Colonel Christina L. Manning is the Commander at 301st Maintenance Group, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. She leads all aspects of maintenance for 26 F-16 aircraft worth $900 million dollars, executing a 4,500 annual flying hour program while supervising 700 Total Force personnel in 26 AFSCs.

Colonel Manning commissioned in the Air Force in 1999 after graduating from the University of Kansas. During her 23-year career, she has served in a number of maintenance officer and logistics positions for both the USAF and USAFR to include three staff assignments. Additionally, Col Manning also served on two logistics evaluation teams, one for HQ Air Combat Command and one for NATO AIRSOUTH. She left active duty in 2007 and joined the USAFR in 2009. She has experience managing sortie generation and operations for F-16s, A-10s, HH-60s, MC-12s, C-130s, EC-130s and E/A-18s and deriving sustainment strategies for bomber platforms to include the B-2 and B-21. She has served as a flight commander, operations officer, logistics evaluator, squadron commander, deputy maintenance group commander, and most recently as IMA to the Director of Resource Integration, for the DCS Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection (HAF/A4P). As a civilian, Ms. Manning has an extensive logistics and sustainment background. After separating from USAF Active Duty in 2007, she served as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Chem/Bio (CB) Program Integration Division Task Lead managing DTRA-CB's diverse 732 projects/$600M annual budget. She then supported the Office of the Special Assistant for Chemical and Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization Programs performing systems engineering studies, projects, portfolio reviews for Chem/Biological and WMD $10.1B budget across 13 government agencies. Additionally, she performed as an instructor/translator for the Department of State’s African Contingency Operations and Training program. In her current role as Director of Strategy for Northrop Grumman’s Global Sustainment & Modernization Division, Defense System Sector, she devises long term support strategies for both new and aging weapons and mission systems as well as leverages R&D to further the survivability and resiliency of platforms and payloads needed to counter emerging threats.

  1999 Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology and Chemical Engineering (emphasis), University of Kansas 

2003 Language Studies and Immersion Program, French, Tunisia, Africa2005 Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell AFB, Ala

   2006 Masters in Business Administration, University of Phoenix

   2014 Top Honors, Master of Military Science and Operations, OLMP, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala

   2015 Distinguished Graduate, Marine Command and Staff College, Masters Military Science, Quantico, VA

2018 Air War College, Distance Learning, Maxwell AFB, Ala.



1999-2001 Flight Commander, Component and Equip Mx Squadrons, Luke AFB, AZ 2001-2002 Sortie Support Flight Commander, Osan AB, ROK

2002-2005 Flight Commander, Asst AMU OIC, Operations Officer, Aviano AB, Italy

2005-2007 LSET Maintenance and Aircraft Generation Team Lead, ACC, Langley AFB, VA 2009-2009 Aircraft Maintenance Operations Officer, McConnell AFB, KS

2010-2010 Branch Chief, Weapons System Support, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, GA 2013-2013 MXA, 455 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Bagram AB, Afghanistan

2010-2014 Commander, 442nd Maintenance Squadron, Whiteman AFB, MO

2014-2014 Deputy Commander, 442d Maintenance Group, Whiteman AFB, MO

2014-2015 Student, Marine Command and Staff College, Quantico, VA

   2015-2017 IMA support to HQ USAF A4LM, Aircraft Maintenance Division

2017-2020 Deputy Commander, 52d Maintenance Group, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

2020-2022 IMA to Director, Nuclear Weapons, Missiles, and Munitions Division (A4LW)

2023-2024 IMA to the Director, HQ USAF A4P, Resource Integration (HAF/A4P)

   2024-Present, Commander, 301st Maintenance Group, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas



  1. Meritorious Service Medal, Third Oak Leaf Cluster
  2. Air Force Commendation Medal, Third Oak Leaf Cluster
  3. Air Force Achievement Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster
  4. Meritorious Unit Award
  5. AF Outstanding Unit Award, Second Oak Leaf Cluster
  6. Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster
  7. National Defense Service Medal
  8. Afghanistan Campaign Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster
  9. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  10. Korean Defense Service Medal
  11. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  12. Air & Space Campaign Medal
  13. Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster
  14. AF Overseas Ribbon Short
  15. AF Overseas Ribbon Long
  16. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  17. AF Longevity Service, Second Oak Leaf Cluster
  18. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
  19. AF Training Ribbon
  20. NATO Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster





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