Colonel Lisa Mabbutt is the commander of the 633d Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The 2,700 personnel in her six squadrons provide war- and peacetime mission support and quality of life for the 633d Air Base Wing, 1st Fighter Wing, Headquarters Air Combat Command, and over 30 other mission partners. She is responsible for providing deployment operations, facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance, security and emergency response, communications and information services, personnel support, services, contracting, and housing for an installation community hosting over 75,000 active duty, civilian, and retired personnel.
Colonel Mabbutt was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Washington. She has served in multiple base-level assignments, commanded the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and deployed four times in support of contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she drove Joint and coalition beddown planning for three major surge operations. Additionally, she served as a staff officer at Air Combat Command, and in the Pentagon, where she managed the Air Force’s military construction program; served as a legislative liaison to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees; wrote speeches for the Under Secretary of the Air Force; and served as the Air Force representative to the Defense Business Board, where she advised 27 private-sector business executives in strategic analysis of defense business practices. Most recently, she led Joint concepts, studies, and analyses for the J-8 Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense, and led the Director’s Action Group at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, helping to strengthen and rebalance its chartered roles and mission as the Department of Defense’s Defense- and Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction.
Colonel Mabbutt is married to Air Force Colonel Michael J. Zuhlsdorf; they have two daughters.
2000 Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (Top Flight)
2006 Master of Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructures, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006 Squadron Officers' School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (Top Third Graduate)
2010 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2013 Master of Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2016 Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2019 Master of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy, Dwight D. Eisenhower School,
National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C (Distinguished Graduate)
2021 Defense Ventures Executive Seminar, AFWERX
2022 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies
- Aug 00 - Aug 02: Project Programmer and Chief, Comprehensive Planning, 95th Civil Engineer Group, Edwards AFB, CA
- Aug 02 - Aug 03: Chief of Design, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea
- Aug 03 - May 06: Deputy Commander, Environmental Flight; Eifel Consolidation Program Manager; and Readiness Flight Commander, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
- Jul 06 - Jul 09: MILCON Program Manager; Chief of Southwest Asia Delivery; and Executive Officer to the Director, Air Combat Command Directorate of Installations and Mission Support, Langley AFB, VA
- Jul 09 - May 11: Air Force MILCON Program Element Monitor, Office of the Civil Engineer, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- May 11 - Jul 12: Chief of Installations & MILCON, Programs and Policy Division, Office of Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- Jul 12 - Aug 13: Chief of Staff of the Air Force Scholar Fellow, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
- Aug 13 - Jun 14: Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Installations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- Jun 14 - Jun 15: Speechwriter to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- Jun 15 - Jul 16: Air Force Representative to the Defense Business Board, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- Jul 16 - Jul 18: Commander, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, MD
- Jul 18 - Jun 19: Student, General Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
- Jun 19 - Jul 20: Chief, Concepts, Studies, and Analyses, Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense, Joint Staff J-8, Washington, D.C.
- Jul 20 - Jun 22: Deputy Chief, Threat Replication, and Chief, Director’s Action Group, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA
- Jun 22 - present: Commander, 633d Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jun 19 - Jul 20: Chief, Concepts, Studies, and Analyses, Joint Staff J-8, Washington, D.C., as a Lieutenant Colonel.
2. Jul 20 - Jun 22: Deputy Chief, Threat Replication, and Chief, Director’s Action Group, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA, as a Colonel.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Afghan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with three service stars
Korean Defense Service Medal
NATO Medal (Non-Article 5)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 09 Jun 00 First Lieutenant 08 Jul 02 Captain 08 Jul 04
Major 01 Jul 10
Lieutenant Colonel 01 Feb 15
Colonel 01 Jan 21
(Current as of 16 Jun 2022)