Brigadier General KRISTIN A. HILLERY

Brig. Gen. Kristin Hillery is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Medical Readiness Agency at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church Va. In this role, she provides support and Air Force Reserve consultative leadership for more than 44,000 personnel and 76 military treatment facilities. The Air Force Medical Readiness Agency is responsible for the support and execution of medical readiness programs, expeditionary medical capabilities and the direct support and implementation of policy, plans and programs for health care operation of the Air Force Medical Service. She is also the Senior Medical Reserve mentor for 30 Air Force medical Reservists.

Brig. Gen. Hillery was commissioned in 1993 as a graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. She was the Most Valuable Player of the Women’s Basketball team in 1993, earned USAFA’s Scholar Athlete and Top Honor Cadet in Athletics and still holds the record for the single season 3-point shot percentage of 48.6%.

Brig. Gen. Hillery has commanded one squadron. She has an extensive background in the Medical Service Corps functions with 6 years of Active Duty service and 20 plus years in the Reserve. Her reserve time includes serving as a traditional reservist, an individual mobilization augmentee and as an Active/Guard Reserve member. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Deputy Command Surgeon of the Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Her civilian occupation is a middle school teacher in Los Angeles, Calif.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1994 Health Services Administration School, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
1998 Master's degree, Sports Management, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
2001 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Teaching Credential, National University, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June1993–July1994, Director, Patient Administration, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
2. July 1994–August 1995, Chief, Personnel and Administration Flight, Shaw AFB, S.C.
3. Aug 1995–June 1996, Quality Services Officer, Shaw AFB, S.C.
4. June 1996–July 1997, Readiness Officer, Randolph AFB, Texas
5. July 1997–July 1999, Group Executive Officer and Flight Commander, Command Support Staff, Randolph AFB, Texas
6. December 2000–July 2002, Chief, Administrative Services, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
7. July 2002–July 2004, Medical Logistics Flight Commander, March ARB, Calif. (April 2003–May 2003, Command and Control/Logistics Officer Air Staging Facility, Miramar Marine Corp. Air Station, San Diego, Calif.)
8. July 2004–June 2010, Administrator, March ARB, Calif. (September 2006–January 2007, Director of Operations Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, Balad Air Base, Iraq) (July 2009–January 2010 Medical Control Center, Director of Operations and Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility Flight Commander, Joint Base Balad, Iraq)
9. June 2010–June 2013, IMA to the Command Administrator, AF Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.
10. June 2013–January 2014, individual mobilization augmentee for Air Force Strategic Medical Programs and Research, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. January 2014–August 2016, 752nd Medical Squadron Commander, March ARB, Calif.
12. August 2016–March 2019, Reserve Forces Medical Advisor to AF/SG, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.
13. March 2019–September 2021, Deputy Command Surgeon, Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
14. October 2021–present, Mobilization Assistance to the Commander, Air Force Medical Readiness Agency, Falls Church, Va.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORTIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with gold star
Iraq Campaign Medal with gold star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two “M” devices

(Current as of March 2024)