Deputy Chief McKamey enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) in December 1984 on the Delayed Enlisted Program. He completed of Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, TX in August 1985.
During his enlisted tenure, he served in a variety of positions and assignments in NC, Guam, MD, South Korea, and Okinawa as well as three deployments in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM and SOUTHERN WATCH and numerous temporary duty assignments.
In August 2001, he was selected for the USAF 1-year Reserve Officer Training Corps program and completed his schooling and training at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.
As a commissioned officer, Deputy Chief McKamey again served in a variety of positions and assignments in MD, TX, Guam, IL and KS including support to Air Force One, the Military Working Dog School and the US Army Disciplinary Barracks. He would also deploy twice in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
Following retirement from active duty in December 2014, he was selected for his current duty as Deputy Police Chief, Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
Deputy Chief McKamey is originally from Charlottesville, VA. He has two daughters Emma and Taryn as well as a dog, Ruger. He current lives on Lady’s Island and is an active member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.
Deputy Chief McKamey’s personal military awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal (7 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), and the Army Achievement Medal.