Degrees and Certifications:

MSgt Sonny Murphy



Sergeant Sonny Murphy is the Aerospace Science Instructor, AFJROTC NC-20052, Northside High School, Jacksonville North Carolina. 


Sergeant Murphy was born in Holdenville Oklahoma. He entered the Air Force in September 1997 as an Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice. Throughout his career he has maintained and instructed maintenance on a variety of aircraft including the F-15E, A-10C, F-16, and CV-22. Sergeant Murphy has deployed multiple times in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.



2001   Airman Leadership School, Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), OK

2003   Associates of Applied Science Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology

2004   Basic Instructor Course, Sheppard AFB, TX 

2005   Associates of Applied Science Degree, Instructor of Technology

2006   Bachelor of Science, Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist   University, Plainview TX

2010   Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL

2013   Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Instruction, Trident University Cypress, CA

2013   Fundamentals of Instructional Systems Development, Sheppard AFB, TX

2013   Training Supervisor, Sheppard AFB, TX

2015   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, by correspondence 

2015   Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence




1.     Sep 1998- Apr 2001, Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, 4th Component Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

2.     Apr-2001- Feb 2004, Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

3.     Feb 2004- Jan 2008, Instructor Aerospace Propulsion, 361st Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas

4.     Jan 2008- Nov 2012, Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, 23rd Aircraft  Maintenance Squadron, Moody AFB, GA

5.     Nov 2012- May 2014, CV-22 Propulsion Instructor, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina

6.     May 2014- May 2016, Instructor Supervisor, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina

7.     May 2016-Apr 2017 Section Chief 605th Aircraft maintenance Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

8.     May 2017-present, Quality Assurance PIM, 305th Maintenance Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey





Meritorious Service Medal 

Air Force Commendation 

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters

AF Organizational Excellence Award

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal 

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze service star 

Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terror Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

AF Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster

NATO Medal Non-Article 5 with one bronze service star



Airman First Class September 17, 1997

Senior Airman July 17, 1999

Staff Sergeant January 1, 2002

Technical Sergeant November 1, 2008

Master Sergeant September 1, 2014