Chief Master Sgt. Manuel Matute serves as the Superintendent of the 624th Operations Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is the commander’s primary enlisted advisor and leads a team of 180 Airmen providing centralized command and control of 24th Air Force and AFCYBER forces comprised of over 800 operators executing seven weapon systems in 12 units across the globe. These forces build, operate, secure, and defend over $52B in key infrastructure, execute more than 19,000 operations per year, and engage with the enemy as directed by the Joint Force Headquarters - Cyber Commander. Additionally, the operations center oversees the execution of US Cyber Command and 24th Air Force operational orders supporting 10 Major Commands at 150 sites worldwide. In addition, he is the 24th AF 1B4X1 Functional Manager. In this role, he oversees the utilization and professional development of over 900 Cyber Warfare Operations Airmen.

Chief Matute enlisted in the Air Force in 1993 as a Computer Systems Programmer. He completed four assignments then was selected as part of an initial cadre of Cyber Defense Operators and led the creation of its Intial Skills Training Course. His operational experience includes Operations NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, and ENDURING FREEDOM. Chief Matute’s past assignments include Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iceland, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Superintendent for the 91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron and the 92nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron, both at JBSA-Lackland, Texas.

2006 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy: Robins AFB, Ga.
2006 Associate of Applied Science: Computer Science Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2006 Associate of Applied Science: Instructor of Technology and Military Science, CCAF
2008 Bachelor of Science: Computer Science, Bellevue University, Neb.
2008 Bachelor of Science: Business Accounting, Bellevue University, Neb.
2011 Associate of Applied Science: Cyber Security, CCAF
2011 Certificate: Professional Manager Certification, CCAF
2013 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy: Gunter Annex, Ala.

1. November 1993 – January 1994, Trainee, Basic Military Training, 325 TRS, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. January 1994 – April 1994, Student, Computer Systems Programming, 333 TRS, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. May 1994 – August 1997, Satellite Programmer & Quality Assurance, AFMC-Det 3, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. August 1997 – July 2002, NCOIC, AWACS Database & Test Analyst, 552 CSS, Tinker AFB, Okla.
5. July 2002 – July 2003, Quality Assurance Evaluator, ACC-PMS, Keflavik NAS, Iceland
6. July 2003 – July 2006, Database Administrator, Air Force Combat Climatology Center, Asheville, N.C.
7. July 2006 – April 2009, Instructor Supervisor, 333 TRS, Keesler AFB, Miss.
8. April 2009 – March 2010, Superintendent, Scope Eagle Operations, 333 TRS, Keesler AFB, Miss.
9. March 2010 – July 2011, Instructor Supervisor, Undergraduate Cyber Training, 333 TRS, Keesler AFB, Miss.
10. July 2011 – August 2014, Lead Cyber Operations Mission Planner, USAFCENT/A3, Shaw AFB, S.C.
11. August 2014 – August 2016, Superintendent, 92 COS, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
12. August 2016 – July 2017, Superintendent, 91 COS, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
13. July 2017 – Present, Superintendent, 624 Operations Center, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC)
Air Force Commendation Medal (4th OLC)
Air Force Achievement Medal (6th OLC)

1995 – AFMC Small Unit Airman of the Year, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1996 – Senior Airman Below-the-Zone
1996 – Space System Support Group Airman of the Year, Peterson AFB, Colo.
1996 – Arthur C. Stortz Award (Junior Enlisted Category), Offutt AFB, Neb.
1999 – Airman Leadership School: Tinker AFB, Okla. (Class 99-D DG)
2000 – 552 CSG NCO of the Year, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2008 – 333 TRS NCO Lance P. Sijan Nominee, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2009 – 333 TRS NCO Lance P. Sijan Nominee, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2009 – 81 TRG Support NCO of the Year, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2010 – 333 TRS SNCO Instructor of the Year, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2010 – 333 TRS SNCO Lance P. Sijan Nominee, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2010 – 81 TRW Information Dominance SNCO of the Year nominee, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2015 – 688 CW SNCO AFA Alamo Chapter Joe Kellogg Award Nominee, JBSA, Texas
2015 – 688 CW SNCO of the Year, JBSA, Texas

Chief Master Sergeant 1 July, 2017

(Current as of 31 July, 2017)