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Lieutenant Colonel BOBBI M. HERZ

Lt. Col. Bobbi M. Herz is the commander of the 182nd Comptroller Flight in Peoria, Illinois. As the wing comptroller, she is the key advisor to the wing commander on all fiscal matters.

Lt. Col. Herz enlisted in the Illinois Air National Guard in January 1988 as a production control specialist. In 1993, she earned her commission through the Academy of Military Science and then graduated from the Defense Equal Opportunity Institute. Since then, she has served in duties and responsibilities such as social action officer, chief of social actions, state equal employment manager and wing financial manger in duty locations including Peoria, Illinois; Springfield, Illinois; and Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.

Lt. Col. Herz is an established financial management leader in the National Guard and has worked on joint committees focusing on fiscal stewardship. She is the lead instructor for the Air National Guard Comptroller course and was one of the initial comptrollers who developed the course in 2004. She has instructed and trained hundreds of comptrollers, U.S. property and fiscal officers and other senior financial leaders. She has also been a member of the Comptroller Advisory Board since 2015, where she directly assists the ANG director of Financial Management with ensuring fiscal stewardship and accountability across the ANG. In 2021, she assisted the ANG Financial Management office with Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements, ensuring millions of dollars were reimbursed across the ANG. Prior to her current position, the lieutenant colonel was the base comptroller, 182nd Comptroller Flight, Peoria, Illinois.

1988 Production Control Specialist Course, Air Education and Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
1992 Bachelor of Business, Finance, Western Illinois University, Macomb
1993 Academy of Military Science, Air University, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.
1993 Defense Equal Opportunity Institute, Patrick AFB, Fla.
1997 Basic Financial Management Officer Course, Air Education and Training Command, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2001 Air National Guard Budget Course, New Orleans, La.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Air National Guard Comptroller Course, Savannah, Ga.

1. January 1988–April 1993, Production Control Specialist, 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
2. April 1993–July 1996, Social Actions Officer, 182nd Fighter Wing, Peoria, Ill.
3. July 1996–December 1997, State Social Actions Officer, 182nd Fighter Wing, Peoria, Ill.
4. December 1997–December 2010, Base Comptroller, 182nd Comptroller Flight, Peoria, Ill.
5. December 2010–Present, Commander, 182nd Comptroller Flight, Peoria, Ill.

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “15” device

Second Lieutenant April 1, 1993
First Lieutenant April 1, 1995
Captain April 5, 1997
Major April 5, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel May 21, 2005