Col. Kristine B. Smith is the Deputy Commander, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the Deputy Commander, she supports the Wing Commander in organizing, training, and equipping a team of more than 1,100 Air Force Reserve personnel providing timely, relevant intelligence to inform Air Force, Joint, and National-Level operators, and decision-makers.

Colonel Smith commissioned in 1996 through the ROTC program at Florida State University. She is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Battle Manager School and a recipient of the Squadron Officers School Clebe McCleary award for leadership. Her staff and operational assignments include duties as an instructor, flight commander, executive officer, and Headquarters Air Force branch chief. She has deployed four times in support of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Allied Force, Operation Northern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to her current position, Smith was the Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central), at Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

1996 Bachelor of Arts in History, Florida State University, Tallahassee
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master’s degree in Education Administration, Magna Cum Laude, Touro International University, Cypress, Calif.
2008 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Combined/Joint Air and Space Senior Operations Course, Hurlburt AFB, Fla.
2019 Joint Task Force Planners Course, Shaw AFB, S.C.
2022 Reserve Component National Security Course, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.

Rating: Air Battle Manager
Flight Hours: 335.1; E-3B/C: 335.1

1. October 1996 – September 1997, Student, Air Battle Manager School, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2. September 1997 – November 2000, 74th Air Control Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
3. November 2000 – May 2001, Student, E-3 Sentry Accelerated Air Weapons Officer Course flight training, Tinker AFB, Okla.
4. May 2001 – August 2002, Chief, Wing Tactics, 552nd Operations Support Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
6. September 2002 – May 2004, 98th Range Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. May 2004 – September 2005, 701st Combat Operations Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
8. September 2005 – September 2013, Air Combat Command Airspace, Ranges, Airfield Operations Division, JBLE, Va.
9. September 2013 – June 2016, Headquarters Air Force Airspace, Ranges and Operations Sustainment Branch, Joint Base Bolling-Anacostia, Md.
10. June 2016 – July 2017, Headquarters Air Force Operational Training Division, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
11. July 2017 – Dec 2017, Deputy Commander, 710th Combat Operations Squadron, JBLE, Va.
12. Dec 2017 – Aug 2019, Commander, 710th COS, JBLE, Va.
13. Aug 2019 – Aug 2023, Reserve Advisor to Ninth AF (AFCENT) Commander, Shaw AFB, S.C.
14. September 2023 – Present, Deputy Commander, 655th ISRW, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal, with five oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award, with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal, one service star
Air and Space Longevity Service Award, with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, two hourglass devices

(Current as of September 2023)