|BRIGADIER GENERAL KIMBERLY A. CRIDER|
Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider is the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She assists with setting the Air Force's strategic direction, policy guidance and procedures for the effective, secure and efficient use of Information Technology, Information Assurance and Information Resources Management to enable integrated warfighting capabilities and information dominance across all mission areas.
General Crider was commissioned through the ROTC program at Duke University in May 1986. She served on Active Duty for 8 years and has been a Reservist for 18 years, having held positions in Air Force Space Command, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Education and Training Command, Pacific Air Forces Command, United States Air Forces Europe, Headquarters Air Force, Air and Space ISR Center and the Defense Information Systems Agency. In her previous assignment, General Crider was the Chief, Cyber Superiority Strategic Plans, HQ USAF and was responsible for forging future AF cyber superiority core function master plan development and wargaming. General Crider is a master communications officer and a senior acquisition officer.
In her civilian capacity, General Crider was the former Director of Engineering for the Electronic Systems Center, 753 ELSG, Cyber Integration Group at Hanscom AFB, Mass., and is a senior systems engineer for a major research and development corporation in Bedford, Mass. She has led numerous large scale systems engineering projects for multibillion dollar programs providing capabilities for Air Force network management and defense, airborne network integration and air operations center command and control.
1986 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1992 Squadron Officer's School, in-residence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Master of Business Administration, Western New England College, Springfield, Mass.
1993 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Fellowship in Arts and Literary Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1996 Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
1999 Distinguished graduate, master's degree in military studies, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Certificate in advanced systems acquisition management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Va.
2004 Distinguished graduate, master's degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
1. October 1986 - October 1988, Acquisition Project Leader, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
2. November 1988 - March 1989, Special Assistant to the Director, Theater Battle Management Systems, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
3. April 1989 - May 1991, Program Manager, Puerto Rico Operations Center, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. June 1991 - August 1992, Program Manager, Mission Planning, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
5. September 1992 - September 1994, Assistant Professor Aerospace Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
6. October 1994 - November 1997, Communications Systems Engineer, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
7. December 1997 - August 1998, Branch Chief Telecommunications Systems, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
8. August 1998 - June 1999, Student Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. August 1999 - October 2000, Chief Air Force Information Assurance for C&I Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. November 2000 - June 2002, Strategic Advisor to the Principal Director, Network Services, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va.
11. July 2002 - July 2003, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director, Directorate of Communications, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. August 2003 - June 2004, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. July 2004 - June 2006, Chief U.S.-NATO Interoperability and Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director, Operational Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
14. June 2006 - November 2007, Chief, C2 Interoperability, Innovation and Cyber Operations, Global Cyberspace Integration Center, Langley AFB, Va.
15. November 2007 - January 2009, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director, Air Force Cyber Command (provisional), Barksdale AFB, La.
16. January 2009 - April 2010, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. April 2010 - November 2012, Mobilization Augmentee to the Director,
Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Force Space Command,
Peterson AFB, Colo
18. November 2012 - present, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
1998 Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year
Published works include a paper entitled "Knowledge Networks" (Society of Logistics Engineer's best paper award) and "Organizational Cross-Cultural Communications", published as a Wright Flyer paper, and adopted as part of the U.S. Military Academy curriculum
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 3, 1986
First Lieutenant July 17, 1988
Captain July 17, 1990
Major Aug. 12, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 13, 2001
Colonel Feb. 17, 2005
Brigadier General Feb. 17, 2012
(Current as of January 2013)