Command Chief Master Sergeant Ronald O. Boston serves as the Command Chief for the Arkansas Air National Guard. He works closely with the Arkansas Air National Commander, all commander in the state of Arkansas, as well as all chief master sergeants to prepare the enlisted force to best execute mission requirements. Chief Boston was born in Crossett, AR and attended Northeast Louisiana University (Monroe, Louisiana) in 1982. In 1988 he began his military career with the 189th Arkansas Air National Guard at Little Rock Air Force Base as a member of the Security Forces Squadron. As a 189th security forces leader, Chief Master Sergeant Boston has accepted several active-duty challenges to include numerous tours at Little Rock Air Force base with the 314th &19th Security Forces Squadron and abroad. He served as Flight Chief of the 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron while deployed to Manas Air Force Base, Kyrgyzstan in 2009. In his civilian capacity, he currently serves as Chief of the Information Protection Office, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas where he ensures the development, maintenance, and currency of all security guidance and directives to meet current and long-range program goals and objectives. He spent 11 years as a full-time member of the Pine Bluff Police Department (Pine Bluff, AR). He received a bachelor’s degree in Social and Criminal Justice in June 2015. He was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant on February 1, 2014.
In September 2019 Chief Master Sgt. Ron Boston was promoted to the Arkansas Air National Guard's command chief master sergeant. In this position he served as the senior enlisted advisor to the Arkansas Air National Guard commander on the overall effectiveness of the organization as it pertains to military readiness, training, the health, morale, and welfare of the state's enlisted Airmen, and provided essential feedback to address enlisted force issues.
Some of his assignments included: the support Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA in September and October of 2005, in 2008 he participated in Operation Jump Start with a Border Patrol group in Lordsburg New Mexico, Operations support with the 189th from February 2010 until January 2016 and Mission Support Group with the 189th at the Little Rock Air Force Base. From January 2017 to his retirement, he served as the 189th Airlift Wing Command Chief.
Chief Boston has been awarded and decorated throughout his military career. He is the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award, the Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon- Short Tour, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal
He is also the recipient of the 2004 189th Security Forces Squadron Colonel Jack H Lykes Memorial Award and in 2010 he was the recipient of the 189th Security Forces Squadron Senior NCO of the Year