Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen S. Quarnaccio is Commander, Detachment 1, First Air Force, Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Detachment 1 is assigned to the 1 Canadian Air Division and Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Region Headquarters in support of the bi-national NORAD agreement between the governments of the United States and Canada. Lt Col Quarnaccio is responsible to provide 24/7 U.S. communications links, as well as Fighter, Logistics, Intelligence and Air Battle Management functional support to the Canadian NORAD Region mission as well as administrative personnel support to a USAF Brigadier General assigned as the Deputy Commander, Canadian NORAD Region. Additionally, she serves as the Division Chief to the 1 Canadian Air Division Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) Standards and Evaluation Division in support of NORAD and Canadian Joint Operations Command missions. In this capacity, she is responsible for the standardization and evaluation of CAOC Battle Staff operations and ensuring CAOC personnel are qualified and mission-ready.

Lt Col Quarnaccio received her commission in 1997 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering and completed Air Battle Management Training at Tyndall AFB, Florida. She has qualified as an Evaluator Senior Director and Mission Crew Commander in the Control and Reporting Center Modular Control Equipment, and as an Instructor Air Surveillance Officer and Mission Crew Commander in the E-3B/C AWACS. Throughout her career, Lt Col Quarnaccio served as Chief of Standards and Evaluations, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Flight Commander, Director of Squadron Training, Assistant Director of Operations, and Wing Director of Inspections and Readiness. She also served as a Command and Control Duty Officer at the 607th Combat Operations Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea. As a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Lt Col Quarnaccio holds the additional qualification of Political-Military Affairs Specialist. She has deployed in support of numerous operations to include SOUTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM.

1997 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2005 Master of Science, Aerospace Science Technology, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
2012 Master of Science, National Security Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

1. Feb 97 - Dec 97, Student, Air Battle Management Training, Tyndall AFB, FL
2. Jan 98 - Aug 99, Flight Commander, 71st Air Control Squadron, Moody AFB, GA
3. Aug 99 - Apr 02, Flight Chief / Chief, Standards & Evaluations / MCE Evaluator Senior Director and Mission Crew Commander (MCC), 606th Air Control Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
4. Apr 02 - Feb 03, Student, Initial Air Surveillance Officer (ASO) Training, Tinker AFB, OK (Distinguished Graduate)
5. Feb 03 - Jul 05, Chief, Weapons and Tactics / Flight Commander / E-3 Instructor ASO, Kadena AB, Japan
6. Jul 05 - Jul 06, Command and Control Duty Officer, Combat Operations Squadron, Osan AB, RoK
7. Jul 06 - Dec 10, Chief, Squadron Training / Assist Director of Operations / 552 ACW Director, Inspections & Readiness / E-3 Instructor ASO and MCC, Tinker AFB, OK
8. Dec 10 - Mar 12, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
9. Mar 12 - Jun 12, Student, Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
10. Jun 12 - Jun 14, Defense Policy Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR/USNATO DEFAD, Brussels, Belgium
11. Jun 14 - Present, Commander, Detachment 1, First Air Force and Chief CAOC Standards and Evaluation Division, CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Rating: Senior Air Battle Manager
Flight hours: More than 1,940
Aircraft: E-3B/C

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak oak leaf cluster
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal

Second Lieutenant Jan 18, 1997
First Lieutenant Jan 18, 1999
Captain Jan 18, 2001
Major Sep 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Jan 1, 2012