Colonel Tameesha P. Coatney is the commander, 369th Recruiting Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Her area of responsibility includes one Officer Accessions recruiting squadron, one Special Warfare/Combat Support recruiting squadron and eight Enlisted Accessions recruiting squadrons including 20 Military Entrance Processing Stations, 453 geographically separated recruiting offices, a $18.5M annual budget, and 1,022 active duty and civilian personnel dispersed throughout the United States, Caribbean, USAFE, and PACAF regions.

Colonel Coatney received her commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Cincinnati where she earned the League of America Award; given to a cadet who demonstrates outstanding leadership, moral character, and a high aptitude for military service. Upon graduation Colonel Coatney was accepted into AFITs Educational Delay program and received her Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement. Colonel Coatney has a diverse Air Force career working in four different career fields: Recruiting Squadron Commander, Manpower and Organization, Personnel, and Services. She has served with distinction in a variety of leadership positions at wing, Major Command, Combatant Command, Headquarters Air Force level, Office of Secretary of Defense and deployed.

1999  Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
2001  Masters of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
2002  Air and Space Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005  Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011  Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala..
2013  Naval Command and Staff College (residence), Newport, R.I.
2016  Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019  Senior Developmental Education (residence), RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Ca.

1. August 2001 - July 2004, Management Analyst, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. July 2004 - June 2006, Chief, Manpower and Organization Flight, 2d Mission Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
3. June 2006 - January 2007, Squadron Section Commander, 51st Communications Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
4. January 2007 -June 2007, Wing Executive Officer, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
5. June 2007 - April 2009, Deputy Chief, Senior Leader Management, Directorate of Manpower and Personnel, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. April 2009 - July 2010, Commander, Force Support, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2010 - July 2012, Chief, Basic Pay and Entitlements Policy, Directorate of Force Management Policy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.
8. July 2012 - July 2013, Student, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
9. July 2013 - September 2014, Strategic Sourcing Program Manager, Directorate of Manpower, Organization and Resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.
10. September 2014 - June 2015, Chief, Senior Executive Recruitment Team, Air Force Senior Executive Management Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.
11. June 2015 - June 2017, Commander, 338th Recruiting Squadron, Air Force Recruiting Service, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. June 2017 - July 2018, Chief, Personnel Services Branch, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
13. July 2018 - August 2019, Air Force Fellow, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
14. August - August 2021, Military Deputy to the Executive Director, Force Resiliency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Washington D.C.
15. August 2021 - June 2023, Chief, Transitions Division, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas
16. June 2023 - Present, Commander, 369th Recruiting Group, Air Force Recruiting Services, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas

1. Aug 08 – Feb 09, Force Management Officer, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kabul, Afghanistan
2. Sep 11 – Feb 12, Director, Morale Welfare & Recreation, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kabul, Afghanistan 
3. Jun 17 – Jul 18, Chief, Personnel Services Branch, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. Aug 19 – Aug 21, Military Deputy to the Executive Director, Force Resiliency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Washington D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONSDefense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Joint Services Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Special Duty Ribbon
NATO Medal with bronze star device

Second Lieutenant              June 1999
First Lieutenant                   June 2001
Captain                               June 2003
Major                                   March 2009
Lieutenant Colonel             September 2014
Colonel                               September 2020

(Current as of 17 July 2023)