Lieutenant Colonel Amanda K. Hill is the commander of the 140th Medical Group, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. She provides command, leadership, and direction to 123 full-time and traditional military and civilian medical personnel and is responsible for the medical readiness of over 1500 Airmen.
Lt Col Hill entered the Air Force upon graduation from the University of Northern Colorado in August 2004 and earned her commission through Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 90. She entered active duty working as an additional duty lieutenant at Detachment 90, Colorado State University, while waiting to enter the Nurse Transition Program at Eglin Air Force Base. Her follow-on assignment was at Lackland Air Force Base where she was a clinical nurse on a surgical-trauma floor at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She was deployed September 2006 to January 2007 in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, to Balad Air Base, Iraq where she worked in the intensive care ward. Upon return she was transferred to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at WHMC where she became an element leader. She was again deployed from May 2008 to September 2008 in support of OIF to Balad Air Base, Iraq to the emergency department. Upon her return, she relocated in October 2008 to the 460th Medical Group, Buckley Air Force Base as an ambulatory care nurse and became the infection prevention officer. She was awarded the Air Force Medical Service Ambulatory Care Nurse of the Year award in 2007 and went on to become the family practice flight commander before separating from active duty in February 2012.
Lt Col Hill transitioned to the Colorado Air National Guard, 140th Medical Group in February 2012 as a clinical nurse while simultaneously entering into graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. She served in the roles of chief nurse, provider, Physical Health Assessment flight commander and medical support services squadron commander. She has supported manning assists, to include the 460 MDG, Buckley AFB, Colorado and 52 MDG, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; humanitarian missions to include Hurricane Harvey, Houston, Texas, Tropic Care, Maui, Hawaii and commanded the 400+ multi-service Greater Chenango Cares/Healthy Cortland Innovative Readiness Training in upstate New York. Most recently she was awarded the 2019 AFMS Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year and will assume the position of commander for the 140 MDG.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Northern Colorado, 2004
Squadron Officer School, in residence, 2010
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Northern Colorado, 2016
1. August 2004 – October 2004, Additional Duty Officer, Colorado State University, Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 90, Ft. Collins, Colo.
2. October 2004 – January 2005, Nurse Transition Program, 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
3. January 2005 – February 2007, Clinical Nurse, 859th Medical Surgical Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas.
4. February 2007 – October 2008, Clinical Nurse-PACU, 59th Surgical Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas.
5. October 2008 – July 2011, Clinical Nurse-Family Medicine, 460th Medical Operations Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
6. July 2011 – February 2012, Flight Commander, 460th Medical Operations Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
7. February 2012 – November 2016, Clinical Nurse, 140th Medical Support Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
8. November 2016 – June 2020, Family Nurse Practitioner, 140th Medical Support Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
9. June 2020 – Present, Commander, 140th Medical Group, Buckley AFB, Colo.
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal, 2 devices
Air Force Achievement Medal, 2 devices
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 3 devices
National Defense Services Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal, 1 device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, 1 device
AF Longevity Service, 1 device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Rifle
AF Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
2nd Lieutenant – August 2004
1st Lieutenant – August 2006
Captain – August 2008
Major – January 2014
Lieutenant Colonel – April 2019
(Current as of June 2020)