Brigadier General LISA M. CRAIG

Brig. Gen. Lisa M. Craig is the Deputy Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Air Force Recruiting Service comprises more than 2,800 Total Force Airmen and civilians and approximately 1,040 recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad. The Recruiting Service is responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs. AFRS also manages all strategic marketing for the U.S. Air Force. 

Brig. Gen. Craig was commissioned a second lieutenant upon completing Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 900, in 1989. She has served in various operational and staff assignments at the unit, major command and Air Staff levels.     

She most recently served as Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, responsible for the human capital, position, and talent management for nearly 75,000 military and civilian personal worldwide, serving in all duty statuses. Previously, she directed the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council. She has held command positions at the group and squadron level. Brig. Gen. Craig also led the successful Air Force-wide implementation of the Management Internal Control Toolset. 

EDUCATION 
1989 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Business, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. 
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
1998 Master of Arts, Human Resource Development, Webster University, Orlando, Fla.
1998 Master of Arts in management, Webster University, Orlando, Fla. 
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 
2012 Air War College, Excellent Graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 
2015 Mission Support Commanders Course, Eaker Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2015 Senior Officer Legal Orientation, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2015 Mission Generation Course, Eaker Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2017 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. 
2019 Leading Strategically, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2020 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
2021 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, Md. 
2022 Executive Leadership Program in Managing for Inclusion, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 
2023 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
2023 U.S. Air Force Upgrading Your Executive Leadership Approach 17
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1989–June 1992, Operations Management Officer/Squadron Adjutant, 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C. 
2. August 1992–August 1996, Command Post Controller, Wing Executive Officer, Wing Protocol Officer, Special Assistant to the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing/6th Air Base Wing/6th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla. 
3. August 1997–May 2011, Admissions Liaison Officer, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.  
4. June 2005–May 2006, Executive Officer, 39th Flying Training Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga. 
5. August 2005–August 2010, ReserveNet/ARCNet Account Manager, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Communications Directorate, Robins AFB, Ga. 
6. May 2006–May 2009, Operations Officer, 951st Reserve Support Squadron, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga. 
7. May 2009–May 2011, Chief, Force Development Support, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Personnel Directorate, Robins AFB, Ga. 
8. August 2010–June 2013, Management Internal Control Toolset Field Implementation Manager and Major Command Lead Manager, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General, Robins AFB, Ga. 
9.  July 2013–October 2014, Commander, 932nd Force Support Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill. 
10. October 2014–June 2016, Commander, 433rd Mission Support Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas 
11. June 2016–July 2017, President, Air Force Discharge Review Board and Air Force Review Board Agency Reserve Advisor, Joint Base Andrews, Md. 
12. July 2017–May 2018, Director, Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council and Air Force Review Board Agency Reserve Advisor, Joint Base Andrews, Md. 
13. May 2018–August 2020, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
14. August 2020–present, Deputy Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters 
Air and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Air and Space Achievement Medal  
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and oak leaf cluster 
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award 
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star 
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Longevity Service Medal with gold device 
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two devices 
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star 
Kuwaiti Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  
Kuwaiti Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait 
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS  
1994 MacDill Air Force Base Woman of the Year 
2005, 2006, 2007, 2012 Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award Finalist 
2005, 2007 Air Force Best Practice - ReserveNet Team Member 
2007 Manpower Personnel Course, distinguished graduate, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
 
(Current as of October 2023)