Chief Master Sergeant Amy R. Giaquinto is the Command Chief, New York Air National Guard. She reports directly to the Adjutant General of New York on all enlisted issues, to include professional military education, enlisted promotions, mentorship, morale, family and community relations, as well as esprit de corps. Chief Giaquinto’s scope of responsibility includes 5,800 Airmen comprising five varied flying wings and four Geographically Separated Units encompassing Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command, and Search and Recovery assets including C-17, C-130H, LC130 (Ski Birds), MQ-9, and HH-60 airframes across New York, the District of Columbia and Virginia. Chief Giaquinto also supports the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the CONR-1st Air Force mission in Rome, New York.
Chief Giaquinto entered the U.S. Army in 1984 and served as an Administrative Specialist while assigned to Headquarters, United States Army, Europe (USAREUR) in Heidelberg, Germany. During this time, Chief Giaquinto was responsible for preparing and executing itineraries for distinguished guests visiting the Headquarters in Heidelberg. In 1997, after a break in service, she joined the New York Air National Guard as an Information Manager at the 109th Airlift Wing. She served seven years in the Logistics Readiness Squadron managing the Orderly Room. During this time she also served on the Base Honor Guard. In 2004 Chief Giaquinto was selected as the Information Resource Manager in the Communications Flight where she became the focal point for all Information Management related issues that included training 27 Information Managers and serving as the Webmaster, and Freedom of Information Act Manager. In 2006 Chief Giaquinto was selected as the Office Manager for the Wing Command Staff, administering executive support for the Wing Commander, Vice Commander and Executive Officer. During this time she also served on the Air National Guard Portal Advisory Council, Region 1 Portal Content Manager and Unit Deployment Manager.
In 2009 Chief Giaquinto deployed to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, and in 2010 she was selected as a Human Resource Specialist at the New York State Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), New York Air National Guard (NYANG) in Latham, N.Y. She retrained into the Personnel Career Field and handled all Officer Personnel Programs, including administrative support for both the Commander and the Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard. She has been actively involved with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program serving as a Victim Advocate and as a Bystander Intervention trainer at the Joint Forces Headquarters and the 109th Airlift Wing. In 2011, Chief Giaquinto was selected as the Personnel Superintendent and became the JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator-Air providing training, guidance and administrative support to the JFHQs and all of the NYANG. In June 2013 Chief Giaquinto was selected as the 109th Airlift Wing Command Chief. She assumed her present position in July 2016.