Dwayne F. Hopkins, Executive Director

dwayne.hopkins@sbcglobal.net
210-673-7500
Fax: 210-673-7579

Chief Master Sergeant Dwayne F. Hopkins (Retired) is currently the Executive Director for Fisher House Inc. Mr. Dwayne F. Hopkins retired from active duty with 28 years of military service as the Command Chief Master Sergeant to the Commander, 37th Training Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He was the primary advisor to the commander on all matters affecting the quality, welfare, morale, management and leadership of 45,000 personnel. As the Executive Director of Fisher House Inc. he is responsible for three homes valued at 2.5 million dollars while providing a home-away-from-home for America’s most valuable resource; our military members and their families. Mr. Hopkins and his outstanding staff provided lodging for over 354 military families saving them $350,000 in lodging cost in 2009.

Mr. Hopkins was born on 29 September 1961, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and attended Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He enlisted on 5 September 1979, and has held various positions within aircraft maintenance such as Production Superintendent for F-15, KC-135, HH-60, and C-130 aircraft. Mr. Hopkins is a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee. Mr. Hopkins is also a member of West San Antonio Rotary.

EDUCATION:

  • 1983 — NCO Orientation Course (Phase 1), Soesterburg Air Base, Netherlands
  • 1986 — United States Air Forces in Europe Airman Leadership School, Lindsey Air Station, Germany
  • 1990 — United States Air Forces in Europe Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
  • 1995 — Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
  • 1998 — U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Alabama
  • 2004 — Associate of Applied Science in Transportation, Community College of the Air Force
  • 2004 — Command Senior Enlisted Leader KEYSTONE Joint Operations Course, Suffolk, Virginia
  • 2004 — U.S. Air Force Senior Leadership Course, Greensboro, NC
  • 2006 — Air Force’s Senior Leadership Development Course, Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, PA
  • 2007 – Bachelor of Science, Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2010 – Master Business Administration (MBA), emphases on Leadership/Management, Webster University
  • 2013 – Master Degree, Procurement/Acquisition, Webster University.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • Aerial Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
  • Korea Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal