Colonel Ilaina M. Wingler 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 107 mission partners by executing cost-effective, accessible, community-based healthcare and promoting healthy lifestyles through preventive medical services. Prior to her current assignment, Col Wingler served as the Deputy Commander, 96th Medical Group, 96th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, overseeing 6 squadrons with 1, 500 medical professionals, serving over 117,000 beneficiaries across the Florida Panhandle Market.
Col Wingler earned her Doctorate at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and completed a Fellowship in Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School. She has held several leadership positions throughout her military career, including Clinical Psychology Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General, Deputy Group Commander, Squadron Commander, Chief Biomedical Sciences Corps, and Flight Commander.
1994 Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
1999 Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago
2003 Doctor of Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville
2012 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
2014 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2014 Army Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
2014 Joint Operations Medical Managers Course, San Antonio, Texas
2014 MedXellence – Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
1. July 1999 – September 2000, Resident, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas 2. September 2000 – September 2001, Clinical Psychologist/Substance Abuse Control Officer, MacDill AFB, Fla.
3. September 2001 – September 2002, Substance Abuse Control Officer, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. September 2002 – July 2003, Chief, Behavioral Health Services, MacDill AFB, Fla.
5. July 2003 – July 2004, Chief, Mental Health, Educational and Developmental Services (EDIS), Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
6. July 2004 – August 2006, Chief, Medically Related Services, EDIS, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
7. August 2006 – June 2008, Mental Health Flight Commander, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (December 2007 – March 2008 Psychologist Balad AB, Iraq)