Colonel Gia M. Wilson-Mackey is the Commander of the, 934th Maintenance Group, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. She serves as the senior air reserve technician (ART) responsible for providing daily program management, direction and guidance to 324 ARTs and traditional reservists dedicated to the repair, inspection and maintenance of eight C-130H aircraft. As the commander, she is responsible for all equipment maintenance efforts in support of contingency and peacetime requirements for both aeromedical evacuation and airlift operations missions across the globe providing combatant commanders with Global Reach capability, local aircrew flying training and executing Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command requirements anytime and anywhere.

Col. Wilson-Mackey began her U.S. Air Force career in 1990 as an electro-environmental journeyman with the 401st Combat Logistics Support Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Rehabilitation with a focus on people who are Deaf, she commissioned in 1998.

Col. Wilson-Mackey was activated for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and served with Defense Energy Services Europe as an Operations Officer setting up the fuels supply bridge for both Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2009, she was the first United States Air Force Reserve Officer selected for the Logistics Career Broadening Program. During this time, she oversaw the stand-up of the F-117 engine depot at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. In 2011 she cross-trained into Aircraft Maintenance. In 2013 she was activated and led a deployment rotation of an Active Duty Aircraft Maintenance Unit to Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE supporting the E-3 AWACS. Throughout her career, Col. Wilson-Mackey has been assigned to squadron, center, agency, and various command positions. Prior to her current position, she was the commander for the 349th Maintenance Group at Travis AFB, Calif.


1995 Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Rehabilitation, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

1998 Academy of Military Science

1999 Supply Officer Technical School (Honor Graduate)

2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (correspondence)

2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (correspondence)

2012 Master of Arts, International Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.

2012 Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2017 Green Belt Academics and Certification

2018 Black Belt Academics

2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (correspondence)


1. July 1990 – June 1996, Electro-Environmental Craftsman and Aircraft Battle Damage Technician, 401st Combat Logistic Support Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

2. June 1996 – October 1998, Electro-Environmental Craftsman, 349th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.

3. November 1998 – November 2000, Officer-in-Charge, Fuels Operation Flight, 452nd Logistics Support Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

4. November 2000 – October 2004, Operations Officer, Defense Energy Support Center-Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany

5. October 2004 – October 2007, Multi-National Logistics Officer, U.S. Joint Forces Command, J3/4 Norfolk, Va.

6. October 2007 – October 2008, Joint Logistics Analyst, U.S. Joint Forces Command, J9, Suffolk, Va.

7. October 2008 – July 2009, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Deputy, G9, Ft. Eustis, Va.

8. July 2009 – July 2011, Logistic Career Broadening Officer, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.

9. August 2011 – October 2011, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Installation Deployment Officer, 72nd Mission Support Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.

10. October 2011 – November 2013, Aircraft Maintenance Operations Officer, 513th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

11. December 2013 – February 2017, Commander, 513th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

12. February 2017 – July 2019, Wing Process Officer, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul ARS, Minn.

13. July 2019 – August 2020, Deputy Commander, 934th Maintenance Group, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul ARS, Minn.

14. August 2020 – February 2022, Commander, 349 Mission Support Group, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.

15. February 2022 – February 2023, Commander, 349th Maintenance Group, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.

16. Feb 2023 – Present, Commander, 934th Maintenance Group, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul ARS, Minn


Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation with oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal


Second Lieutenant November 19, 1998

First Lieutenant November 19, 2000

Captain November 19, 2004

Major November 19, 2009

Lieutenant Colonel September 30, 2016

Colonel April 15, 2021

(Current as of April 2023)