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U.S. Air Force
Senior Enlisted Leader
Joint Enabling Capabilities Command

Chief Master Sergeant Carl J. Hojnacki is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC) in Norfolk, Virginia.  As CSEL, Chief Hojnacki is charged with the readiness, organizing, training, equipping, training and deployment of the joint capabilities provided by the Joint Planning Support Element and the Joint Communications Support Element. The JECC is designed to efficiently and effectively meet joint task force and combatant commanders' requirements for a rapidly deployable, tailored team of experts in plans, operations, knowledge management, intelligence support, logistics, public affairs and communications. He advises the Commander and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale and welfare of the units enlisted members and takes action to address shortfalls and challenges.

Chief Master Sgt. Hojnacki began his active-duty military career by enlisting in the Air Force in April, 2000. After basic training, he reported to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas to attend the Aerospace Propulsion Apprenticeship Course, graduating in August, 2000. His active-duty assignments include bases in Oklahoma, Japan and North Dakota. In 2004, Chief Hojnacki transferred from the active duty to the Air Force Reserve, becoming an Air Reserve Technician Propulsion Journeyman for the 939th Air Refueling Wing, Portland, Ore.

He transferred to the 507th Air Refueling Wing in July, 2006 and continued to serve as an Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, training junior Reservists on all phases of jet engine inspection, repair and testing. In 2011, he was selected for First Sergeant, serving in both the Force Support and Civil Engineering Squadrons for over four years. In 2015, he was given the opportunity to serve as Superintendent, Operations Support, in the Strategic Plans Division, Total Force Continuum Office, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The offices’ primary responsibility was to provide official responses to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and strategic analysis to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force on optimal force integration. In 2017, he transferred to the 403rd Maintenance Wing, serving as the Reserve Propulsion Superintendent.

Prior to his current position, CMSgt Hojnacki served as Reserve Senior Enlisted Advisor, Defense Contract Management Agency, Fort Gregg-Adams, VA. He advises the Air Force Reserve Mobilization Assistant on all readiness, welfare and utilization matters for assigned personnel.