SEAD, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Chief Master Sergeant Daniel C. Simpson is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Chief Simpson assumed his current position in November 2020 and has served for more than 28 years. A native of St. Charles, Missouri, he attended Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas in June 1992. Upon graduation in July 1992 he attend the Air Force Security Police Academy, also at Lackland AFB.
Chief Simpson has been assigned to numerous units throughout his career, to include: 48th Security Police Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom and 49th Security Forces Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico as a Weapons Storage Area Entry Controller, Response Force Team Leader, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, and Armorer. He retrained into the Readiness (Emergency Management) career field in 1997 and served several units such as 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, Holloman AFB as Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception Program Manager; 737 Training Support Squadron (AF Basic Military Training) at Lackland AFB as Contingency Skills Training Instructor; 37th Civil Engineer Squadron also at Lackland AFB as NCOIC, Plans and Operations; 8th Civil Engineer Squadron (twice) at Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea as Flight Superintendent; 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin AFB, Florida, as Superintendent, Agile Combat Support Testing; Inspector General Directorate, Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida as Superintendent, Mission Support Inspections; and 51st Civil Engineer Squadron at Osan AB, Republic of Korea as Chief of Readiness and Emergency Management Flight.
As a Chief Master Sergeant (Senior Enlisted Leader), he served at both the 49th Mission Support Group, Holloman AFB, New Mexico and 39th Mission Support Group, Incirlik AB, Turkey as Group Superintendent; 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea as Command Chief Master Sergeant; 737th Training Group, Lackland AFB, Texas as Chief, AF Basic Military Training; 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody AFB, Georgia as Command Chief Master Sergeant; and 18th Air Force at Scott AFB, Illinois as Command Chief Master Sergeant. His deployments include tours in Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Qatar.
Chief Simpson’s military education includes: Basic Instructor Course, Airman Leadership School, USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, PACOM Orientation for Special Operations Forces, Dynamics of International Terrorism, Military Training Instructor Supervisor’s Course, Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, and is a graduate National Defense University, Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course. His civilian education includes three associate’s degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (with honors), a Master of Arts in Military History (with honors) and is currently a Doctoral candidate in History.
Chief Simpson’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (3rd award), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (8th award), AF Commendation Medal (3rd award), and AF Achievement (4th award).