Master Sergeant LIDIA HARLEY

Master Sgt. Lidia Harley is the Senior Enlisted Leader, 42nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. In this capacity, she provides oversight on management, readiness, and career advisement for 138 active duty and civilian professionals. She is responsible for integrating a diverse spectrum of preventive health and aerospace medicine programs across Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base to include Air University, two wings, 44 mission partners, and 39,000 beneficiaries. Her squadron executes a $2 million annual budget and $14 million dollar workload, encompassing operations in seven distinct flights: Aerospace & Operational Medicine, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Dental, Mental Health, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Public Health.

Master Sgt. Harley entered active-duty military service in September 2003. She attended Dental Assistant Apprentice technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas and graduated in January 2004.  In 2007, she deployed to Honduras as a linguist for the 59th Medical Group’s Pediatric Mission which supported the United States initiative in Central, South America, and the Caribbean. In 2019, she served as the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) testing lead for the 48th Dental Squadron which supported three wings and five Royal Air Force bases. Additionally, she has served numerous dental assistant and leadership positions throughout her career.  Prior to her current position, Master Sgt. Harley was the Dental Flight Chief for the Maxwell Air Force Base dental clinic.

2003 Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2004 Dental Assistant Apprentice Technical Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2009 Airman Leadership School, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
2016 Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences through Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Luke AFB, Ariz., by correspondence
2020 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I, Royal Air Base, Lakenheath, U.K., by correspondence
2021 Bachelor’s degree in Arts through the University of Arizona, Global Campus, Royal AB, Lakenheath, U.K.
2021 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Royal AB, Lakenheath, U.K., by correspondence
2023 Air Education and Training Command Squadron Leadership Course, Joint Base-San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

September 2003 – October 2003, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
October 2003 – January 2004, Technical School, Sheppard AFB, Texas
February 2004 - January 2008, Dental Assistant, Lackland AFB, Texas
January 2008 – January 2012, Records and Reception, Noncommissioned Officer, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
January 2012 – January 2016, Infection Prevention, NCOIC, Robins AFB, Ga.
January 2016 – June 2019, Logistics, NCOIC, Luke AFB, Ariz.
June 2019 – June 2021, Clinical Flight Chief, Royal Air Base Lakenheath, U.K.
June 2022 - present, Senior Enlisted Leader, 42nd Operational Medical Readiness Sq, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Air and Space Recognition Ribbon
Meritorious Service Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct with silver oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air and Space Longevity Service Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Training Ribbon

2014 Central Instrument Processing Center “CIPC for Dummies” book adopted by Air Force Medical Operations Agency & incorporated into 4Y AFSC Career Field
2021 Air Force Material Command Dental Noncommissioned Officer of the Year

Airman Basic Sept. 16, 2003
Airman March 16, 2004
Airman First Class Jan. 16, 2005
Senior Airman Sept. 16, 2006
Staff Sergeant April 1, 2009
Technical Sergeant Aug. 1, 2017
Master Sergeant Nov. 2021

(Current as July 31, 2023)