Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Pamela Huff was born in Little Rock, AR; graduated from Hall High School in 1975. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from John Brown University, and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development.
She enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard (AR ARNG) in 1975 as a private (PV1). Throughout her career, she served in a variety of assignments. Her first duty assignment was with the 204th Dental Det., where she received the Humanitarian Service Medal for the Ft. Chaffee Cuban Relocation Operation. She continued her assignments as a Personnel Clerk in the 39th IN BDE; State Area Command (STARC) AMA as an Admin Supply Clerk and Training Technician. She was the first Black female NCO Instructor at the Arkansas Military Academy. Her next assignment was with the 119th Personnel Service Company where she made a major decision to become a Warrant Officer. In 1990, she became a Warrant Officer and in 1991 she was Mobilized with the 119th PSC to replace Alpa Btry HQ as the
Personnel Records Chief and the OIC of the Mobilization Out-processing Center at Ft. Sill OK., mobilizing over 4,000 soldiers both active and reserve component. While there she received the Army Commendation Medal.
Chief Huff continued her military career and was promoted to CW5 in 2010, becoming the first and only black female CW5 for the Arkansas Army National Guard. CW5 Huff’s military awards include the MSM, ACM, AAM, ARCAM (11), NDSM (2), HSM, AFRM (4), AFRM with “M” Device, NCOPD (3), and the ASR. Chief Huff’s State awards include the Arkansas Commendation Medal, Arkansas Federal Service Ribbon, and Arkansas Service Ribbon (7). Chief Huff retired from the AR ARNG in 2017.
During Chief Huff’s military career, she also became a full-time Federal Technician working for the AR ARNG in 1983. CW5 Huff moved up the ladder during her Federal Technician tenue from a General Scheduled four (GS-4) to a GS-13 where she retired in 2017 as the ARNG’s Supervisor/Director over the Internal Review’s Audit Division.
CW5 Huff and husband Sam, live in Sherwood, Arkansas. They have two sons, Rogike and Julian; one daughter, Sidney and (6) grandchildren; They also have one fur baby (Kodiak). CW5 Huff and her husband attend and are active members of the NLR First Assembly of God Church.