LCDR Amanda Lippert
Second Past President
LCDR Amanda Lippert is 2020 AsMA Fellow, and has been a member of AsMA and AsPS since 2008. She is also a lifetime member of Space Medicine Association (SMA). LCDR Lippert has served on the Council (AsMA), BoG (AsPS), ExComm (SMA), and BoG (SUSNAOP) in various roles, including President of AsPS, continuously for nearly a decade. She held the Chair of AsMA’s Board Certification in Aerospace Physiology for 3 years, and has participated in several panels and presentations held at AsMA’s annual scientific conference, the US Naval Aeromedical Conference (USNAC), and the SAFE Symposium. In 2016, she was awarded the Initiative, Inspiration, Impact Award by Women In Aerospace for work she did as the Aeromedical Safety Officer for the Marine Corps first F-35B squadron, and in 2018, she was awarded the AsPS Wiley Post Award for her work in Operational Physiology.
LCDR Lippert’s career in the U.S. Navy first began in 2000, where she served as an enlisted U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman for 5 years as both an Aerospace Medical Technician and an Aerospace Physiology Technician. She did two combat deployments aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, attached to VF-32, a F-14 squadron based at Naval Air Station Oceana, VA and served as an Instructor at the Aviation Survival Training Center in Pensacola, FL. She earned her B.S. degree while enlisted, and then transitioned out of the military to attend graduate school at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. There, she earned a M.S.Ed. and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology, both with honors. She was commissioned as a LTJG in the US Navy’s Medical Service Corps in 2009 at AsMA’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, CA (yes – she raised her right hand for the first time as a Naval Officer at AsMA’s annual meeting).
As a U.S. Naval Aeromedical and Operational Physiologist, LCDR Lippert has served as the Operations and Training Officer at the Aviation Survival Training Center in Norfolk, VA, as the first Aeromedical Safety Officer in support of the Marine Corps F-35B and for AV-8B’s in Yuma, AZ, and at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), holding several positions - Program Manager (PM) for the Aircrew Systems NATOPS, the Lead for the Mishap Investigation Support Team (MIST), the Lab Manager of the MIST Lab (where engineering investigations are conducted on survival gear worn during aviation mishaps), and the Lead for the FAILSAFE Team, which is responsible for fleet-wide training of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Life Support Systems for both operators and maintainers). She then served as the Aeromedical Safety Officer for the Marine Corps’ sole elite aviation weapons school (MAWTS-1), and was competitively board-selected for the first Fellowship at NASA Johnson Space Center, where she currently serves.
LCDR Lippert has flown nearly 500 hours, as either co-pilot or special crew, in more than 20 different Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, and has volunteered more than 1,000 hours of her off-duty time serving her community in various roles during her tenure in the Navy. She deeply believes in service to her personal and professional communities, and in life-long learning.