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Lt Col Hien Vinh Nguyen is Associate Deputy, Learning Services Division, Directorate of Operations and Communications, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph TX. He leads the research and analysis of the Learning Services portfolio in alignment with AETC’s strategic vision.   
Lt Col Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and entered the Air Force on June 2003 through the ROTC program. He served over 12 years on Active Duty and is currently an Active Guard Reserve (AGR). His assignments included numerous operational and joint positions as an Operations Research Analyst, Acquisition Officer, and Training Instructor. Prior to his current position, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
2003 Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, University of Texas, Austin
2003 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 Master of Arts degree in criminal justice, American Military University, Charles Town, WV
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
1. June 03 – October 06, Senior Test Analyst, 31st Test and Evaluation, Kirtland AFB, NM.
2. October 06 – October 09, Director of Training, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
3. October 09 – October 11, Chief, Personnel Analysis, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX.
4. October 11 – October 13, Program Manager, Cryptologic Systems Division, Lackland AFB, TX.
5. October 13 – May 15, Chief, Program Coordinator Section, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Kirtland AFB, NM.
6. May 15 – December 17, Flight Commander, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
7. December 17 – December 20, Operations Officer, AFROTC Det 825, Austin, TX.
8. December 20 – Present, Associate Deputy, Learning Services Division, Randolph AFB, TX.
2008 Officer Training School Supervisor of the Year
2007 Officer Training School Instructor of the Year
2019 AFROTC’s Operations Officer of the Year
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medial with oak leaf cluster

(Current as of April 2023)