State Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Five Timmy L. Tompkins 

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Timmy L. Tompkins was appointed the Command Chief Warrant Officer, Massachusetts Army National Guard on May 1, 2017.  CW5 Tompkins is the state’s senior ranking warrant officer who oversees the morale, welfare, training, administration, selection and management of all warrant officers in Massachusetts.  He serves on the Adjutant General’s personal staff as an advisor on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.

CW5 Tompkins enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard Jan. 2, 1980, as an OH-6A repairer assigned to A Company 126th Aviation Battalion.  In 1986 he went on to flight school, graduating in 1987.  As a WO1 was assigned to D Troop 1/26th Cavalry., as an Attack Helicopter Pilot. In 1988 he was assigned to Detachment. 1st Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 1/110th Cavalry Squadron as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. During this time he served as the Detachment Commander. In 1996 he was assigned to D Co 1-126th Aviation Battalion., then on to Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3-126th Aviation Battalion as the Battalion Maintenance Officer in 2000. In 2003 he was reassigned to the 226th Division Aviation Support Battalion as a Maintenance Flight Examiner. In 2005 he deployed with the 3-126th Aviation Battalion as the Battalion Aviation Maintenance Officer/Liaison Officer.  Upon returning in 2006 took command of Detachment 3, Company B, 638th Aviation Support Battalion until 2009 when he was assigned as a Medevac Helicopter Pilot/Aviation maintenance Officer for C Co 3-126th Aviation Battalion which he deployed again with in 2010. He was assigned to this unit until the assignment of his current position May 1, 2017.

He is qualified in TH-55, UH-1H, M, V models, OH-6A, AH-1S, and H-60A, M model helicopters.  He has 3,700 flight hours, and 120 combat flight hours, performing duties as pilot, pilot in command, maintenance test, and maintenance test pilot examiner. CW5 Tompkins' deployments include 2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2010 Operation New Dawn, as well as a title 10 tour in 2014 with NGB as team lead on the Aviation Readiness Assistance Team. Recent assignments include 3-126th Battalion Maintenance Officer and Aviation Maintenance Technician for C Co 3-126th (MEDEVAC).

CW5 Tompkins has been a full time technician for over 31 years.  Twenty-nine of those years he has served as the Aviation Logistics Management Officer at AASF 2 in western Massachusetts.

He is a graduate of: the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Warrant Officer Career College, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

He is a member of the National Guard Officers Association of Massachusetts, Lifetime member of the United States Army Warrant Officers Association, Lifetime member of the Army Aviation Association of America Minuteman Chapter.

1. 1980-1986 A Co 1-126th Aviation Battalion
2. 1987-1988 Troop D 1/26th Cavalry
3. 1988-1994 Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 110th Cavalry
4. 1994-1996 C Troop 110th Cavalry
5. 1996-2000 D Company 1-126th Aviation Battalion
6. 2000-2003 Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3-126th Aviation Battalion
7. 2003-2004 226th Division Aviation Support Battalion
8. 2004-2007 Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3-126th Aviation Battalion
9. 2007-2009 B Company 638th Aviation Support Battalion
10. 2009-2017 C Company 3-126th Aviation Battalion

• Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award)
• Air Medal (2nd Award)
• Army Commendation Medal
• Army Achievement Medal (6th Award)
• Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (8th Award)
• National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
• Global War on Terrorism Medal
• Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (3rd Award)
• Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd Award)_
• Armed Forces Medal
• Humanitarian Service Medal
• Armed Forces Reserve Medal (30 Year Device and “M” Device)
• Army Service Ribbon
• Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award)
• Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd Award)
• Massachusetts Service Medal (with Gold Eagle Device)
• Massachusetts Defense Expeditionary (Medal 2nd Award)
• Massachusetts Defense Medal (2nd Award)
• Combat Action Badge
• Master Army Aviator
• The Honorable Order of St. Michael


(Current as of 15 June 2018)


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