Honoring Our Heroes
May 1, 2023 | View PDF
Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCM) David E. Headley
Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCM) David E. Headley served 32 years in the United States Air Force Reserve. His Air force Specialty Code (AFSC) began as an administrative specialist with the 4th Air Postal and Courier Flight at Maxwell AFB Alabama. His other AFSCs included: Command and Control Technician, Intelligence Operations Superintendent and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA). He also served as interim MAJCOM CCMSGT for the Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB GA. His medals, awards and decorations include: National
Defense Medal with cluster, Air Force Achievement award, Small Arms Marksmanship award with cluster, Air Force Longivity award and Meritorious Service Medal with clusters. Chief Headley had tours in
Germany, Japan, Panama as well as the United States.
CCM Headley was born in Troy, Alabama, to his parents Msgt ret. Clyde and Lucille Headley. He graduated from Charles Henderson High School in Troy as well as Troy State University with a B. S. degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Upon graduation, he worked for a finance company in Dothan, AL, and then he started a 24 year career in Montgomery, AL, with Lowe’s
Companies where he achieved the position of District Manager. He is currently employed Part-time at Castaway Animal Clinic in Eclectic, AL. He also is a corporate pilot who flew turbo prop and jet aircraft for almost 15 years.
CCM Headley and his wife Linda have two children and three grandchildren. He is a talented trumpet player having played in the Sound of the South Band at Troy University. He continues to play his trumpet with the Upbeats Band in Montgomery at the Alcazar Shrine Temple and with the Southeast Alabama Community Band in Troy. He also continues to play with his high school rock and roll band, The Fabulous Shades, at Troy AL. He and his wife are members of Refuge
Baptist Church in Tallassee, AL.
CCM Headley’s conclusions about his military service are: “Every young
person should have some military training from ROTC to active duty military. It will grow them up and give them perspective and discipline. This will help them make sound decisions later in life.”