Technical Sergeant Matthew "Jaws" Kronick


Technical Sergeant Matthew A. Kronick is the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team assistant superintendent. In this position, TSgt Kronick leads a team that performs F-16 aerial capability demonstrations at airshows across the INDOPACOM area of responsibility, performing live in front of more than six million spectators annually and supporting U.S. Air Force strategic engagement efforts in the region. TSgt Kronick also serves as an F-16 crew chief assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.


TSgt Kronick enlisted as an Airman Basic in 2009.  He completed his technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  Following initial F-16 training, TSgt Kronick was assigned to the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. He has been with the Demonstration Team, based at Misawa Air Base, since June of 2022.



2013 Airman Leadership School, Luke AFB, AZ

2014 Basic Instructor Course, Sheppard AFB, TX

2014 Associate in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2015 Associate in Instructor in Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force

2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course II

2019 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Ramstein, Germany

2020 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Correspondence Course I



1. June 2009 – Oct 2009, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. Oct 2009 – Feb 2010, F-16 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Cold), Sheppard AFB Texas

3. Feb 2010 – March 2010, F-16 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Hot), Luke AFB, Arizona

4. March 2010 – March 2014, F-16 Dedicated Crew Chief, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Luke AFB, Arizona

5. March 2014 – Oct 2015, F-16 MRA Instructor, 372 TRS/DET 12, Luke AFB, Arizona

6. Oct 2015 – May 2018, F-16 MRA Instructor, 372 TRS/DET 10, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

7. May 2018 – May 2019, Development & Instruction Section Chief, 51 MXG, Osan AB, Republic of Korea

8. May 2019 – April 2022, F-15E Aircraft NCOIC, 48 AMXS, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom

9. April 2022 – Present, PACAF Demonstration Team Assistant Superintendent, Misawa AB, Japan



Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver oak leaf and two bronze oak leaf clusters

Korean Defense Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Developmental Special Duty Ribbon

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon



Airman Basic, July 26, 2009

Airman First Class, Feb 1, 2010

Senior Airman, Feb 25, 2012

Staff Sergeant, March 1, 2014

Technical Sergeant, March 1, 2018

(Current as of July 2022)