MSgt Zachari Schneider


MSgt Zachari D. Schneider serves as the First Sergeant, USAF Band, 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC. He is the principle advisor on health, morale, welfare and disciplinary actions. He is charged with maintaining good order and discipline for the squadron’s Airmen and their family’s quality of life. He mentors unit members on professional development and maintains oversight of all issues. He provides feedback to the commander pertaining to force development, military readiness and mission effectiveness.

Sergeant Schneider grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He entered the Air Force September 12, 2000 and graduated Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas in October 2000. After completing technical training as an Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice at Sheppard AFB, Texas, his career began as a C-130 Crew Chief and has included assignments in Georgia, Texas and New Jersey. Sergeant Schneider has served in a variety of leadership positions at a squadron level. His duties have included technical training instructor, squadron safety and security non-commissioned officer in charge, Production Expeditor, Fuel System Repair section chief and Production Superintendent for the 305th Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Prior to assuming his current position, Sergeant Schneider served as the First Sergeant for the 11th Comptroller Squadron and the 11th Wing Staff Agencies while stationed at Joint Base Andrews

2005 Airman Leadership School, Moody AFB, Georgia
2005 Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama
2008 Associate in Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama
2013 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Florida
2017 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama, by correspondence


1. April 2001-July 2006, C-130 Repair and Reclamation Journeyman, 347th Maintenance Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia
2. July 2006-July 2010, C-130 Crew Chief Instructor, 360th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. July 2010-October 2017, Production Expeditor, 305th Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
4. October 2017-June 2018, Fuel Systems Repair Section Chief, 305th Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
5. June 2018-February 2019, Production Superintendent, 305th Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
6. March 2019-June 2020, First Sergeant, 11th Comptroller Squadron/11th Wing Staff Agencies, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
7. June 2020-Present, First Sergeant, USAF Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC


Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster