Brig. Gen. Anne B. Gunter is the Director of Personnel within the Office of Air Force Reserve, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. She is responsible for developing and integrating Air Force Reserve personnel and services programs and policies to meet total force strategic objectives. The general is charged with the responsibility to position the Air Force Reserve to support combatant commander requirements worldwide by managing resources impacting a budget of nearly $450 million for accessions, recruiting, retention, education, training, force structure, sustainment, compensation and benefits impacting 360,000 reservists and their dependents worldwide.
Brig. Gen. Gunter entered the Air Force in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She spent nearly five years in the Regular Air Force, stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico and Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi as a Public Affairs Officer. She transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in 1993 as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee and has continued to actively serve as a traditional reservist, active guard/reserve, IMA and an Air Reserve Technician in a variety of positions including numbered air force Inspector General and command at the flight, squadron and group levels. Brig. Gen. Gunter deployed in support of operations Provide Hope and Enduring Freedom. Prior to Brig. Gen. Gunter’s current position, she was the Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
In her civilian career, Brig. Gen. Gunter has served as Public Affairs Director for Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory, advising and guiding the commander, vice commander and ten directors at locations worldwide. In addition, she served as Human Resources Programs Branch Chief and Human Resources Site Liaison with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Munitions Directorate and Human Effectiveness Directorate for more than 850 personnel. As the Deputy Director for the Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense Research, she created and executed the laboratory’s revitalization plan with the Arizona governor’s staff, including a state UAV cluster and the region’s first Cyber Warfare Range. She was a key developer of a relocation strategy for the Department of Defense agency and national university research.
1987 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Communications and Political Science, Loyola University, La.
1995 Master’s of Business Administration, Webster University, Albuquerque, N.M.
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by seminar
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2013 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Va.
1. March 1989–May 1992, Public Affairs Officer, 1606th Air Base Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (January 1992–February 1992, Public Affairs Officer, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany in support of Operation Provide Hope)
2. May 1992–October 1993, Public Affairs Officer, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. October 1993–September 1996, Civil Engineer Readiness Officer, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
4. September 1996–April 1997, Mission Support Officer, 403rd Airlift Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
5. April 1997–April 1998, Executive Officer, 403rd Airlift Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
6. April 1998–September 2000, Services Officer-in-Charge, 403rd Airlift Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
7. September 2000–February 2002, Mission Support Officer and Executive Officer, 445th Mission Support Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. February 2002–August 2003, Commander, 445th Mission Support Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. August 2003–April 2005, Performance Manager and C-5 Conversion Program Manager, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. April 2005–August 2005, Commander, 445th Mission Support Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. August 2005–August 2006, Executive Officer, 944th Maintenance Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. August 2006–May 2008, Commander, 944th Mission Support Flight, Luke AFB, Ariz.
13. May 2008–June 2010, Deputy Director of Manpower, Personnel, and Services, 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
14. June 2010–December 2010, Inspector General, 4th Air Force, March ARB, Calif.
15. December 2010–November 2014, Commander, 944th Mission Support Group, Luke AFB, Ariz. (August 2012–January 2013, Senior Air Reserve Components Advisor, Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom)
16. November 2014–June 2015, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Chief of Expeditionary Combat Support Division, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
17. June 2015–April 2016, Chief of Plans and Integration Division, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
18. April 2016–April 2018, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
19. April 2018–present, Director of Personnel, Office of Air Force Reserve, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ”M” Device
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1988
First Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1990
Captain Sept. 11, 1992
Major Aug. 28, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 11, 2003
Colonel April 1, 2010
Brigadier General Dec. 2, 2017
(Current as of October 2020)