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LIEUTENANT COLONEL CARRIE A. WORRELL

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Lieutenant Colonel Carrie A. Worrell 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 Worrell entered the Air Force upon graduation from the Air Force Academy in May 1997.  Her first assignment on active duty was at Vandenberg Air Force Base where she served as a Hospital Administrator and Director of Information Systems.  In 1998, she became the Deputy Chief Information Officer at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Maryland.  In 2002, she was assigned to the Tricare Management Activity as the Director, Purchased Care System.  Upon completion of her active duty tour in 2006, Lt Col Worrell became an Individual Mobilization Augmentee in the United States Air Force Reserves to the 460th Medical Group on Buckley Air Force Base.  From there she transitioned to the 310th Aerospace Medicine Flight as the Medical Readiness Officer.  She then left the Reserves in 2012 and joined the Colorado Air National Guard, where he she serves today.  Her initial role in the COANG was lead Hospital Administrator and Medical Support Squadron Commander for the 140th Medical Group.  Now, Lt Col Worrell assumes the role of the fulltime Administrator and Group Commander for the 140th Medical Group.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Management, United States Air Force Academy 1997

Master of Science, Technology Management, University of Maryland – University College, 2002

Squadron Officer School, via correspondence 2003

Air Command and Staff College, via correspondence 2009

ASSIGNMENTS

Vandenberg AFB, California 1997 – 1998

Andrews AFB, Maryland 1998-2002

TRICARE Management Activity, Colorado  2002-2006

United States Air Force Reserves, IMA to the 460th MDG, Buckley AFB, Colorado 2006-2011

United States Air Force Reserves; 310th AMDF Buckley AFB, CO 2011-2012

Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley AFB CO 2012 – present

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS                                                                   

Meritorious Service Medal, 1 device

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal, 3 devices

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Air Force Recognition Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

AF Longevity Service, 4 devices

AF Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

2nd Lieutenant  – May 1997

1st Lieutenant – May 1999

Captain – May 2001

Major – May 2008

Lieutenant Colonel – August 2013