Lieutenant Colonel CARLA M. MARTINEZ

Lt. Col. Carla M. Martinez is the Group Commander, 433rd Maintenance Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She leads over 500 technicians in 25 Air Force specialty codes and is responsible for executing a 2,000 flying hour program for 8 C-5M aircraft valued at over $1.4 billion. She ensures safe aircraft launch, recovery, servicing, maintenance, and inspections. Additionally, she leads sortie production necessary to support real world, combat coded and humanitarian mission taskings. She is directly responsible for the sortie production necessary to train over 200 C-5M aircrew yearly for the U.S. Air Force. She also manages an annual budget of approximately $20 million as well as facilities valued at $300 million. Lieutenant Colonel Martinez is the senior maintenance advisor responsible for maintaining fleet health for the 433rd Airlift Wing as well as ensuring the daily flying mission is met.

Lieutenant Colonel Martinez entered the Air Force in 2001 and was commissioned through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps after graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Lieutenant Colonel Martinez’s experience includes service on active duty, as a traditional reservist, and as an Air Reserve Technician. That experience includes a variety of assignments within the aircraft maintenance career field, special duty assignments, and several mobilizations. Lieutenant Colonel Martinez last served as the Deputy Air Reserve Advisor for Air Force Central Command at Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, advising the commander on all Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard affairs throughout the area of responsibility.

2001 Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
2001 Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2003 Jet Engine Mishap Investigation Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2006 Master of Criminal Justice (Cum Laude, emphasis in Investigations/Forensics), University of Nevada at Las Vegas
2007 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (in-residence)
2009 Maintenance Officers Intermediate Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2012 Master of Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude), University of Phoenix
2014 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2017 Air War College, by correspondence
INW Doctorate of Philosophy in Forensic Investigative Services, Oklahoma State University

1. 2001-2002, Avionics/Accessories Flight Commander, 52d Component Maintenance Squadron (F-16 and A-10 Squadrons), Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2. 2002-2003, Assistant OIC, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 52d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (A-10 Squadron), Spangdahlem AB, Germany
3. 2003-2004, Propulsions Flight Commander, 57th Component Maintenance Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
4. 2004-2005, OIC, Thunder Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
5. 2005-2006, Chief of Red Flag Maintenance/Munitions, 414th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
6. 2006-2007, Maintenance Operations Officer, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
7. 2007-2008, OIC, Expeditionary Maintenance Operations Flight, 332d Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Joint Base Balad, Iraq
8. 2008-2010, Maintenance Operations Officer, 459th Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
9. 2010-2012, Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Robins AFB, Georgia
10. 2012-2014, Plans and Programs OIC, 459th Maintenance Group, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
11. 2014-2016, Process Manager, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
12. 2016-2017, Inspector General of Inspections/Director of Staff, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
13. 2017-2019, Commander, 301st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
14. 2019-2021, Deputy Commander of Maintenance, 489th Bomb Group, Dyess AFB, Texas
15. 2020, Deputy Air Reserve Advisor, AF Central Command, Al Udied Air Base, Qatar
16. 2021-2021, Deputy Group Commander, 433rd Maintenance Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
17. 2021-present, Group Commander, 433rd Maintenance Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

2006 Graduate, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
2007 Graduate, Department of Homeland Security Advanced Training
2006-2009 Federal Air Marshal, Department of Homeland Security, Washington D.C. Field Office
2009-2010 Basic Agent Trainee, Drug Enforcement Administration, Quantico, VA

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with device
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device
2012 AMC Global Logistics Support Center F-15E Team Award Winner
2018 Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award Winner (301st MXG)

Second Lieutenant May 2001 First Lieutenant May 2003
Captain May 2005
Major Dec 2011
Lieutenant Colonel Aug 2018

(Current as of Dec 2022)