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LIEUTENANT COLONEL CARRIE A. WORRELL

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Colonel Carrie A. Worrell is the commander of the 140th Mission Support Group, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley AFB, Aurora, Colorado.  The 140th Mission Support Group provides all personnel, communications, civil engineering, logistics, contracting and flight line security operations in support of the 140th Wing’s mission and 1500+ members.  The Mission Support Group has five subordinate units with 338 personnel.  
 
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 as a traditional Guardsman and a GS-15 for the Department of Labor.  She was then asked join the COANG on a full-time basis as the Group Commander/Medical Administrator for the 140th Medical Group.  After successfully completing that command tour, she was selected as the 140th Mission Support Group Commander.
 
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
Air War College, via correspondence 2019
 
ASSIGNMENTS
January 1987–March 1987, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Tex.
July 1997- August 1998, Chief Information Officer (CIO), 30th MDG, Vandenberg AFB, Cali.
August 1998 – January 2002, Deputy CIO, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Maryland.
January 2002 – June 2006, Director, Purchased Care Ops, TRICARE Management Activity, Colo.
June 2007 – August 2011, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, 460th MDG, Buckley AFB, Colo.
August 2011 – August 2012; Medical Readiness Officer; 310th AMDF Buckley AFB, Colo.
August 2012 – October 2018; MDSS Commander, 140th MDG, Buckley AFB, Colo.
November 2018 – June 2020; Medical Group Commander, 140th MDG, Buckley AFB, Colo.
 
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
 
(Current as of June 2020)