HQ RIO welcomes new commander

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  • By Master Sgt. Eric Amidon
  • Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization

Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization (RIO), welcomed their new commander at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 28.

U. S. Air Force Col. Amy J. Boehle took command of RIO during an Assumption of Command ceremony officiated by Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center commander, Col. Kelli B. Smiley.

Boehle is now the fourth commander responsible for seamlessly integrating over 8,000 wartime-ready Individual Reserve (IR) forces in more than 50 major commands (MAJCOM), combatant commands (COCOM), and government agencies tasked to meet Air Force Combatant Commander requirements.

Smiley opened by thanking the RIO team for their dedication and recognizing the culture of "service before self” shared by the members of the "RIO family" before moving on with the ceremony.

 "You are a perfect fit for this unique organization," she said.  "It's a global organization and an important mission of support that I know you are equally as passionate about as well.”

Boehle assumes command of HQ RIO after having served as the 927th Mission Support Group commander at MacDill AFB, FL.

"It is an absolute privilege to stand before you today," Boehle said. "I am really grateful to Col. Smiley, the AFRC team, and the ARPC team, for truly trusting me to take this position. It's not a command that I take lightly because I understand the critical impact we have on the war fighters around the globe."

During her career, Boehle has served as a personnel officer in various roles at the wing and MAJCOM level and at Headquarters Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.