COLONEL CHRISTINE G. ESTACION
Col Christine Estacion is the 166th Medical Group Commander, 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware. As the commander, she is responsible for the oversight of all medical operations. She is responsible for training, and equipping greater than 60 medics to perform global and state medical operations supporting aerospace medicine services for the 166th Airlift Wing of 1000 + Guardsman
Col Estacion entered the United States Air Force when she enlisted in the Maryland Air National Guard where she served in the 135th Aerial Port as an Air Transportation Journeyman before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the Academy of Military Science at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in June of 1999. Her assignments at the 175th Wing include Executive Officer for the Deputy Commander Logistics of the 135th Maintenance Group, Executive Officer for the Commander of the 135th Airlift Group, and Executive Officer for the Commander of the 175th Mission Support Group and as an Operations Officer with the 175th Force Support Squadron, 175th Mission Support Group, Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to her current assignment she was the Chief Administrator of the 175th Medical Group, 175th Wing, Baltimore, Maryland.
In June of 2016, Colonel Estacion supported the Innovative Readiness Training mission TROPIC CARE 2016 to Kaua’i Hawai’i where she served as the Assistant Officer in Charge of the Ele’ Ele’ clinic location. During another IRT mission to Missouri, she served as the Officer in Charge of patient administration at the main clinic location. Col Estacion recently completed a domestic operation deployment for COVID-19 as the Officer in Charge of a mobile vaccination support team tasked with augmenting the Maryland State Health Department and local county health departments in vaccinating the civilian population.
1989, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
2004 Masters of Science, Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
1996 USAF Basic Military Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1997 USAF Air Transportation Technical School, Lackland AFB, Texas
1999 Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson ANG Base, Knoxville, Tenn.
2000, 2001 USAF Basic Communications Officer School, Keesler AFB, MS (Fixed and Deployed Communications; Network Administration)
2004 USAF Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., distance learning
2012 USAF Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., distance learning
2012 USAF Health Services Administration Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
2019 USAF Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., distance learning
1. May 1995 - May 1999, Air Transportation Journeyman, 135th Aerial Port Flight, Warfield ANG Base, Baltimore, Md.
2. June 1999 - January 2000, Executive Officer, 135th Maintenance Group, Warfield ANG Base, Baltimore, Md.
3. January 2000 – March 2004, Executive Officer, 135th Airlift Group, Warfield ANG Base, Baltimore, Md.
4. April 2004 – Dec 2009, Executive Officer, 175th Mission Support Group, Warfield ANG Base, Baltimore, Md.
5. January 2010 – December 2010, Force Support Officer, 175th Mission Support Group, Warfield ANG Base, Baltimore, Md.
6. January 2011 – Present, Health Services Administrator, 175th Medical Group, Warfield ANG Base, Baltimore, Md.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award with two oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon with one device
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Women in Aviation International
Air National Guard Medical Services Corps Society
The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots (student member)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 18, 1999
First Lieutenant June 18, 2000
Captain February 25, 2004
Major March 27, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel December 19, 2013
Colonel August 5, 2022
(CURRENT AS OF NOVEMBER 2022)