Lieutenant Colonel AYANA TUCHSCHERER

Lieutenant Colonel Ayana N. Tuchscherer is the Commander, 62d Aerial Port Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. She is responsible for a major aerial port and commercial gateway for passenger and cargo movement on channel and contingency missions worldwide, in which 250 personnel support all facets of air transportation. Lt Col Tuchscherer maintains resources in a constant state of readiness and deploys them worldwide. Additionally, she provides oversight for contracted aerial delivery services responsible to prepare airdrop platforms supporting the wing’s unilateral airdrop training mission.

Lt Col Tuchscherer is prior-enlisted and received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2007. Since graduation, she has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments in multiple combatant commands. She deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a logistics advisor to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Commander of the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, where she led a team of 216 logistics professionals responsible for supply, transportation, fuels, vehicle maintenance and logistics planning in direct support of the 20th Air Force and 90th Missile Wing’s ICBM mission.


2007    Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO.
2008    Air and Space Basics Course, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2008    Logistics Readiness Officer Course, Lackland AFB, TX.
2012    Intermediate Logistics Readiness Officer Course, JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.
2013    Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2016    Masters of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
2018    Air Command and Staff College, in correspondence.
2019    Global Supply Chain Executive Development Program, University of Tennessee, TN


  1. August 2007 – May 2010, Deputy Flight Commander Vehicle Management & Materiel Management, 5 LRS. Minot AFB, ND.
  2. June 2010 – June 2011, CJ4 Liaison to Officer to CJ3 & Advisor, Camp Eggers and Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan.
  3. July 2011 – April 2012, Fuels Flight Commander, 5 LRS. Minot AFB, ND.
  4. May 2012 – May 2015, Deployment & Distribution Flight Commander, Installation Deployment Officer, and Materiel Management Flight Commander. 31 LRS, Aviano AB Italy.
  5. June 2015 – May 2018, Executive Officer & Chief of Logistics Programs, USAF Academy, CO.
  6. June 2018 – May 2020, Chief of Afghanistan Logistics Operations and Plans, Allied Joint Force Command HQ, Brunssum, the Netherlands.
  7. June 2020 – July 2022, Commander, 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, WY.
  8. July 2022 – Present, Commander, 62d Aerial Port Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
NATO Medal


Second Lieutenant:     May 2007
First Lieutenant:          May 2009
Captain:                      May 2011
Major:                         March 2017
Lieutenant Colonel:    June 2022


(Current as of July 2022)