COLONEL CLINTON A. ROSS

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Colonel Ross is the Director of Manpower, Personnel & Services, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.  He is responsible for policies, programs and objectives involving the readiness, assignment, education and training, separation, retirement, career progression, classification, manpower, services support and quality of life for more than 94,000 active duty military and civilians covering 5 NAFs, the USAFWC, 35 Wings, 28 bases and more than 200 operating locations, as well as 49,000 total force Reserve and Guard partners.

 

Originally from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Colonel Ross commissioned on 31 May 1995 as a graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. His career has varied in leadership and staff positions at the Wing, HQ Air Force, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the White House.  He served in the East Wing as the Director of Administration for the White House Military Office and in the Pentagon as the Executive Officer to two different A1’s. Colonel Ross most recently served as the Vice Wing Commander of the 501st Combat Support Wing prior to his current position. 

 

EDUCATION

1991    New Mexico Military Institute

1995    Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy

1999    Master of Science in Operations Management, University of Arkansas

2007    Master of Science in Military Arts and Sciences, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell, Air Force Base

2015    Master of Science in National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft McNair, Washington D.C.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.   Aug 1995 – Jun 1998, Deputy Chief College Scholarships and Deputy Chief of Personnel Programs, AFOATS, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

2.   Jun 1998 – July 1999, Squadron Section Commander, 16th Special Operations Supply Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida

3.   Jul 1999 – Sep 2000 Student Pilot, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas

4.   Sep 2000 – Jun 2001, Chief of Customer Support and Military Personnel Flight Commander, 11th Mission Support Group, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C.

5.   Jun 2001 – Jul 2004, Executive Officer to the President and Chief of Joint Military Personnel, Joint Military Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency

6.   Jul 2004 – Aug 2006, Commander, Military Personnel Flight, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California (October 2005 – April 2006, Chief of Staff, Base Management Operations, Coalition Military Assistance Transition Team, Multi-National Security Transition Team-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq)

7.   Aug 2006 – Jul 2007, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

8.   Jul 2007 – Jul 2009, Commander Mission Support Squadron, and Force Support Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas

9.   Jul 2009 – Jul 2012, Director of Administration, White House Military Office, White House

10. Jul 2012 – Jul 2013, Deputy Chief, Strategic Plans Division, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington D.C.

11. Jul 2013 – Jul 2014, Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington D.C.

12. Jul 2014 – Jun 2015, Student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.

13. Aug 2015 – Jun 2017, Vice Commander, 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom

14. Jun 2017 – Present, Director, Manpower, Personnel & Services, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jun 2001 – Jul 2004, Chief of Joint Military Personnel, Joint Military Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, as a Captain

2. October 2005 – April 2006, Chief of Staff, Base Management Ops, Coalition Military Assistance Transition Team, Multi-National Security Transition Team-Iraq, Baghdad, as a Major

3. Jul 2009 – Jul 2012, Director of Administration, White House Military Office, White House as a Lieutenant Colonel

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 31 May, 1995

First Lieutenant 31 May, 1997

Captain 31 May, 1999

Major 1 Oct, 2005

Lieutenant Colonel 1 Jul, 2010

Colonel 1 Aug, 2015

(Current as of September 2017)