Colonel Kerya Reyes is currently assigned to the Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization as Commander, Detachment 5, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Detachment 5 manages all Individual Reserve matters for more than 1,400 Individual Mobilization Augmentees assigned to positions located around the world.
She recently completed an assignment as Deputy Commander, 315th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. In this capacity she was responsible for more than 800 officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel assigned to Security Forces, Force Support, Logistics Readiness, two Aerial Port Squadrons and the Civil Engineering Flight, supporting combat operations and U.S. sponsored humanitarian relief efforts.
Col Reyes received her commission through the Air Force Officer Training School in 1999. A career Force Support officer, she has served in various operational and staff assignments at the unit, MAJCOM and combatant command levels to include serving as the USCENTCOM Chief of General Officer Matters, where she briefed the Army two-star Chief of Staff on a weekly basis. She was pivotal to the transition of General Petraeus from CENTCOM Commander to Commander, International Security Forces/US Forces - Afghanistan and all the required senior officer actions that affected this significant leadership changeover. Additionally, she served as the USCENTCOM Air Force Element Section Commander, a g-series order commander responsible for good order and discipline of over 900 Total Force Airmen. Col Reyes has deployed to Qatar and Uzbekistan supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Col Reyes served on active duty for twelve years in a variety of personnel assignments, including Military Personnel Flight Section Chief, and AFSOC Support Officer Assignments before cross-training to Manpower as the Manpower and Organization Flight Chief at Little Rock AFB. She transitioned to the Air Force Reserve as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee in 2011 at USCENTCOM.
Following her USCENTCOM tour she served in several leadership positions in the Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, culminating in her assignment as the Deputy, Personnel Division, where she was responsible for policies, programs and objectives involving the assignment, education and training, separation, retirement, equal opportunity, career progression, and quality of life for nearly 90,000 military and civilian personnel covering three Numbered Air Forces, 34 wings, 10 groups, and operating locations world-wide.