Col. Lynette J. Hebert is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Twenty-Fifth Air Force Airmen deliver multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, they conduct electronic warfare; strategic command and control; and they integrate cyber ISR teams and expertise into the country’s cyber mission forces. The Twenty-Fifth Air Force includes the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, the 55th Wing, the 70th, 363rd and 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wings, and the Air Force Technical Applications Center, and more than 60 Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units with ISR responsibilities.
Previously, Col. Hebert was the Reserve Advisor to the 24th Air Force Commander, where she advised the commander on Reserve issues and Total Force Policy, and developed strategy to integrate Reserve support to the service component and the COCOMs across the full spectrum of cyber operations.
Col. Hebert is a 1991 graduate of Saint Olaf College. She entered the United States Air Force through Officer’s Training School in 1994 and served as a section commander. In 1998, she transitioned to the United States Air Force Reserve, so she could attend law school. She was one of only two law students selected to work as a legal intern for the chairman of the United States Senate Commerce Committee. Upon graduation, she worked at Duane, Morris, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where she handled international trade, immigration, and energy law issues.
Col. Hebert has held squadron, group, wing, numbered Air Force, and major command positions in Europe, the Middle East, United States and the Pacific theaters. Previously, Col. Hebert was commander of the 718th Intelligence Squadron located at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, where she was responsible for providing combat mission-ready ISR and network operations Airmen for the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System. Col. Hebert was certified combat mission-ready in the ISR Mission Operations Commander and Mission Director positions. She was also certified as an MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper Mission Intelligence Coordinator, and worked at the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, in support of real-world, war-time missions in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
1991 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
2001 Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Tempe, Arizona
2002 Squadron Officer School (correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama
2004 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama
2006 Master’s of Science Degree in Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College (in-residence), Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
2010 Air War College (#1 of 626, correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama
1994 – 1996 – Section Commander, 421st Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah (Deployed, December 1994 – April 1995 and March 1996 – June 1996, to 4404th Wing (Provisional), King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
1996 – 1998 – Section Commander, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
1998 – 2001 – Student, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (January 2000 – May 2000, legal intern for the chairman of the United States Senate Commerce Committee)
2001 – 2002 – Associate, Duane Morris, LLP, Washington, D.C.
1999 – 2001 – Intelligence Officer, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
2001 – 2003 – Senior Intelligence Officer, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, (November 2002 – April 2003, chief, Targeting Flight, 8th Operations Support Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of South Korea)
2003 – 2005 – Operations Officer, Intelligence Division, 16th Air Force, Aviano, Italy and served simultaneously as Chief, Wing Plans, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air base, Aviano, Italy
2005 – 2006 – Student, Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
2006 – 2007 – Operations Officer, Joint Reserve Training Unit, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2007 – 2008 – IMA to the Deputy Chief, Resources and Training Division, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
2008 – 2010 – Dual-hatted as the Chief of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division, 926th Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and Deputy A2 for ISR, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
2010 – 2013 – Commander, 718th Intelligence Squadron, 940th Wing and operationally aligned and located with 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
2013 – 2016 – Reserve Advisor to the Commander, 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas
2016 – Present - Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal (three devices)
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (one device)
Air Force Outstanding Unit with Valor (two devices)
National Defense Service Medal (one device)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Medal (one device)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (short)
Air Force Longevity Service (two devices)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (one device)
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant January 21, 1994
First Lieutenant January 21, 1996
Captain January 21, 1998
Major May 6, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel September 15, 2008
Colonel June 17, 2013
(Current as of April 2017)