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Senior Master Sergeant Michael J. Krausz is First Sergeant for the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee. As First Sergeant, he reports directly to the Commander to ensure a mission ready force and is responsible for the health, morale, welfare and conduct of all enlisted service members assigned. Sergeant Krausz is the chief advisor concerning the enlisted force of more than 80 full-time active duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command staff and more than 4,000 in-residence students who attend Enlisted Professional Military Education and Professional Continuing Education on campus each year. His responsibilities include guidance on enlisted performance reports, awards, decorations, family care and other administrative actions. He monitors compliance with Air Force standards, advises staff on leadership, military bearing, self-improvement, and self-discipline, and acts to resolve problems and complaints.

Before his current assignment, Sergeant Krausz was First Sergeant for the 128th Air Refueling Wing Mission Support Group, Wisconsin Air National Guard, as well as First Sergeant for the wing’s maintenance squadron. Sergeant Krausz has deployed in support of several named operations including Operation Northern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sergeant Krausz is a career field expert in Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems. He enlisted in the active duty Air Force in October 1997 and joined the Air National Guard in 2008. His overseas assignments include bases in Germany and South Korea.


1998 Electrical and Environmental Apprentice, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

1999 F-16 Tactical Electrical/Environmental Course, Luke AFB, Ariz.

2002 Airman Leadership School, Edwards AFB, Calif.

2004 Electrical and Environmental Craftsman Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2004 A10A Aircraft Environmental Systems Course, Davis Mothan AFB, Ariz.

2004 A10A Aircraft Electrical Systems Course, Davis Mothan AFB, Ariz.  

2005 C-130B/E/H Electrical Systems Course, Ramstien Air Base, Germany

2007 Associate degree in aircraft maintenance technology, Community College of the Air Force

2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford EPME Center, Tenn.

2011 Maintenance Resource Management Instructor Course, Gulfport, Miss.

2013 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2014 Associate degree in human resource management, CCAF

2014 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence

2015 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, by correspondence

2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala.


April 1998 - April 2004, 412th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.

April 2004 - May 2005, Osan AB, South Korea

May 2005 - February 2008, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Ramstien AB, Germany

February 2008 - May 2011, Maintenance Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wis.

May 2011 - May 2013, Maintenance Squadron, 128 ARW, Milwaukee, Wis.

May 2013 - April 2016, First Sergeant, Maintenance Squadron, 128 ARW, Milwaukee, Wis.

April 2016 - May 2017, First Sergeant, Mission Support Group, 128 ARW, Milwaukee, Wis.

May 2017 - present, First Sergeant, I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson ANGB Tenn.


Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster


Below the Zone Program Senior Airman

2009 Lankford EPME Center NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate

2015 128ARW First Sergeant of the Year

2015 Wisconsin Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year


Airman Basic Oct. 8, 1997
Airman April 8, 1998
Airman First Class Feb. 8, 1999
Senior Airman April 8, 1998
Staff Sergeant April 1, 2002
Technical Sergeant Feb. 1, 2008
Master Sergeant July 15, 2010
Senior Master Sergeant Aug. 18, 2017

(Current as of November 2017)