New Reserve Command Chief in Hawaii, Guam

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  • By Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann
  • 624th Regional Support Group
The Air Force Reserve’s 624th Regional Support Group welcomed their new command chief Nov. 3 during the unit training assembly at Hickam Field.

As the command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Danyell C. Stoutamire is responsible for advising commanders and staff on mission effectiveness, military readiness, and the health and welfare of the group.

“I am truly humbled to serve in this capacity for the 624th RSG,” said Stoutamire. “I hope to engage our Airmen and learn ways I can assist in providing the training and resources they need to effectively continue the mission.”

Prior to his current position, Stoutamire served as the chief enlisted manager for the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, California, where he managed the medical environment and directed and supported activities for patient care, contingency operations and disasters.

At the 624th RSG Stoutamire will serve as a mentor to other senior leaders throughout the command, which together serve nearly 700 Airmen located on the islands of Oahu and Guam.

"Chief Stoutamire is known for his mentorship and I am looking forward to him joining our team to broaden and strengthen our Airmen," said Col. Athanasia Shinas, 624th RSG commander.

Stoutamire has significant experience working with Airmen. He served as a first sergeant with the 752nd Medical Squadron and the 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, California. As a senior enlisted leader, Stoutamire provided leadership and guidance as a commander's representative for numerous committees, councils, boards, and military and civilian functions.

“It's important for our Airmen to be guided by leaders who are equipped to mentor and manage the challenges Airmen face each day,” said Stoutamire. “I want to provide our Reserve Citizen Airmen the tools necessary for mission success and their professional development in and out of uniform.”

Stoutamire started his career in September 1996. His active-duty background included various duties as a weapons armament system crew chief for the U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle and B-1B Lancer aircraft. He then transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in October 2000 where he became a medical service journeyman.

With more than 22 years of service, Stoutamire emphasized the importance of communication and feedback with Airmen as a critical element for success.

“I’m looking forward to communicating with our Airmen, which includes feedback from each and every one within the Group,” said Stoutamire. “I’m excited to hear their stories along with how I can help them achieve their goals.”

Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 624th RSG specialize in aerial port, aeromedical support and civil engineering operations.