LTC Luzhilda (Pily) Restrepo


Lieutenant Colonel Luzhilda (Pily) Restrepo assumed command of the AFSB-Alaska June 2019. LTC L. Pily Restrepo was born in Medellin, Colombia and immigrated to United States in 1994. 

She joined the military in 1996 as an Administration Personnel Specialist and served four years as enlisted before entering OCS where she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in November 2000. LTC Restrepo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of North in Colombia and earned a Master of Science degree from Webster University in Human resources. Her military education includes the United States Army Command and General Staff College and Transportation Officer Basic Course. 

Her assignments include Fort Hood, Texas where she served as Platoon Leader and XO in the 96th Trans, HET Company, 180th Trans Battalion. She has held a myriad of transportation positions at Fort Hood to include Installation ADAGC OIC, Transportation Officer for the 49th Movement Control Battalion and 615th Aviation Support Battalion, and finally as DTO for the 1st Cavalry Division in 2014 and also Battalion XO for the 115th Brigade Support Battalion in the 1st ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division. LTC Restrepo assumed command of Echo Company, 3-227th Assault Helicopter Battalion in March 2007 for 21 months and a second command in the HHC, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in January 2009 for 19 months. LTC Restrepo has held these positions in garrison and in combat; she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom IV (OEF4), Operation Iraqi Freedom I (OIF1), Operation Iraqi Freedom II (OIF2), Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10, Operation Enduring Freedom & Resolute Support and Korea completing seven deployments; five in combat and two operational. LTC Restrepo’s prior assignment was Executive Officer in the Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL.

LTC Restrepo's awards include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), the Army Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal (1 OLC), the Non-Commissioned Officer Development Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

LTC Restrepo is married and they have two children.