Chief Master Sergeant William B. Sanders is the new command chief master sergeant for the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews. In this capacity, Chief Sanders represents the wing's highest enlisted level of leadership and, as such, provides direction for the enlisted corps and represents their interest, as appropriate, to wing leadership. He serves as the principle advisor to the commander for quality of life and installation support for 6 Wings, 2 Headquarters, and more than 60,000 Airmen and families in the national capital region and around the world.
Chief Sanders grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and entered the Air Force in October of 1988. His background includes various duties in aircraft maintenance, test and evaluation, and extensive experience as a multi-national coalition Air Force trainer. His stateside assignments include Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
Chief Sanders has also served at several overseas assignments to include Iceland, Japan, Turkey, Guam, South Korea, Italy, Germany, and has deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Command Chief.