Major General Catherine S. Lutz is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Mississippi National Guard. She also serves as Commander, Mississippi Air National Guard. General Lutz is responsible to the Adjutant General for directing Air National Guard operations and establishing policy to ensure mission readiness of two airlift wings, combat readiness training center, air support operations squadron, air control squadron and civil engineer squadron.
General Lutz was commissioned in the Mississippi Air National Guard in 1982 as a Flight Nurse; and in 1987 she was re-commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer. As a member of the Air National Guard, General Lutz commanded three units: an Air Expeditionary medical unit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an aeromedical evacuation squadron and a medical squadron. In 2004, she transferred to the Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee program after serving over 21 years in the Mississippi Air National Guard. During her Air Force Reserve tour she served as the Health Services Administrator to the 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base. In October 2005 she returned to the Air National Guard as Special Assistant to the Mississippi Adjutant General. In March 2006, she was assigned as the Air National Guard Assistant to the 59th Medical Wing at Lackland Air Force Base. On 1 Dec 2008, she began her current tour at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, District of Columbia as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Chief Nurse of the Air Force. General Lutz was appointed to her current position in December 2011.