Mr. Katdo Robinson is the Director of Staff, 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. As the Director of Staff, he is directly responsible for overall operational control of 19 fighter wing staff agencies. In conjunction with the wing commander, he plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the activities of the wing which affects over 2,500 Airmen, including 165 active duty Air Force active association personnel; more than 1,700 traditional reservists, over 280 Air Reserve Technicians and over 280 full-time civilians.
Mr. Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1987 as an Air Frame Repair Specialist assigned to Royal Air Force Base Upper Heyford, United Kingdom. In January 1992, he joined the Air Force Reserve and assigned to the 482nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Homestead Air Force Base, Fla. In October 1994, Robinson was selected as the 482nd FW Command Chief, advising the wing commander on matters influencing the health, morale, welfare, readiness, and effective utilization of more than 1,800 enlisted members of the wing. Prior to his current assignment, Robinson was the 482nd Maintenance Group Superintendent, Homestead ARB, Fla.
During his military career, Robinson has served in Operations Deny Flight, Tiger II, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Robinson is a native of Montgomery County, Miss. In April 2021, he retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Chief Master Sergeant.
1988 Air Frame Repair Apprentice Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
1991 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Homestead AFB, Fla.
1994 Air Force Reserve Command NCO Leadership & Development Course, Homestead ARB, Fla.
1999 NCO Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2001 AFRC Senior NCO Leadership Course, Homestead ARB, Fla.
2004 Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, Ala.
2007 Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2008 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2012 Associate in Applied Science, Airframe Repair Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, by correspondence
2014 AFRC Command Chief Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2016 Bachelor of Science, Information Technology, Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla.
2018 CompTIA Security Plus Certification, Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla.
1. June 1988 - August 1990, Airframe Repair Specialist, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Upper Heyford, United Kingdom
2. August 1990 - January 1992, Airframe Repair Specialist, 31st TFW, Homestead AFB, Fla.
3. January 1992 - May 1999, Structural Repair Technician, 482nd AMXS, Homestead ARB, Fla.
4. May 1999 - August 2007, Section Chief, 482nd AMXS, Homestead ARB, Fla.
5. August 2007 - August 2008, Fabrication Flight Chief, 482nd AMXS, Homestead ARB, Fla.
6. August 2008 - August 2009, Nightshift Production Superintendent, 482nd MXG, Homestead ARB, Fla.
7. August 2009 - May 2010, Superintendent, 482nd AMXS, Homestead ARB, Fla.
8. May 2010 – September 2014, Superintendent, 482nd MXS, Homestead ARB, Fla.
9. October 2014 – April 2016, Command Chief, 482nd FW, Homestead ARB, Fla.
10. April 2016 – October 2016, Senior Air Force Element and Commanders Action Group, Southern Operations Command South, Homestead ARB, Fla.
11. October 2016 – April 2021, 482nd MXG Superintendent, Homestead ARB, Fla.
12. April 2021, retired from Air Force Reserve.
13. April 2021 – present, Director of Staff, 482nd FW, Homestead ARB, Fla.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one silver cluster
Air Force Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Award with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
(Current as of January 2022)