
Maryland Outstanding Unit Ribbon
Maryland National Guard Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Maryland National Guard Overseas Service Ribbon with two Devices
Maryland National Guard State Service Medal with three Devices
Maryland National Guard State Active Duty Medal with one Device
Louisiana Emergency Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class June. 2,1996
Senior Airman Oct. 3, 1997
Staff Sergeant Jul. 7, 2000
Technical Sergeant June. 9, 2004
Master Sergeant June. 23, 2006
Senior Master Sergeant Sept. 23, 2009
Chief Master Sergeant Dec. 22, 2016