134th promotes first female to colonel

Lt. Col. Elizabeth A. Hill

Lt. Col. Elizabeth A. Hill

A 1983 Heritage High School graduate assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing will be the unit’s first female promoted to the rank of colonel today, March 28, during a ceremony at the McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base.

Lt. Col. Elizabeth A. Hill will be promoted in a ceremony at 9 a.m. today in Spruance Hall on the grounds of the Air National Guard Base.

Hill currently serves as the mission support group commander for the 134th Air Refueling Wing at McGhee Tyson ANG Base. As the mission support group commander, she is responsible for five diverse squadrons and flights that train, equip and provide responsive mission support for immediate worldwide deployment of combat support elements.

Hill received her Bachelor of Science degree in financial management from the University of Maryland in University College, Md., and a Master of Science in Administration degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University.

Hill is married to John Hill and is the daughter of Rita Rogers and James Rogers.

Hill will be transferring to her new position as the military assistant for Air National Guard Matters to the deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs, located at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

Following the promotion, a change of command ceremony will occur where Lt. Col. Wallace R. Houser will assume command of the mission support group. Houser currently serves as the 134th Air Refueling Wing Deputy Mission Support Group Commander.

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spear3131 writes:

Congratulations on your new promotion. You are a tremendous leader and will go far in your new assignment. You did a lot for McGhee Tyson and the East Tennessee area and will be sorely missed. Best Wishes!