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About us--biographies for A1Z Director and Sr Enlisted Leader

The focus of our work is you - providing our Airmen, Guardians and their families the tools and resources needed to thrive.  To achieve that end, we must also mitigate all instances of interpersonal and self-directed violence within the Department of the Air Force, while promoting resiliency, connectedness and respect for all. 



Photo BG Debra A. Lovette


Photo Chief Master Sergeant Vincent Hnat

Brig Gen Lovette, Director, AF Integrated Resilience, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1994. She has served in a variety of assignments to include the deputy executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the special assistant to the Director of the Joint Staff for General and Flag Officer Matters, and at the air staff level working assignment policy including associated budget, joint officer management and classification policy. Most recently, Brig Gen Lovette served as the Director of the Executive Action Group for the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff and Chief of Space Operations at Headquarters Air Force. She deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle in June 2002, and served overseas at Osan Air Base, South Korea, in the 51st Fighter Wing and again, as Commander of the 18th Mission Support Group, in the largest combat-coded wing in the Air Force, at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, she served as Commander, 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she commanded 12,000 Airmen and civilians. 

Chief Master Sergeant Vincent J. Hnat is the Senior Enlisted Leader to the Air Force Integrated Resilience Directorate, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon. He is the principle enlisted advisor to the Director for the Department of the Air Force’s Integrated Resilience Office on all matters relating to the strategic planning and communication, research and development, evaluations and analysis, and policy implementation of Air Force integrated resiliency programs. The Integrated Resilience office is charged with the optimization of Human Performance of over 600,000 Total Force Airmen. Chief Hnat also serves as a key advisor to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and the Air Force Senior Enlisted Leader Council. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations. Chief Hnat graduated from basic training in 2003. He later retrained as a Flight Engineer on the HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter and served in multiple operational Combat Rescue billets. His previous assignment was as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Combat Search and Rescue Combined Test Force at Nellis AFB. Chief Hnat has numerous joint deployments in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, and various named contingency operations in CENTCOM, AFRICOM and USINDOPACOM as a Special Mission Aviator and as a Senior Enlisted Leader for a Personnel Recovery Task Force, performing a wide variety of joint combat rescue and close air support missions. He is a Chief Career Enlisted Aviator with more than 2,000 flight hours and over 500 combat hours.



We are dedicated to helping our forces and families find the resources and support they need to succeed and thrive in all aspects of military life.  Resiliency, mental and physical health, spirituality, positive relationships – these are the qualities for which we strive in ourselves and others. While this is our goal, we consistently look for ways to improve our tools, training, communication and initiatives for you, our most valuable resource.


Military life for those in uniform, and for those who work and live alongside them, is demanding. Service member, civilian, or family member - our main goal is to help you meet those challenges head on by providing skills, resources and tools to not only enhance resiliency, but help you drive toward the greatest potential from each new challenge.

Every opportunity for change is an opportunity for growth. But we all could use some support along the way. That’s why we’re here – to encourage help-seeking when needed and to promote connectedness so that we can recognize the signs of distress in others. As a team, we all hold the responsibility to look out for signs of distress in ourselves and those around us so that we can take care of our #1 priority - people.


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Additional resources:  Military One Source 1-800-342-9647 or for sexual assault, the DoD Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247.

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