Chief Master Sergeant LISA PICKETT

CMSgt Lisa M. Pickett serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the 14th Medical Group, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. She advises and provides guidance directly to the Medical Group Commander, two Squadron Commanders and the Senior Executive Staff on all issues pertaining to 155 military and civilian health-care professionals. Chief Pickett is the principal advisor to the commander on all enlisted issues, including those that affect the health, welfare, morale, training, professional development, readiness, quality of life, and effective utilization of assigned personnel. She is responsible for organizing, equipping, and training all assigned medical personnel to maintain the highest degrees of readiness and delivering world-class health care to more than 13,000 Total Force warfighters.


Previously, Chief Pickett served as the 8th Medical Group, Senior Enlisted Leader at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea for 168 personnel, ensuring staff readiness to support in-garrison and contingency operations in the Area of Responsibility. She also served as the Air Force Respiratory Care Practitioner Career Field Manager, for over 487 total force personnel. In this capacity, she served as Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General on all matters pertaining to the implementation and sustainment of formal training, career development, readiness, and career progression.


Chief Master Sergeant Pickett grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where she attended the College of Charleston; majoring in Physical Education with concentration in Recreation/Health Promotions and minored in Sociology. She completed her Master of Science Degree in 2011, majoring in Health Services with concentration in Wellness Promotion. She has deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as Critical Care Air Transport Team flying 75+ combat missions.


EDUCATION
1998 Associate of Science, Respiratory Therapy Technology, California College for Health Sciences.
2000 Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, Calif.
2000 Associate in Applied Science, Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2001 Associate of Science Advanced Respiratory Therapy, California College for Health Sciences.
2004 Associate in Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2005 Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2007 Senior Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Course 12, (by correspondence)
2010 USAF First Sergeant Academy Additional Duty Symposium - Brooks City-Base, Texas
2011 Master of Science – Health Services/Wellness Promotion - Independence University, Calif.
2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2012 Professional Managers Certification – Community College of the Air Force
2012 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (In-resident), Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
2017 Chief Master Sergeants Leadership Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS OR CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. March 1996 – June 1996, student, Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Apprentice Course, Phase I, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. July 1996 – February 1997, student, Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Apprentice Course, Phase II, Travis AFB, Calif.
3. February 1997 – April 2009, Multiple roles: Respiratory Therapist (1997 - 2001), Cardiopulmonary Phase II Course Supervisor (2001 - 2005); NCOIC, Pulmonary Functions (2004 - 2006); NCOIC, Respiratory Therapy (2006 - 2009), Travis AFB, Calif.
(September 2005 – January 2006), Respiratory Therapist/506th Expeditionary Medical Support, Kirkuk Airfield, Iraq
(May 2007 – November 2007), Respiratory Therapist/455th EOG/CCAT Team, Bagram Airfield Afghanistan)
4. April 2009 – March 2011, NCOIC, Aerospace Internal Medicine Branch, USAFSAM, Brooks City-Base, Texas
5. March 2011 – May 2013, Flight Chief, Aeromedical Consult Service Division, USAFSAM, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. May 2013 – September 2015, Flight Chief, Medical Services, 88th MDOS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. September 2015 – October 2016, Cardiopulmonary Superintendent, 959th MDOS, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas
8. October 2016 – June 2017, Squadron Superintendent, 959th MDOS, JBSA - Fort Sam Houston, Texas
9. June 2017 – November 2021, Air Force Respiratory Care Practitioner (Cardiopulmonary Laboratory) Career Field Manager,
Air Force Medical Readiness Agency, JBSA, Texas
10. September 2018 – November 2019, Senior Enlisted Leader, San Antonio Military Health System, JBSA, Texas
11. November 2019 – October 2021, Superintendent, Medical Services Directorate, AFMRA, JBSA, Texas
12. November 2021 – November 2022, Superintendent, 8th Medical Group, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with one service star
Armed Forces Service Medal with two service stars
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1998 National Board for Respiratory Care, Certified Respiratory Therapist
1998 National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician, EMT Basic
2002 National Board for Respiratory Care, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
2002 National Board for Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapist
2004 Asthma Educator - Certified
2005 Best Practitioner ADVANCE’s National Respiratory Achievement Award
2006 Recognized Best Respiratory Care Practitioner, California Respiratory Care Board
2006 John Salustro Memorial Award for Cardiopulmonary Excellence
2010 Cardiopulmonary Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Year, 711th Human Performance Wing, Brooks City-Base
2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio
2013 88th Medical Group SNCO 3rd Quarter, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2014 88th Medical Group SNCO 3rd Quarter, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2014 Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Credential
2014 National Board for Respiratory Care, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Credential
2021 CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger Team of the Year – Department of the Air Force/Air Force Association

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant - 1 September 2016
(Current as of Apil 2024)