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Brig. Gen. Ellen M. Moore is the Commander, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. She is responsible for personnel support to nearly 1.3 million Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Regular Air Force and retired members, ensuring they are ready to deliver strategic Total Force war fighting capability for the Air Force. From initial entry to retirement, the center provides world-class support for "Generations of Airmen" throughout their military careers. In addition, Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization reports directly to her. Headquarters RIO is responsible for the readiness, accountability, personnel and administrative servicing of more than 8,500 Individual Reservists worldwide. The center is a major command direct reporting unit of Air Force Reserve Command.

General Moore was commissioned in 1987 through the Air Force ROTC program at The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She was selected as a regular officer in 1992 and spent 11 years on active duty before transitioning to the Air Force Reserve.

She participated in Operation Southern Watch and recently served as the Combined Forces Special Operations Command Central liaison to Central Command Forward Headquarters, supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. She is a fully qualified personnel officer, logistics officer, and has the honor of being hand-picked as the first Air Force Reservist to teach Air Force ROTC. The general is a fully certified Joint Qualified Officer. Prior to assuming her current position, General Moore was the Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.


1987 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

1988 Basic Transportation Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

1991 Master of Public Administration Degree, University of Oklahoma, Republic of Panama

1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1992 Staff Transportation Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

1996 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2001 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2011 USAF Personnel Bridge Course, by correspondence

2013 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education II, in residence and by correspondence



1. March 1988 - November 1990, Air Terminal Operations Center Duty Officer, Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Officer, 3d Mobile Aerial Port Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.

2. November 1990 - November 1993, Chief, Combat Plans and Readiness/Vehicle Operations Officer, 24th Transportation Squadron, Howard AFB, Republic of Panama

3. November 1993 - July 1996, Officer in Charge, Aircraft Services/Aerial Port Operations Officer, 89th Aerial Port Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.

4. July 1994 - September 1994, Operations Officer, 4404th Transportation Squadron, King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

5. July 1996 - July 1999, Education/Recruiting/Executive Officer/Commandant of Cadets, AFROTC Det 790, Tennessee State University, Nashville .

6. July 1999 - January 2000, Logistics Officer, 908th Logistics Support Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

7. January 2000 - July 2004, Education/Recruiting/Executive Officer/Commandant of Cadets, AFROTC Det 790, Tennessee State University, Nashville.

8. July 2004 - July 2007, Chief, Resources Division, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.

9. July 2007 - March 2010, Program Manager, RMG Detachment 23, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.

10. January 2009 - June 2009, Central Command Special Operations Liaison Officer and Manpower Operational Planning Team lead for the Commanding General's support staff, Special Operations Command Central, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar and MacDill AFB, Fla.

11. March 2010 - October 2011, Program Manager, RMG Detachment 3, Air Force Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. Southern Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.

12. October 2011 - May 2013, Chief, Programs Management Division, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii

13. May 2013 - September 2014, Chief, Readiness and Reserve Division, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii

14. August 2014 - April 2016, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.

15. April 2016 - present, Commander, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.



October 2011 - September 2014, Chief, Readiness and Reserve Division, United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a colonel



Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with silver leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver leaf cluster

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with four oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

Air Force Longevity Service with silver leaf cluster and two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Training Ribbon


Second Lieutenant June 12, 1987

First Lieutenant Sept. 23, 1989

Captain Sept. 23, 1991

Major Oct. 1, 1999

Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 18, 2005

Colonel Oct. 26, 2011 (DOR July 1, 2010)

Brigadier General Jan. 1, 2017


 (Current as of January 2017)



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