Colonel Nekitha M. Little

Colonel Nekitha M. Little is the Commander, 71st Mission Support Group, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Okla. As the Installation Manager, she is responsible for the $550M flying operations and base operations contracts and all support for the Vance mission and community; including procurement, civil engineering, firefighting, security and law enforcement, communications, personnel, supply, transportation, housing, recreation and services activities.

Prior to this assignment, she was the Director of Force Support Professional Development School where she was responsible for 19 military/civilian personnel and 12 contractors to deliver 23 courses over 91 classes for more than 69K personnel annually within the Force Support functional community and DoD installations worldwide.



1988     Bachelor of Arts Degree, Transylvania University

1997     Associate in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force

1999     Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University

2002     Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2008     Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2012     Air Command and Staff College, by seminar

2021     Air War College, by seminar



1.  July 2001 – December 2002, Chief, Information and Referral, 45th Mission Support Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.

2.  January 2003 – December 2003, Chief, Employments and Relocations, 45th Mission Support Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.                                   

3.  January 2004 – May 2004, Chief, Consolidated Commander Support Staff, 45th Mission Support Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.

4.  June 2004 – June 2005, Squadron Section Commander, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Korea

5.  July 2005 – July 2006, Operations Officer, 52d Mission Support Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany 

6.  July 2006 – July 2008, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 52d Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany    

     (May 2007 – September 2007, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 380 AEW, Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates)

7.  July 2008 – June 2009, Chief, Military Personnel Section, 21st Force Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.

8.  June 2009 – April 2010, Chief, Community Services Flight, 21st Force Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.   

     (April 2010 – November 2010, Liaison Officer, 405 AEG, US Embassy, Muscat, Oman) 

9.  November 2010 – November 2012, Operations Officer, 21st Force Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.

     (April 2012 – October 2012, Fleet and Family Readiness Center Director, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa)

10.  November 2012 – May 2013, Chief, Personnel Support Division, Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) Joint Base Andrews, Md.

11.  May 2013 – June 2014, Director, Commander’s Action Group and Section Commander, AFDW Joint Base Andrews, Md.

12.  June 2014 – April 2015, Executive Officer to the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

13.  May 2015 – June 2017, Commander, 366th Force Support Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

14.  July 2017 – June 2018, Chief, Force Support Readiness and Plans, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

15.  June 2018 – July 2019, Chief, Colonel Force Management & Policy Division, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

16.  August 2019 – July 2022, Dep Chief, Military Compensation Policy Division, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

17.  July 2022 – June 2023, Director, Force Support Professional Development School, Eaker Center, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

18. June 2023 – Present, Commander, 71st Mission Support Group, Vance AFB, Okla.



Air Force Meritorious Service Medal w/ four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal, w/ four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal, w/ two oak leaf clusters

Navy Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Medal w/ one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ silver oak leaf cluster

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award



Second Lieutenant        28 June 2001

First Lieutenant             28 June 2003

Captain                         28 June 2005

Major                            01 August 2012

Lt Col                           01 August 2016

Col                               01 February 2023


(Current as of June 2023)