Craig M. Ritza is the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The Air Force Personnel Center is one of two AF centralized personnel centers ready to support the Total Force Human Capital Management needs of more than 1.3 million active and retired personnel.  Air Force Reserve Command’s 35 wings and 10 independent groups operate at nine reserve bases, 54 active duty, joint reserve, Air National Guard bases and five miscellaneous locations throughout the Air Force. The command provides support to each of the Air Force major commands and the combatant commanders across the globe.

Mr. Ritza’s career experience spans across military service, contracting, and federal civilian service.  It includes leadership performance with the Air Force in weapon systems acquisition, information technology, and force development and the Army as Chief of Automation.

1989   Associates of Science, Information Systems Management, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1993   Bachelor of Art Degree, Economic Policy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2001   Army Management Staff College, Sustaining Base and Leadership Management Ft Belvoir, Va.
2005   Masters Degree, Business Mgmt & Administration, University of Colorado,  Colorado Springs, Colo.
2015   Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

May 1987 - Aug 1989,  Computer Operator/COMSEC, 601st Tactical Control Sq, Prum AFS, GE
Aug 1989 - Aug 1990,  Computer Operator/COMSEC, 601st Tactical Control Sq, Zweibrucken AFS, GE
Aug 1990 - Jun 1991,  Information Systems Operator, 47th Comm Group, Cheyenne Mountain AFS, Colo.
Jan 1992 - Feb 1996, Computer Operations Supervisor, Kaman Sciences Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Feb 1996 - July 1997,  Integration/Configuration Mgt Spt, Kaman Sciences Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo.
July  1997 - Oct 1999,  Computer Specialist/Integration, ESC/DET 5/NDCQQ, Peterson AFB, Colo.
Oct 1999 - Jan 2003, Chief of Automation, GS-12, 39th Signal Battalion, Netherlands
Jan 2003 - Dec 2003,  Networking Specialist, GS-12, AFSPC CSS/SCNW, Peterson AFB, Colo.
Dec 2003 - Sep 2007,  Deputy Program Manager, GS-13, AFMC ESC/NGC, Peterson AFB, Colo.
Sep 2007 - Nov 2010,  Chief, Comm-Info Career Field Team, HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas
Nov 2010 - June 2012, Division Chief, Manpower, Personnel, and Training, AFSPC/AFNIC, Scott AFB, Ill.
June 2012 - June 2015, Deputy Director, Medical Force Development, HAF/SG1/8A, DHHQ, Va.
June 2015 - Oct 2018,  Director, AF Personnel Operations Activity, AFPOA/DP, JBSA - Randolph, Texas
Oct 2018 – Present,  Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Colo.

Achievement Medal for Civilian Service
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service
Air Force Civilian Achievement Award
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Exemplary Civilian Service Award

GS-11, 1997
GS-12, 1999
GS-13, 2003
YC-02, 2007
GS-14, 2009
GS-15, 2012

(Current as of July 2019)