Brig. Gen. Allison A. Hickey is Director, Future Total Force Directorate (Total Force Integration), Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. She provides leadership and oversight for four divisions in the areas of strategic planning, mission development, media, and congressional advocacy and program and resource implementation for more than 140 new units and their associated missions. These missions include equipment, funding, training, infrastructure, processes, policies, legislation, instructions and doctrine. She is responsible for shifting billions of dollars towards new capabilities across the Air Force portfolio and directing new organizational models for a world-wide 500,000 person organization including active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units and personnel. She is also responsible for the stand-up and day-to-day staff operations, personnel actions and policies of the directorate.
General Hickey is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the first class to admit women. She has served in all three of the Air Force components: 10 years active duty, one year with the Air Force Reserve and 13 years with the Air National Guard. The general has held a variety of positions at the unit, state, National Guard Bureau and Air Staff levels, and she has spent more than 15 years in Washington, D.C., in the fields of strategic planning and defense reviews. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Assistant Deputy Director, Directorate of Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, where she provided leadership and oversight for five divisions focused on future concepts, transformation, strategic planning, and Quadrennial Defense Review initiatives and long-range future force structure planning efforts.
The general has more than 1,500 hours in the KC-135A and KC-10A as an aircraft commander and pilot.
1980 Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1984 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1998 Air War College, by correspondence
1999 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2002 Fellow, Seminar XXI, Foreign Political and International Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1. June 1980 - June 1981, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. August 1981 - October 1981, KC-135A combat crew training, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. October 1981 - June 1984, KC-135A copilot, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
4. June 1984 - October 1984, KC-135A combat crew training, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, Calif.
5. October 1984 - October 1985, KC-135A aircraft commander, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
6. October 1985 - September 1986, Air Staff Training officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. September 1986 - January 1990, KC-10A pilot and wing mission developer, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron and 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
8. January 1990 - August 1990, U.S. Air Force Academy liaison officer, Pennsylvania Region
9. August 1990 - June 1992, management analyst (technician), mission support squadron executive officer, exercise evaluation team chief, and survival recovery center commander, 111th Tactical Air Support Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Willow Grove
10. June 1992 - June 1993, long range planning and training officer, Headquarters Pennsylvania ANG, Fort Indiantown Gap
11. June 1993 - October 1997, Chief of Operations, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.
12. October 1997 - August 1998, member, Air Force Chief of Staff National Defense Review Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. August 1998 - June 1999, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
14. June 1999 - October 2002, Chief, ANG Strategic Initiatives Group, Office of the ANG Director, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
15. October 2002 - March 2003, Chief, Strategic Initiatives Group, Office of the Chief, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
16. March 2003 - March 2004, Chief, Future Concepts and Transformation, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. March 2004 - March 2005, Assistant Deputy Director, Air Force Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. March 2005 - present, Director, Future Total Force Directorate (Total Force Integration), Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Senior pilot
Flight hours: More than 1,500
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, KC-135A and KC-10A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Air Force Longevity Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon
1981 Distinguished graduate, KC-135A initial copilot training
1984 Distinguished graduate, KC-135A Aircraft Commander School
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1980
First Lieutenant May 28, 1982
Captain May 28, 1984
Major Jan. 21, 1991
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 1996
Colonel March 30, 2000
Brigadier General Nov. 3, 2004
(Current as of November 2007)