Sgt. Angela Duncan
Sgt. Angela Duncan
Chief Master Sgt. Angela M. Duncan, force support superintendent for 186th Force Support Squadron in  Meridian, will be the guest speaker at Saturday’s Veterans Day Program in DeWitt DeWeese Park.

The program will begin at 11 a.m.

Chief Master Sgt. Lynn Cole will introduce Duncan.

As the superintendent, Chief Duncan provides technical and administrative supervision to the manpower and personnel, force development, and sustainment services flights to ensure the Force Support Squadron meets training and mission objectives.

She plans, organizes, and directs the activities of military human resource programs ensuring statutory compliance.

Chief Duncan entered military service in May 1988 and was assigned to the 238th Combat Communications Squadron, Administrative Specialist as a drill status Guardsman. In March 1998, Chief Duncan was hired full time as an information management specialist.

In 1999, she transferred to the 186th Mission Support Group and served as the office assistant for the group commander. In 2000, Chief Duncan cross trained into the personnel career field working full time in the 186th Military Personnel Flight in  Meridian. In February 2005, she transferred to Joint Force Headquarters as a personnel craftsman and in September 2012, she was hired as the personnel superintendent at Joint Force Headquarters, Mississippi Air National Guard.

In September 2016,  Chief Duncan transferred to the 186th Force Support Squadron to serve as the force support superintendent.

Among her major awards and decorations:

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters;  Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Air Force Organizational Excellence Award; Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with eight oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal with one bronze star; Humanitarian Service Medal; Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal;

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with six oak leaf clusters; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver hour glass device and M device Air Force Training Ribbon; Mississippi Magnolia Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Mississippi Commendation Medal; Mississippi Medal of Efficiency; Mississippi War Medal with one bronze star; Mississippi Emergency Service Medal;

Mississippi Service School Medal with four oak leaf clusters; and  Mississippi Longevity Medal with six oak leaf clusters.

Among her other achievements, Chief Duncan was the first female commander of the American Legion Department of Mississippi President of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Mississippi.

She is a member of the American Legion,  American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40/8 (Honor Society of American Legion), Mississippi Non-Commissioned Officers Association and  Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.