Col Stranske is the Commander, 319th Medical Group, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota.  She is responsible for daily outpatient clinic operations, an ambulance service providing final response and transport, and medical readiness of all base supported personnel. Colonel Stranske leads 180 medics serving 4.7 thousand enrollees with an operating budget of $6 million. The group supports the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance wing including those operating the Global Hawk, maintaining the High Frequency Global Communications System, and several geographically separated units in the two-state, one-province region.

Col Stranske was born and raised in California, and directly commissioned into the Air Force in 2000.  She holds a Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing from California State Long Beach, and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She has served in progressively challenging roles and settings including inpatient and outpatient nursing.  She also worked as an Executive Officer for SG1 at the Defense Health Headquarters, in Falls Church, Virginia.  Prior to this assignment Col Stranske served as a master clinician and the Director of Staff for the 316th Medical Group in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.


2000 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Biola University, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Squadron Officer School (in residence), Montgomery, AL

2009 Masters of Science in Nursing, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2014 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University (in residence), Montgomery, AL

2017 Intermediate Executive Skills, San Antonio, TX

2019 Air War College, Air University (by correspondence), Montgomery, AL


1. October 2000 – June 2003, Clinical Nurse, Same Day Surgery, 859 MDG, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

2. June 2003 – June 2004, Clinical Nurse, Multi-Service Nursing Unit, 51 MDG, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

3. June 2004 – July 2007, Assistant Nurse Manager, Pediatric Unit, 435 Medical Squadron, Landstuhl, Germany

4. August 2007 – August 2009, AFIT Student, California State University, Long Beach, CA

5. Aug 2009 – June 2012, Pediatric Element Leader, 82 MDG, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX

6. June 2012 – Aug 2013, Executive Officer, SG1, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA

7. Aug 2013 – June 2014, Pediatric Element Leader, 579 MDG, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC

8. June 2014 – June 2015, IDE Student, ACSC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL

9. June 2015 – June 2017, Pediatric Element Leader, 377 MDG, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

10. June 2017 – July 2019, Commander, 51st Medical Operations Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

11. July 2019 – June 2021, Chief Nurse, 1st Special Operations Medical Group, Hurlburt Field, FL

12. June 2021 – Nov 2022, Master Clinician, Director of Staff, 316th Medical Group, Andrews Air Force Base, MD

13. November 2022 – Present, Commander, 319th Medical Group, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota


Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Army Commendation Medal