LTC Kimberly A. Lindgren enlisted into the United States Army in 1994 at the age of twenty-nine. She served on active duty as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Noncommissed Officer in the 1/501st Apache Attack Battalion (Fliegerhorst Kaserne) in Hanau, Germany until 1998. During that time she deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina for a one-year tour in support of the Implementation Force (IFOR 96). In 1998, before departing Germany, she enlisted into the Delaware Army National Guard as a Traditional Guardsmen. She held a Noncommissioned Officer position as a Legal Specialist 71D in HHC 280th Signal Battalion in Georgetown and was a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical 54B Noncommissed Officer in 262nd Maintenance Company in Dagsboro.

In 2002, she embarked on her officer career in the Delaware Officer Candidate School, Bethany Beach Regional Training Institute (RTI). In August 2003, after completing an eight-week accelerated course, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Delaware Army National Guard. Her officer assignments include Platoon Leader, 259th Tropo Company; Platoon Leader, B Company 280th FWD (Operation Iraq Freedom 3); Assistant S3, 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade (TTSB) (Operation Iraq Freedom 09-11); Commander, C Company 198th Integrated Tactical Signal Battalion (ITSB); Systems Control Officer, 261st TTSB; S3, 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB); Team Chief, Defensive Cyberspace Operations Element (DCOE), G6 – JFHQ; Deputy G6, G6 – JFHQ; S3, 261st TTSB and currently serving as Battalion Commander – 193rd Regional Training Institute.

LTC Lindgren’s military schools include Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Signal Officer Basic Course, Signal Captains Career Course, and the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education and Advanced Operations Courses.

LTC Lindgren’s awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (Silver OLC), National Defense Service Medal (BSS), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M) Silver Hour Glass, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, North Atlantic Treaty Medal (NATO), Army Meritorious Unit Medal, Army Superior Unit Citation (2), Medal for Military Merit Longevity (2), National Guard Medal (2), National Defense Service Ribbon, Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority (5), Physical Fitness Ribbon (13), Governor’s Meritorious Unit Award, Unit Strength Award (4).

LTC Lindgren has served as a Federal Technician in the Delaware Army National Guard since 2005. She has held positions in Environmental, Construction and Facilities Management, Director of Information Management and is currently assigned as the Internal Control Administrator for the Chief of Staff. She received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Wilmington University and a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a lifetime member of both officer and enlisted National Guard Association of the United States and a member of the Signal Corps Regiment Association.

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