Colonel Yolanda Hines, USA, is currently an Assistant Professor at The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC.
COL Hines was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She entered the Active Duty Army on 11 JUL 1989, as a PLL/TAMMS Clerk. Upon graduation as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Georgia State University, she received her commission as a Quartermaster Officer in 1996. COL Hines transitioned to become a Financial Management Officer in 2003.
Her assignments include: Budget Analyst, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; Comptroller, Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Comptroller, 10th Special Forces Group, Baghdad, Iraq; Comptroller, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC; Comptroller, 902nd Military Intelligence Group, Fort Meade, MD; Chief, Military Intelligence Budget Manager; 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, MD; HQDA, G2, Deputy Director of Army Intelligence Resource Integration / MDEP Manager, Pentagon; and ACoS, G8, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea.
Colonel Hines’ deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, with the 10th Special Forces Group.
Colonel Hines received her Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and Master of Business Administration from Saint Martin’s University. Her military education includes attendance at the DoD FM Certification Level III, Joint Professional Military Education II Course, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Course; Executive Comptroller Course; Cost Management Certificate Course; Intermediate Level Education (ILE); Army Comptrollership Course; Resource Management Budget Course; Planning Programming, and Budget Execution Course; Staff Process Course; Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course (Honor Graduate); QM Officer Basic Course (Honor Graduate); and the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Georgia State University (Distinguished Military Graduate).
Her military decorations and achievements include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal 2nd Award, Meritorious Service Medal 5th Award, Army Commendation Medal 4th Award, Iraq Campaign Medal, Overseas Ribbon 2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal 4th Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. Soldier of the Quarter (for Battalion, DISCOM & Division).
Colonel Hines has been married for more than 22 years to COL John G. Hines, Jr. They have two sons, John III (19), and Joseph (10).