Colonel Kristine M. Hackett is the Commander of the 90th Medical Group at F. E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyo. She leads a team of 228 personnel in executing a $10.8 million dollar budget, serving over 19,000 beneficiaries. The 90th Medical Group ensures the nuclear reliability and deployability of wing personnel; delivers cost-effective, accessible, community-based medical services and education; and prepares, mobilizes and deploys medical resources for contingency operations worldwide. The Group also maintains war reserve material projects worth over $4 million dollars, supporting global expeditionary operations.

Col. Hackett received her commission in 1996 as a Distinguished Graduate of the ROTC program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania and her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree from The Ohio State University, Ohio. Colonel Hackett obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania in 2015. Her clinical experiences include both inpatient and outpatient arenas involving medical-surgical services, family birthing services, and women’s health services. Colonel Hackett was the commander, 366 Surgical Operations Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, supporting the mission of the 366 Fighter Wing. She led 64 active duty, civilian, and contract personnel in four flights, consisting of Surgical Services, 10-bed Multiservice Inpatient Unit, Diagnostic Imaging, and Women’s Health, serving a patient population of 24,000 beneficiaries per year.

Operationally, she deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan as the sole women’s health nurse practitioner in theater, hospital infection control officer, and triage officer for Craig Joint Theater Hospital. Prior to her current position, Colonel Hackett graduated from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (NDU), Fort McNair, Washington D.C. The school educates senior military officers and civilians in the resource component of national security and joint strategy. Her husband, Jim, is an accountant and they have two children, Christian and Bethanie.


1996 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
1996 Air Force Nurse Transition Program, Lackland AFB, Texas
2000 Board Certification, Inpatient Obstetrics
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Master of Science (specialty Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner), The Ohio State University, Colombus, Ohio
2004 Board Certification, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
2007 Nursing Service Management, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2008 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2011 LEAN for Healthcare, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
2013 Patient Centered Medical Home Operations Course, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
2014 Air War College (correspondence)
2015 Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
2018 Combined Senior Leader Course, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.
2018 Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.


1. August 1996 – December 1996, nurse intern, Wilford Hall, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. December 1996 – September 1997, clinical nurse, Multiservice Medicine Unit, Wilford Hall, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. September 1997 – November 1999, charge nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, Wilford Hall, Lackland AFB, Texas
4. November 1999 – September 2002, clinical nurse, Family Birthing Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. September 2002 – May 2004, AFIT student, Ohio State University, Ohio
6. July 2004 – July 2008, GYN Element Leader, Women’s Health Clinic, Scott AFB, Ill.
7. July 2008 – December 2008, GYN Element Leader, Women’s Health Clinic, Langley AFB, Va.
8. January 2009 – July 2011, Flight Commander, Women’s Health Clinic, Langley AFB, VA
9. July 2011 – December 2013, Support Element Chief, Women’s Health Services, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska
10. December 2013 – June 2014, Medical Element Chief, Women’s Health Services, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
11. June 2014 – June 2016, Commander, 366th Surgical Operations Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, ID
12. July 2016 – August 2017, Chief Nurse, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington D.C.
13. August 2017 – June 2018, Student, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
14. July 2018 – present, Commander, 90th Medical Group, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.


Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border


2006 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, 375th ABW
2008 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, Air Combat Command
2011 Advanced Practice Nurse Excellence Award, Armed Forces Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing
2012 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, 673d ABW
2015 Summa Cum Laude, Doctorate of Nursing Practice


Second Lieutenant May 18, 1996
First Lieutenant July 4, 1998
Captain July 4, 2000
Major Sept. 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 2014
Colonel July 1, 2018

Current as of 1 June 17