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Lieutenant Colonel Evan R. Skinner

Lt. Col. Evan R. Skinner is the commander of Detachment 1, 182nd Medical Group, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois. He is responsible for the management, training and development of traditional and full-time Illinois Air National Guardsmen tasked with fielded medical response support during domestic disaster and emergency missions.

Lt. Col. Skinner enlisted in the active-duty Air Force in October 2002. After completing basic training, he completed technical training in Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, September 2003. He finished cryptologic linguist training in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in January 2004 and was assigned to the 93rd Intelligence Squadron in Lackland AFB, Texas. He later transferred to the Oklahoma Air National Guard in 2004 and was assigned as a personnel specialist, completing technical training at Keesler, AFB. While serving with the Air National Guard, he completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing in May 2009 and commissioned into the Nurse Corps that September, remaining with the Oklahoma Air National Guard as a registered nurse in the 138th Medical Group. In January 2017, Lt. Col. Skinner transferred to the 182nd Airlift Wing. He has 20 years of combined active duty and Guard service.

Lt. Col. Skinner has noteworthy assignments including designation as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse with the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, Landstuhl, Germany. in 2011. He provided critical care nursing support in the air to several critically ill and injured service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, he deployed with the U.S. Army to Kunar Province, Afghanistan, as charge of the trauma department, 948th Forward Surgical Team. He currently has 78.9 flight hours in the C-17A, including combat hours. Prior to his current position, the lieutenant colonel was a nurse practitioner with the 182nd Medical Group, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois.

2007 Airman Leadership School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Associate of Arts, Spanish, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, Calif.
2008 Community College of the Air Force, Human Resources Management, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2010 Reserve Commissioned Officer Training, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Critical Care Air Transport Team Course, 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2011 Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS), University of Cincinnati, Ohio
2011 Aeromedical Evacuation Contingency Operations Training (AECOT), 882nd Training Group, Camp Bullis,
2015 Master of Science, Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
2015 Nursing Service Management - Air Reserve Components, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas
2019 Aerospace Medicine Primary 101, 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2020 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. October 2002–November 2004, Cryptologic Linguist, 93rd Intelligence Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. November 2004–September 2009, Personnel Specialist, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, Okla.
3. September 2009–January 2016, Critical Care Nurse, 138th Medical Group, Tulsa, Okla.
4. January 2016–January 2017, Nurse Practitioner, 138th Medical Group, Tulsa, Okla.
5. January 2017–November 2022, Nurse Practitioner, 182nd Medical Group, Peoria, Ill.
6. November 2022–Present, Commander, Detachment 1, 182nd Medical Group, Peoria, Ill.

Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Illinois Long and Honorable Military Service Medal
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “3” device
Oklahoma Good Conduct Medal

2003 Honor Graduate, Defense Language Institute
2010 Company Grade Officer, 3rd Quarter, 138th Medical Group
2013 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 138th Fighter Wing
2013 Company Grade Officer of the Year, Oklahoma Air National Guard

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Editorial Board, Neurocritical Care Society
Emergency Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Second Lieutenant Sept. 12, 2009
First Lieutenant Sept. 12, 2011
Captain Sept. 12, 2013
Major Oct. 15, 2017
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 8, 2022

(Current as of November 2022)