Kathy Linton - Leadership Montana
Kathy Litton

Kathy Linton

Operations Director


Core Values: Integrity, Honesty, Courage, Selflessness, Kindness  

Kathy Linton has been in the leadership business for over 25 years and recently retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.  For the first 14 years of her military career, she was a Navy helicopter pilot. Her last tour in the Navy was as the Commanding Officer of Navy Support Center Helena. She and her husband fell in love with Helena and decided to stay, so Kathy left the Navy and joined the Montana Air National Guard where she spent the past 11 years in various human resources leadership positions. For the past six years, Kathy was stationed at the National Guard Bureau in northern Virginia, where she led teams responsible for recruiting, human resource policy and legislation development, and strategic planning. Her most recent position was as the Director of Personnel for National Guard Bureau Space Operations where she worked closely with the U. S. Space Force to create all new human resource strategies, processes, and procedures.  

Kathy is a life-long learner and loves to read.  She is an Air Force Academy graduate, has a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from Air University. She is also a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach.  

Kathy is married and has two amazing daughters. She and her family are excited to put roots down in Helena and imbed themselves in the community they love. Kathy enjoys cooking, hiking, fly fishing, cross-country skiing, and trail running.    

Current Favorites 

Word: Freedom  

Sound: Breeze through the trees  

Book: The Nightingale  

Holiday: Christmas  

Movie: Braveheart  

Song: The Words I Would Say by Sidewalk Prophets  

Montana scene: Drinking coffee in front of the fire on a snowy Montana day.

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