Lieutenant Colonel Teresa Starks is the Operations Support Flight Commander, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 349th Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base, California. In this capacity, she has direct oversite of MedicalLogistics, Operations Readiness, Cyber Communications, Resource Management and Administration. During her tenure the Operations Support Flight has supported the unit in 8 deployments, 3 humanitarian missions and 5 large-scale training exercises. Additionally, an Aeromedical Evacuation Operations Team has been equipped and staffed and plans for an Aeromedical Evacuation Liaison Team are being developed. She also develops, recommends, & implements strategies to optimize resources while increasing productivity and efficiency.
Lieutenant Colonel Starks graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. In 2000, she received a Master of Arts in Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 1997, Lieutenant Colonel Starks received a direct commission in the Medical Service corps after serving as a Biomedical Equipment Repair Technician on active duty and the Air National Guard. Her diverse career has allowed her to command flights in Information Systems, Logistics and Patient Administration, Readiness, as well as serve as a Group
Practice Manager. She has completed a Logistics Education with Industry internship at LMI in McLean, Virginia. Lieutenant Colonel Starks has also had the honor of serving at the 332d Expeditionary Medical Group, as the Aeromedical Evacuations Officer and the Patient Administration Division, officer in charge.
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