Chief Master Sgt. Timothy T. Johnson hails from Sumter, South Carolina, and has been in the Air Force since 1993. He is the Chief Enlisted Manager for the Thunderbirds, which involves advising the commander on the squadron’s health, morale and welfare, communicating concerns and issues of the enlisted force to the commander, and ensuring the commander’s policies are known and understood. Chief Johnson manages more than 130 military personnel in 28 diverse career fields in the fleet generation of F-16C/D aircraft to showcase America’s combat capability in air shows around the world. Chief Johnson was stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan, prior to joining the team.