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MAJOR GENERAL KIMBERLY A. CRIDER

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider is the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, Headquarters United States Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this position, she assists the CSO to organize, train, equip and maintain space forces by contributing to the development of strategy, long-range plans, and concept of operations, as well as the activities ensuring the service builds and employs effective space forces.

Maj. Gen. Crider was commissioned through the ROTC program at Duke University in May 1986, served on active duty for eight years, and has been a reservist for more than 20 years. In her previous assignments at the Air Staff, Maj. Gen. Crider was the Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, and the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. In these roles, she assisted with setting the Air Force's strategic direction, policy guidance and procedures for the effective, secure and efficient use of information technology to enable integrated warfighting capabilities and information dominance across all mission areas. Maj. Gen. Crider is a master cyberspace operations officer and a Senior Acquisition Officer.

Prior to her current assignment, Maj. Gen. Crider was the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command. Before that she was the Air Force Chief Data Officer, where she developed and implemented strategies for enterprise data management, analytics, and digital transformation to optimize performance and drive out innovation in and across all missions and operations.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N.C. 1992 Squadron Officer's School, in-residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, 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 of Military Studies, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Certificate in Advanced Systems Acquisition Management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington, D.C.
2004 Distinguished Graduate, Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
2017 Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1986–October 1988, Acquisition Project Leader, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, 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
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, Arlington, Va.
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, Arlington, Va.
12. August 2003–June 2004, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. 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 Air Base, 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, Arlington, Va.
17. April 2010–November 2012, Mobilization Augmentee to the Director, Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
18. November 2012–August 2014, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
19. August 2014–June 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
20. June 2016–August 2017, Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
21. August 2017–October 2018, Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
22. November 2018–December 2019, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
23. December 2019–present, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

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

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
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
Major General March 10, 2016

(Current as of November 2020)

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