Shane Hickman

Shane joins the Freeman Holdings Group as the General Manager for Million Air Medford after serving 24 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.

His most recent assignments include 60th Operations Group Superintendent, Travis AFB, California, 341st Operations Group Superintendent, Malmstrom AFB, MT, and as the Chief Enlisted Manager 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, California.

Throughout his military career, he held various operations and leadership positions in a wide range of Air Force specialties. He started his career in maintenance as an Aircraft Armament Specialist, but after his first enlistment retrained to be an enlisted aviator. Shane spent the majority of his career as a KC-10A Instructor and evaluator Inflight Refueling Operator (Boom Operator) and C-130 E/H Flight Engineer, where he accumulated over 3800 mishap-free flight hours. He served two tours in Italy supporting NATO Operations DELIBERATE GUARD, JOINT ENDEAVOR, JOINT GUARD, ALLIED FORCE, and ODYSSEY DAWN. He has also deployed multiple times to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESOLVE.

Shane’s military education includes Airman Leadership School, USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Theater Mobility Command and Control Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course I & II, USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, AMC Chiefs Leadership Course, USAF Chiefs Leadership Course. He also garnered Associates Degrees in Aviation Operations and Information Systems Management and a Professional Management Certification.

Shane’s military decorations of mention include:

  • Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Achievement Medal 
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor with two silver and four bronze oak leaf clusters
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal with two bronze stars
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze star
  • NATO Medal with two bronze stars