Chief Master Sergeant Derrick Stroman serves as the Superintendent, Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization Detachment 8, United States Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany. Detachment 8 is responsible for the readiness, accountability, personnel and administrative services for the Individual Reservists (IRs) assigned to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, European Command, Africa Command and United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. Duties include initiating, managing, and monitoring funding, training, assignments, and other manpower actions with appropriate offices. He is responsible for oversight/tracking of personnel processes, IR end- strength execution, programming, readiness issues related to the IR program, execution of manpower, personnel, funding and education/training policies. Detachment 8 serves as the local point of contact for all IRs questions concerning Reserve personnel and administration.
CMSgt Stroman was born in Washington, D.C. and entered the Air Force in June 1994. Upon graduating from Services technical training at Lackland Air Force Base, TX, he has served in numerous assignments. These assignments include working at the Headquarters Air Force, MAJCOM, Wing, Group, and Squadron levels. He has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He took the opportunity to cross-train into the administration career field in 2004. He was selected into a special duty assignment in 2016 and cross-trained into the Military Training Leader career field. SMSgt Stroman has a very diversified career serving as a Regular Air Force, Traditional Reservist, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, and Active Guard Reserve member. He recently completed his second Associates degree in Education and Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force. He was most recently, assigned as the AFRC Technical Training Liaison, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Directorate of Personnel, Operating Location, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas before assuming his current position. While assigned to Sheppard he was recognized as the HQ AFRC Directorate of Personnel SNCO of the 1st Quarter in 2018 and the 82d Training Wing, Training Operations SNCO of the 2nd Quarter in 2019.