Brigadier General LISA M. CRAIG

Brig. Gen. Lisa M. Craig is the Deputy Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service. The Air Force Recruiting Service comprises 3,700 Total Force Airmen and civilians and approximately 1,275 recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad. The recruiting service is responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs, accessing more than 45,000 individuals annually into service into the Air Force active duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Space Force. AFRS also manages all strategic marketing for the U.S. Air Force.

Brig. Gen. Craig earned her commission as a second lieutenant upon completing Reserve Officer Training Corps from 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 as well as several additional Air Force systems of record.

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 Upgrading your Executive Leadership Approach, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.

1. July 1989–June 1992, Operations Management Officer/Squadron Adjutant, 353d 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, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
7. May 2009–May 2011, Chief, Force Development Support, HQ AFRC Personnel Directorate, Robins AFB, Ga.
8. August 2010–June 2013, Management Internal Control Toolset Field Implementation Manager and MAJCOM Lead Manager, HQ AFRC 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, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
14. August 2020–present, Deputy Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one 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

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 Distinguished Graduate, Manpower Personnel Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

(Current as of May 2024)