Lorelei Gomez

Lorelei Gomez is the 637th Training Support Squadron director, 637th Training Group, also known as the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Gomez is responsible for providing customer service support to over 600 personnel and 1,8000 students in the areas of Logistics and Information Technology while serving as an advisory body to the 637 TRG Commander on all issues dealing with strategic planning, processes and procedures and a liaison to mission partners.

Gomez entered the Air Force in 1998 after receiving her commission from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She spent 12 years on active duty, with four assignments working directly with F-16 Falcons and F-15E Vipers. As a master aircraft maintainer, she has served as flight commander, squadron maintenance officer, maintenance supervisor, maintenance operations officer, and was an instructor for the Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course. In 2011 she transferred to the 136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard as a full-time Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Gomez has deployed numerous times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM and CORONET OAK. Prior to her current position, the colonel was the 136th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Commander at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas.

1998 Bachelor of Science in Community Health, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2015 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. July 1998–March 1999, Deputy Flight Commander Logistics Plans, 27th Logistics Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
2. March 1999–June 1999, Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight Commander, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
3. June 1999–March 2001, Sortie Support Flight Commander, 523rd Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M
4. March 2001–April 2002, Combat Plans Officer, 51st Operations Support Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
5. April 2002–September 2003, Sortie Generation Flight Commander, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
6. September 2003–August 2004, Accessory Maintenance Flight Commander, 4th Component Repair Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
7. August 2004–July 2005, 333rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer-in-Charge, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.
8. July 2005–June 2006, Maintenance Operations Officer, 4th Maintenance Operations Squadron, Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.
9. June 2006–November 2007, Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course Instructor, 360th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
10. November 2007–May 2008, Chief Air Advisor Maintenance Training, Multi-National Security Transition Command, Taji AB, Iraq
11. May 2008–Dec 2010, Director of Operations, 361st Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
12. January 2011–September 2015, Maintenance Officer, 136th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
13. September 2015–May 2022, Commander, 136th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas (July 2017–January 2018, Deputy Group Commander, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
Iraq Campaign Medal with M device
Korean Defense Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air National Guard Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award, Field Grade Officer Category
2d Air Force Lance P. Sijan Award, Field Grade Officer Category
82d Training Wing Technical Training Officer Instructor of Year
Texas Adjutant General’s Individual Award
National Guard Association of Texas, life member
National Guard Association of the United States, life member

Second Lieutenant June 14, 1998
First Lieutenant June 14, 2000
Captain June 14, 2002
Major March 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2015
(Current as of July 2022)