Colonel Carolyn F. Ammons

Colonel Carolyn F. Ammons is the Commander, Air Force Services Center, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She leads an over 800-personnel center responsible for delivering Services programs and activities to build and sustain ready, resilient Airmen, Guardians and families. The unit supports field commanders and base-level force support activity managers in providing quality food service, fitness, lodging, recreation, and child and youth programs for military personnel, civilians, and their families. She leads a $3.5 billion organization generating $300 million in revenue annually while steering eight directorates. She focuses the enterprise on rebalancing programs resulting in greater synchronization with Air Force strategic goals. In addition, the center provides Air Force human resources oversight for over 28,000 nonappropriated fund (NAF) civilian personnel at more than 100 locations worldwide, as well as central contracting support and management of the NAF capital improvement construction program and worldwide financial and banking systems.

Colonel Ammons graduated from St Mary's High School in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1993. She received her commission in 1997, through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at St Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has served in a wide range of assignments at the base, wing and Air Force Headquarters levels, and staff assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarters Air Force, and Secretary of the Air Force. She deployed in support of operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Kuwait; served as a White House Military Social Aide; and most recently, prior to her arrival in San Antonio, she served as commander of the 90th Mission Support Group at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, St Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Penn.
2003 Masters of Arts, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Masters of Arts, Military Operational Art/Science, AU, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Air War College, Correspondence
2016 Masters of Arts, National Strategic Studies, AU, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Leadership Cheyenne Course

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1997 - October 1997, Chief, Personnel Relocations, Andrews AFB, Md.
2. October 1997 - October 1998, Chief, Customer Support, Andrews AFB, Md.
3. October 1998 - April 2000, Squadron Section Commander, Andrews AFB, Md.
4. April 2000 - August 2003, Section Commander, Wing Executive Officer & Protocol Ofcr, Air Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. August 2003 - July 2005, 12th Air Force Section Commander, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
6. July 2005 - August 2006, Commander, Military Personnel Flight, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. August 2006 - July 2008, Executive Officer, J-1, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
8. July 2008 - August 2009, Chief, General Officer/Flag Officer Matters, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
9. August 2009 - July 2010, IDE Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. July 2010 - April 2011, Chief, Diversity Engagement/Outreach, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. April 2011 - June 2012, Deputy Chief, Retirement/Separation Policy Branch, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. June 2012 - June 2013, Commander, 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, Ali Al Salem, Kuwait
13. July 2013 - November 2013, Assistant Deputy, Force Support Integration, Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
14. November 2013 - June 2015, Executive Officer, Secretary of the Air Force Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. June 2015 - June 2016, SDE Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. July 2016 - June 2018, Assistant Director, General/Flag Officer Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. July 2018 - June 2019, Director, A1 Commander's Action Group, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
18. June 2019 - June 2022, Commander, 90th Mission Support Group, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
19. June 2022 - Present, Commander, Air Force Services Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant June 1997
First Lieutenant June 1999
Captain June 2001
Major April 2007
Lieutenant Colonel June 2012
Colonel November 2018

(Current as of March 2024)