Originally from Oregon and a member of the Cherokee Tribe, Lieutenant-Colonel Katherine Lilly is an Aircraft Maintenance Officer currently serving on the Air Force Staff as Deputy Chairman of the Airborne Task Force. logistics. As part of her current mandate, she is responsible for managing a $ 112 billion budget for the fiscal year defense program as well as integrating more than 60 programs into the logistics portfolio. Colonel Lilly also plays an important role in the strategic integration and prioritization of Air Force logistics requirements in support of the 30-year resource allocation plan that lays the foundation for the future.
For the past 18 years, she has served on four Air Force Commands (Air Command, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Mobility Command and Pacific Air Force) who lead and coach Total Force and Rotary teams. . continuum of the wing. Meanwhile, Colonel Lilly has deployed extensively around the world and commanded three separate squadrons, including one combat tower in western Afghanistan as commander of the 802nd Air Expeditionary Advisor squadron. She completed her command tour by receiving the Bronze Star for her leadership in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition, while serving with the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, she led critical maintenance operations supporting Operation TOMADACHI's multinational rescue operation following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake. the tsunami that followed.
Colonel Lilly graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Administration receiving his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1997. She also earned a Master's degree in Leadership with a Graduate Certificate in Logistics and She is married to Michael D. Lilly and they have two sons, Keegan and Konnor.