Lieutenant Colonel Lisa L. Breal

Lt. Col. Lisa L. Breal is the Commander of the 403rd Mission Support Group, 403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. She leads more than 400 Reserve Citizen Airmen and civilians in four squadrons and one flight who provide peacetime and wartime agile combat support for the 403rd Wing, 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command. The 403rd MSG provides security, communications, logistics, personnel management, and information management programs for the 403rd Wing’s more than 1,500 Reserve and civilian personnel.

She commissioned in 2004 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 432, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss. before she entered active duty as a Public Affairs Officer in 2005. In 2006, she deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During her deployment, she served as the Deputy Public Affairs director of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing.

In 2007, Lt. Col. Breal transitioned from regular Air Force to the Air Force Reserve, later joining the Air Reserve Technician program in 2009. Throughout her career she has held multiple positions at the unit level, to include executive officer, force support operations officer, later becoming the 403rd Force Support Squadron commander. She also worked as the director of inspections at the 403rd Wing, before taking an Active Guard Reserve position as the Chief of Special Inspections Branch at Headquarter Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., in which she provided Air Force Inspection System oversight and guidance to AFRC’s 37 wings, eight Direct Reporting Units, three Numbered Air Forces, HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center, and the Force Generation Center. Additionally, she worked as the Force Integration Branch chief at HQ AFRC, where she led a team of 13 military and civilian members ensuring successful program management of AF Reserve force support units and commander’s support staffs. She most recently served as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee in the Force Management Division, Directorate of Personnel, Headquarters Air Force Reserve (AF/REP), Pentagon, Va., providing direct support to the AFR Space Policy & Integration program, specifically serving as a liaison between AFR higher headquarters and various organizations such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters Air Force, and the United States Space Force to facilitate information sharing, legislative drafting, and policy development.

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design & Technical Theatre, University of Southern Mississippi, Miss.
2005 Air & Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md.
2007 Master of Arts in Business Comm, Leadership & Influence, Jones International University, Colo.
2009 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2015 Air Command & Staff College, by correspondence
2015 Personnel Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2021 Air War College, by correspondence
2023 Master of Adult of Education, Curriculum & Instructional Design, Troy University, Ala. (in progress)
1. February 2005 - September 2007, Public Affairs Officer, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. September 2007 - March 2009, Public Affairs Officer, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
3. March 2009 - March 2012, Executive Officer, 476th Fighter Group, Moody AFB, Ga.
4. January 2013 - December 2015, Executive Officer, 403rd Mission Support Group, Keesler AFB, Miss.
5. December 2015 - January 2016, Operations Officer, 403rd Force Support Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
6. January 2016 - February 2017, Commander, 403rd Force Support Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
7. February 2017 - October 2018, Director of Inspections, 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
8. October 2018 - February 2020, Chief, Special Inspections Branch, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. February 2020 - June 2022, Chief, Force Integration Branch, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
10. July 2022 - July 2023, IMA to AFR Deputy Director of Personnel, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Va.
11. July 2023 - Present, Commander, 403rd Mission Support Group, Keesler AFB, Miss.
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Second Lieutenant December 17, 2004
First Lieutenant January 7, 2007
Captain January 7, 2009
Major May 29, 2014
Lieutenant Colonel September 17, 2020
(Current as of July 2023)