Colonel Lisa McGuire

Col McGuire is the Commander for the 173d Medical Group, 173d Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, Klamath Falls, OR. She is responsible for the medical readiness of the 173d Fighter Wing and assists the 550th Medical Group to assure medical readiness for their local members. Dr. McGuire received her Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate in Medicine from the University of New Mexico, where she earned her commission via the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wright-Patterson AFB as well as a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at San Antonio Military Medical Center at Brooks AFB. Upon completion of training, Dr. McGuire served as Director of Diabetes Prevention for the USAF as well as Associate Fellowship Director before deploying to support OEF in 2012. She was one of nine Endocrinologists in the USAF. She returned in 2013 and subsequently transferred to Kirtland AFB as Chief of Internal Medicine until transitioning to the NMANG in Sep 2014 . Col McGuire served over 10 years on active duty during which time she introduced Project ECHO as a force multiplier for medical subspecialties across the Air Force. While serving in the ANG, Dr. McGuire cross-trained as a flight surgeon in 2016 and was an invited speaker to the School of Aerospace Medicine, developing a first ever curriculum for Women in Aviation as well as an Aerospace Medicine Endocrinology block in 2018. She served as the Chief of Medical Staff at the 150th MDG at Kirtland AFB from 2019 to 2021 and transitioned to the SGP at Kingsley Field in Jan 2022. On 7 Jan 2023, Col McGuire took command of the 173d MDG.


1998        Bachelor of University Studies degree with a concentration in Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1998        Commissioned Officer Training Course, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

2005        Doctorate of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2008        Residency in Internal Medicine, Wright State/WPAFB, Dayton, OH

2010        Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

2011        C-STARS, (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills), Baltimore, MD

2016        Aerospace Medicine Primary Course Series, USAFSAM, WPAFB, Dayton, OH

2020        Air War College, by correspondence

2021        Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) Course, Camp Bullis, San Antonio, TX

2021         C-STARS, St Louis, MO


1.July 2005-July 2008, Internal Medicine Resident, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

2.August 2008-July 2010, Endocrinology Fellow, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

3.July 2010-July 2012, Endocrinologist, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

4.December 2011– July 2012, Intensivist, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan

5.July 2012– August 2014, Staff Internist, 377th MDG, Kirtland AFB

6.September 2014– December 2016, Internist, 150th MDG, Kirtland AFB

7.January 2017-August 2018, Flight Surgeon, Squadron Medical Element, 188th Rescue Squadron, Kirtland AFB

8.September 2018—August 2020, Flight Surgeon, 150th MDG, Kirtland AFB

9.September 2020– December 2021, Chief of Medical Staff, 150th MDG, Kirtland AFB

10.January 2022– 6 Jan 2023, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 173d MDG, Kingsley AF

11.7 Jan 2023- present, Commander, 173d MDG, Kingsley AF


Rating:              Flight Surgeon

Flight Hours:     39

Aircraft:             HC130J, RC26, KC135, HH60, CV22


Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air and Space Expeditionary Service Award with three oak leaf clusters

Air and Space Training Ribbon


Second Lieutenant          Mar 26, 2001

Captain                            May 13, 2005

Major                                May 13, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel           Dec 28, 2016

Colonel                             Nov 30, 2022


(Current as of Feb 2023)