JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –
Col. Carolyn Ammons took command of the Air Force Services Center during a change of command ceremony June 30.
AFSVC, one of four primary subordinate units of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, delivers globally integrated management, resourcing and support operations for Airmen and families.
We asked the colonel a few questions about her life, her career and her thoughts on joining our team.
How long have you worked for the Air Force?
After commissioning out of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at St Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania, I have now served almost 25 years in our amazing Air Force!
I am from the great city of Annapolis in the great state of Maryland, even though it’s a Navy town.
Can you tell us a little about your career leading up to this point?
I am thankful to have served in a wide range of assignments at the base, wing and Air Force Headquarters levels, with staff assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarters Air Force and the Secretary of the Air Force. Additionally, I have had two great deployment experiences in support of operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2002, and in Kuwait on a 365-day deployment from 2012-2013. Further, I was honored to serve as a White House military social aide and humbled by my most recent assignment leading the 90th Mission Support Group at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
What about your new role has you the most excited?
The opportunity to work with an amazing team of services professionals at the AFSVC! The support AFSVC provides to our Airmen and Guardians helps create and drive the culture of our Air Force, developing community, as well as enabling the mission.
What do you want the AFIMSC team to know about you?
I am very excited to join the team and continue developing the mission goals of the services center. Joining a team that has impact at every single base in the Department of the Air Force, worldwide, is quite a humbling thought. Knowing that AFSVC programs, and efforts, affect Airmen and Guardians all across the Air Force each day is inspiring to want to be the very best in driving success for our mission set. I couldn’t be more excited to join this team of professionals!
What do you like most about working for the Air Force?
The relationships! I have been blessed to meet so many amazing people in my career who I am thankful to call friends … and that every assignment is a new adventure!
What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
That I really am funny? OK, OK, surprise: I got to fly an F-15 once; I am moving to Texas and am a huge Washington Commander’s fan; I love making pottery and if you know me, it will be no surprise, but that I believe in serving whole-heartedly in every aspect of everything I do.
Is there anything you would like to add?
I am so excited that my three kiddos are on this Air Force journey with me: Kylie, 16, Tyler, 14, and Ryland, 11! I am super thankful for them!