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Chief Master Sergeant Dr. Beverly Hill: Age 64

Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Dr. Beverly Hill served 26 years in the U. S. Air Force. Her Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) included: (1) Administrative Specialist for 21 years, (2) special duty as a Professional Military Education Instructor and Manager for four years, (3) returning to her AFSC as Air Combat Command Information Management Inspector General Chief Enlisted Manager and finally as (4) Defense Attaché's Office Operations Coordinator in Kosovo. She received the following medals, awards, citations and badges: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force (AF) Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, AF Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, AF Organizational Excellence Award with four oak leaf clusters, AF Good Conduct Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one service star, Kosova Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, AF Ribbon Long Tour, AF Overseas Short Tour, Air Force Longevity Service with five oak leaf clusters, USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, AF Training Ribbon and United Nations Medal.

CMSgt Dr. Hill was born December 18, 1959 to her parents, Freddie and Ida Mae Davison-Orr in Macon, GA, where she was reared. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1978 and then attended Crandall Business College for 18 months and received a diploma in Secretarial Sciences in 1980. She volunteered for military service and joined the U.S. Air Force October 13,1981.

CMSgt Dr. Hill completed AF Basic Training at Lackland AF Base, TX, for six weeks and was assigned to work as an administrative specialist. She was sent to Wurtsmith AFB, MI, for 3.5 years during January 1982 - July 1985 where she worked as an administrative assistant until she was sent on her first overseas assignment to Spangdahlem, Germany, where she worked as the NCOIC in charge of supply administration for four years during 1985 -1989. She returned to the U.S.A. and served at Robins AFB, GA, for six years during 1989 -1995 as mainly the NCOIC of Logistics. Next, she was transferred to Maxwell AFB, AL during 1995-2003 where she served in three capacities, namely, (1) NCOIC in Executive Services at the AFROTC Headquarters during 1995-1997, (2) AF Senior NCO Academy in Executive Services during 1997-1999 and (3) Professional Military Education Instructor during 1999-2001. She then served at Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, AL, during 2001-2003 and served as Director of Resources at the Gunter NCO Academy. Next, she served as Air Combat Command Inspector General Chief Enlistment Manager during 2003-2006 at Langley AFB Virginia. She then reported for a one year remote assignment to Kosovo as the Defense Attaché's Office Operations Coordinator during 2006-2007. CMSgt Dr. Hill retired from all military service July 1, 2007.

Since military retirement, CMSgt Dr. Hill worked as a civilian contractor with the AF 26th Network Operations Squadron as a DNS Operator during 2008-2009. During her military service, she earned a Master of Science Degree in Adult Education from Troy University in 1999. She attained her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University in 2016 using the Post-911 GI Bill.

She then worked as a civil servant during 2009-2021. First, she worked as an Instructional Systems Specialist at the AF Career Development Academy for nine years. Next, she worked in faculty development at the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex during 2017-2019, and then she worked at the AF Chaplain Corps College at Maxwell AFB during 2019-2020. She worked as the Chief of Evaluation at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development during 2020-2021, and since 2021, she continues there as the Dean of Academic Affairs.

CMSgt Dr. Hill and her husband, Wyatt, have been married 39 years and they have one son and four grandchildren. They are members of the Mercy Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, where she serves on the Outreach Committee, and he serves with the audio-visual ministry. She is a member of the Montgomery Military and Veterans Commission and serves on Leadership Montgomery’s Executive Board. They enjoy attending plays at the Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Biscuits’ baseball games.

CMSgt Dr. Hill’s conclusions about her military service are: “I was always prepared when opportunities presented themselves. It meant that I could go as far as my gifts and talents could take me while being the best citizen for my country.”

 

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