Captain Gina LeValley
I am originally from the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. I completed my higher education in Melbourne, Florida; earning a BA in Forensic Psychology in 2010 and a MA in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I interned and worked as a clinician for the treatment of child sexual abuse from 2009-2017. I then went to Officer Training School (OTS) and commissioned in November 2017 as a 14N (Intel). I completed education and training at the Intel schoolhouse at Goodfellow AFB in August 2018 and was assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis AFB from September 2018-June 2021. During my time with the 66RQS, I provided intel support to Combat Search and Rescue Helicopters (HH-60G) and was able to deploy twice with the squadron to USCENTCOM. I am currently assigned in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department (DFBL) at USAFA and l am excited to instruct and mentor cadets, developing them to become great leaders of character! Outside of work I enjoy health and fitness, including yoga, rowing, and hiking.
I earned my BA in Forensic Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology (aka Florida Tech) in Dec 2010. I continued my education in the local area, earning my MA in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Dec 2013. I completed my post-master's internship hours in order to earn my Licensed Mental Health Counselor credentials for the state of Florida in April 2017 and continue to hold a current and valid license on an Active Military Status.
As a 14N3 (Intel), I provided intel support to HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopters at the 66th Rescue Squadron. I deployed twice with the squadron to the USCENTCOM, assisting the HH-60G as well as the other components of the Rescue Triad (HC-130J and Guardian Angels).
Prior to commissioning in 2017, I spent 8 years providing clinical treatment to children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse, witnessed domestic violence, or have gone through other types of trauma.
Honors & Awards
I earned the Air Force Commendation Medal with “C” device for Outstanding Achievement during my deployment to USCENTCOM in 2020-2021.
I earned the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service during my assignment to the 66th Rescue Squadron from 2018-2021.
Research and Scholarly Interests
My research interests are in the field of Psychology, more specifically Neuropsychological and Clinical components of trauma, including the emotional, learning, and memory aspects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how that affects a person's individual functioning and their ability to function within their social community.