Chief Master Sergeant Brian C. Kentta is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He advises the 12th FTW Commander on all matters affecting the health, morale and welfare of enlisted, officer and civilian personnel across the wing.
The 12th FTW trains all of Air Education and Training Command’s primary flight instructors in the T-1, T-6, and T-38 aircraft; trains all Air Force Combat Systems Operators (CSO); trains all Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilots and sensor operators, and conducts all the airmanship programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The wing also hosts Air Education and Training Command’s largest Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals program, conducts Electronic Warfare Training for the USAF and multi-national forces, and conducts Introductory Flight Screening for all Air Force Officers who enter, pilot, combat systems officer, or remotely piloted aircraft training. The wing consists of three flying operations groups and a maintenance directorate in three locations, JBSA-Randolph, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida; and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Chief Kentta grew up in various locations in the Pacific Northwest, and entered the Air Force in September 1991. He has been stationed at locations in Delaware, Alaska, California, Utah, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, Iceland, Germany and the United Kingdom. The Chief’s background includes various duties in Subsistence Operations, Recreation and Services, Wing Honor Guard, long-haul communications, cyberspace infrastructure, cyberspace planning, as well as flight superintendent, Joint Senior Enlisted Leader and various HQ tours at NAF, Center, MAJCOM and COCOM locations. Chief Kentta has deployed in support of Operations PACIFIC HAVEN, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and Combined Joint Task Force HORN OF AFRICA. Before assuming his current assignment, he served as Group Superintendent, 48th Mission Support Group, RAF Lakenheath. He is a 2012 graduate of Trident University with magna cum laude honors.