Major General Kimberly Crider

U.S. Space Force
Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations
Space Warfighting Industry Forum
Maj. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider is the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. In this position, she assists the CSO to organize, train, equip and maintain space forces by contributing to the development of strategy, long-range plans, and concept of operations, as well as the activities ensuring the service builds and employs effective space forces.

Maj. Gen. Crider was commissioned through the ROTC program at Duke University in May 1986, served on active duty for eight years, and has been a reservist for more than 20 years. In her previous assignments at the Air Staff, Maj. Gen. Crider was the Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, and the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. In these roles, she assisted with setting the Air Force's strategic direction, policy guidance and procedures for the effective, secure and efficient use of information technology to enable integrated warfighting capabilities and information dominance across all mission areas. Maj. Gen. Crider is a master cyberspace operations officer and a senior acquisition officer.

Prior to her current assignment, Maj. Gen. Crider was the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command. Before that she was the Air Force chief data officer, where she developed and implemented strategies for enterprise data management, analytics, and digital transformation to optimize performance and drive out innovation in and across all missions and operations.

1986 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1992 Squadron Officer's School, in-residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1992 Master of Business Administration, Western New England College, Springfield, Mass.
1993 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Fellowship in Arts and Literary Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1996 Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
1999 Distinguished Graduate, Master of Military Studies, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Certificate in Advanced Systems Acquisition Management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington, D.C.
2004 Distinguished Graduate, Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
2017 Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

1998 Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year
Published works include a paper entitled "Knowledge Networks" (Society of Logistics Engineer's best paper award) and "Organizational Cross-Cultural Communications," published as a Wright Flyer paper, and adopted as part of the U.S. Military Academy curriculum