MSgt Krystal Q. Knight is the first sergeant for Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. As the first sergeant, she is an extension of the commander’s authority; the communication link between the commander, unit members, and support agencies. MSgt Knight is also charged with the duty to minimize negative impacts and effects on the mission, unit cohesion, readiness, and morale.

MSgt Knight enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in June 2003. She attended the Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Technical Training Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas completing the course as top graduate in March of 2004. The second and third on-the-job training phases of her technical training were completed at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi with respective graduation dates of May and August 2004. In 2016, MSgt Knight became a Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Development Course facilitator. To date, she has facilitated at eight installations to include one joint force course in the combat zone.

MSgt Knight has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE. In 2018, MSgt Knight was selected as an Air Force Reserve Command First Sergeant Academy Adjunct Instructor. Prior to her current assignment, MSgt Knight served as the first sergeant for the 403d Security Forces Squadron, 403d Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

2003 Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Basic Course, Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas
2006 Associate of Arts, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Miss.
2008 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Associate in Applied Science, Allied Health Sciences, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2013 Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.
2014 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla
2015 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (PME) Course, by correspondence
2017 First Sergeants Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2017 Certificate in Continued Education, Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced, Fortis College, Mobile, Ala.
2017 Senior Leadership Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2018 Associate in Applied Science Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course, Barksdale AFB, La.
2018 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2018 Academic Instructor Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Master Resilience Trainer Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Senior Enlisted Joint PME II Course, by correspondence
2020 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication, Air Force Culture and Language Center, by correspondence

1. April 2004-Aug 2004, Student, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course, 81st Medical Group, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. Sep 2004-Aug 2006, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, 926th Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, La.
3. Aug 2006-Sep 2016, Aerospace Medical Service Technician, 403d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 403d Wing, Keesler AFB,
4. Oct 2016-Oct 2018, First Sergeant, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 403d Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
5. Nov 2018-Mar 2020, First Sergeant, 403d Security Forces Squadron, 403d Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss. (January 2019-August
2019, First Sergeant, 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait)
6. Mar 2020-Present, First Sergeant, Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization, Buckley AFB, Colo.

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

2016 Joint Readiness Training Center Observer/Controller/Trainer, Fort Polk, La.
2017 First Sergeant of the Year, 403d Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.

Airman First Class, June 17, 2003
Senior Airman, June 17, 2004
Staff Sergeant, Oct. 1, 2008
Technical Sergeant, April 1, 2011
Master Sergeant, Sept. 1, 2014

(Current as of September 2020)