Colonel Tina L. Lipscomb is the Vice Commander, 189th Airlift Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. As vice commander, Col. Lipscomb advises the commander in directing the combined efforts of all operations and support activities of the wing. She provides direction to wing leaders regarding combat-ready aircrew training, cyberspace operations, deployment readiness, and domestic emergency response. Col. Lipscomb is responsible for the readiness, training and safety of 1,100 Airmen across wing staff, four groups and 11 squadrons. Col. Lipscomb works in concert with the 19th Airlift Wing (AMC), the 314th Airlift Wing (AETC) and 913th Airlift Group (AFRC).
Col. Lipscomb enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard in 1988, before transferring to the 188th Fighter Wing in 1991 as an Information Management Specialist. She received her commission in1998 and served as the Unit Intelligence Officer for seven years as a reservist before returning to the 188th Fighter Wing in 2007. In 2009, Col. Lipscomb moved to the 189th Airlift Wing as the Budget Officer and was then reassigned to the intelligence mission. In 2015, she was appointed Deputy Director of Staff at Joint Force Headquarters, Arkansas National Guard. Col. Lipscomb supported Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and Inherent Resolve.
Prior to her current position, Col. Lipscomb served as the 189th Mission Support Group Commander, 189th Airlift Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, Arkansas.
1997 Bachelor of Science Degree, Organizational Management, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark.
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Air War College, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala., by correspondence
- June 1999 – February 2001, Intelligence Officer, 188th Operations Support Squadron, Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Forth Smith, Ark.
- February 2001 – August 2002, Intelligence Officer, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
- August 2002 – March 2003, Intelligence Officer, Special Security Office, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
- March 2003 – August 2005, Assistant Chief, Intelligence Education and Training Program, 985 Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
- August 2005 – November 2006, Intelligence Officer, Air Force Information Assurance Agency, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
- November 20006 – September 2007, Senior Intelligence Officer, Headquarters/3rd Air Force, Mildenhall AB, England
- September 2007 – April 2009. Senior Intelligence Officer, 188th Operations Support Squadron, Arkansas Air National Guard, Ebbing ANGB, Fort Smith, Ark.
- April 2009 – October 2010, Budget Officer, 189th Airlift Wing, Arkansas ANG, Camp J.T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Ark.
- October 2010 – February 2013, Intelligence Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Arkansas National Guard, Camp J.T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Ark.
- February 2013 – March 2015, Commander, 123rd Intelligence Squadron, JFHQ, Arkansas ANG, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
- March 2015 – December 2017, A1 Deputy Director of Staff-Air, JFHQ, Arkansas National Guard, Camp J.T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Ark.
- December 2017 – February 2018, Deputy Commander 189th Mission Support Group, Arkansas ANG, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
- February 2018 – April 2019, Director of Staff-Air, JFHQ, Arkansas National Guard, Camp J.T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Ark.
- April 2019 – September 2022, Commander, 189th Missions Support Group, Arkansas ANG, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
- September 2022 – Present, Vice Commander, 189th AW, Arkansas ANG, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Arkansas
Reserve Officers Association of the United States
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 24, 1998
First Lieutenant Sept. 24, 2000
Captain Oct. 1, 2002
Major Sept. 13, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 13, 2012
Colonel June 28, 2018
(Current as of December 2022)