Colonel Liana L. Vogel

Colonel Liana L. Vogel serves as the Commander, 460th Medical Group, Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. In this role, she is responsible for the health care delivered to over 94,000 beneficiaries by 225 military, civilian, and contract personnel operating under a $12M budget. By ensuring mobility-ready medics and Airmen, the group supports the critical mission set of the Buckley Garrison, Space Delta 4, and 117 mission partners by executing cost-effective, accessible, community-based healthcare and promoting healthy lifestyles through preventive medical services. Prior to her current assignment, Colonel Vogel served as the Administrator, 59th Medical Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas where she oversaw healthcare administration for a multi-campus organization with over 1,300 medical professionals in 43 specialties providing operational and expeditionary medical care to over 254,000 beneficiaries in the Department of Defense’s largest ambulatory surgical care facility. 

Colonel Vogel graduated with honors from Concordia Lutheran University at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Education in 1992. She received a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Troy University in 1998. After 8 years of public service to the State of Texas, she received a direct commission into the Air Force and began serving in the Medical Service Corps in January 2005. Over the past 18 years, she has commanded two Squadrons, served as the Director of Operations at an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and completed a Plans and Operations Readiness Fellowship. Additionally, she deployed to Balad Air Base in May 2007 in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and earned her board certification with the American Academy of Medical Administrators (CAAMA) in 2014. She is also credentialed as a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP). Colonel Vogel is married to Lt Col (Retired) Nathan “BAR” Vogel. Together they have five children and three grandchildren. 

1992 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Mathematics, Concordia Lutheran University, Austin, Texas 
1998 Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 
2005 Health Services Administration, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas 
2005 Air and Space Basic Course in residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 
2009 Squadron Officer School in residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, in residence equivalent program 
2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, by correspondence 

1.    April 2005 – January 2006, Chief, Medical Readiness Customer Service, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
2.    January 2006 – May 2007, Chief, Deployments / Deployment Systems, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas (May 2007 – September 2007, Executive Officer to the Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, Balad AB, Iraq)
3.    September 2007 – July 2008, Chief, Biostatistical Analysis and Data Quality, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
4.    May 2007 – June 2010, Flight Commander, Medical Readiness, 35th Medical Group, Misawa AB, Japan
5.    June 2010 – July 2011, Flight Commander, Information Systems and Medical Readiness, 35th Medical Group, Misawa AB, Japan
6.    July 2011 – August 2012, Fellow, Medical Plans and Operations, HQ USAFE-AFAF, Ramstein AB, Germany
7.    August 2012 – July 2015, Chief, Medical Plans and Operations, HQ USAFE- AFAF, Ramstein AB, Germany
8.    July 2015 – January 2018, Director of Operations, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 18th Operations Group, Kadena AB, Japan
9.    January 2018 – July 2020, Commander, 49th Medical Support Squadron, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
10.     July 2020 – July 2022, Commander, 96th Medical Support Squadron, 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, Florida
11.     July 2022 – May 2023, Administrator, 59th Medical Operations Group, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
12.     May 2023 – Current, Commander, 460th Medical Group, Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Achievement Medal 
Air and Space Achievement Medal 
Meritorious Unit Award  
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award 
National Defense Service Medal 
Iraq Campaign Medal with Service Star 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  
Humanitarian Service Medal with Service Star 
Air and Space Overseas Ribbon Long with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border 
Air and Space Longevity Service Award with 3 oak leaf clusters Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol) 
Air and Space Training Ribbon 

Association For Health Care Resource & Materials Management 

First Lieutenant December 22, 2004 
Captain December 22, 2006 
Major December 1, 2011 
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2016 
Colonel January 1, 2023 

(Current as of June 2023)