Chief master sergeant to speak at The W’s Veterans Day program
Chief Master Sergeant Lisa M. Pickett, senior enlisted leader of the 14th Medical Group at Columbus Air Force Base, will keynote Mississippi University for Women’s Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.
The program, which will be held at Pioneers Plaza (next to Welty Hall) is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. The rain location is Carrier Chapel.
Chief Pickett advises and provides guidance directly to the Medical Group commander, two squadron commanders and the senior executive staff on all issues pertaining to 155 military and civilian health-care professionals providing operational and expeditionary medical and dental support to the 14th Flying Training Wing. She is the principal adviser to the commander on all enlisted issues, including those that affect the health, welfare, morale, training, professional development, readiness, quality of life and effective utilization of assigned personnel. She is responsible for organizing, equipping and training all assigned medical personnel in order to maintain the highest degrees of readiness and delivering world-class health care to more than 13,000 Total Force warfighters.
Previously, Chief Pickett served as the 8th Medical Group, senior enlisted leader at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea for 168 personnel, ensuring staff readiness to support in-garrison and contingency operations in the area of responsibility. She also served as the Air Force respiratory care practitioner career field manager, for over 487 total force personnel. In this capacity, she served as military consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General on all matters pertaining to the implementation and sustainment of formal training, career development, readiness and career progression.
Chief Master Sergeant Pickett grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, where she attended the College of Charleston; majoring in physical education with concentration in recreation/health promotions and minored in sociology. She completed her master of science degree in 2011, majoring in health services with concentration in wellness promotion. She has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, performing as part of Expeditionary Medical Support and during Operation Enduring Freedom as Critical Care Air Transport Team flying 75+ combat missions.
The program also will feature the W Wind Ensemble and the Columbus High School Junior ROTC.