Lieutenant Colonel Holly Cirelli, 307th Force Support Squadron commander

Lt. Col. Holly Cirelli is commander of the 307th Force Support Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  As commander, she leads a 90-member unit, providing vital mission support through wing communications support, sustainment services, force development, manpower and personnel services, airman and family readiness services, casualty and mortuary affairs support, and installation readiness.  She is also responsible for coordinating unit readiness and the training, equipping, and deployment of personnel to support contingency operations and prime readiness in base services teams in support of combat operations.

Lt. Col. Cirelli entered the Air Force through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Weber State University in 2001.  Prior to joining the Air Force Reserve, she served on active duty from 2001 to 2012.  She has served in various force support and career broadening positions at the unit, Headquarters Air Force, and combatant command levels.  She has also deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.


2001 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

2001 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2017 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence


  1. May 2001 – May 2002, Chief, Customer Support, 436th Mission Support Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del.
  2. May 2002 – November 2003, Section Commander, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.  (July 2003 – November 2003, PERSCO Team Chief, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan)
  3. November 2003 – May 2004, Officer-in-Charge, Mission Support Branch, Wing Manpower Office, 436th Air Mobility Wing, Dover AFB, Del.
  4. May 2004 – July 2005, Academic Instructor, 436th Training Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
  5. July 2005 – November 2005, Chief, Classroom Instructor Course, 436th TRS, Dyess AFB, Texas
  6. November 2005 – October 2006, Academics Flight Commander, 436th TRS, Dyess AFB, Texas (May 2006 – September 2006, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar)
  7. October 2006 – June 2008 Equal Opportunity Director, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
  8. June 2008 – July 2010, Military Personnel Flight Commander, 11th Mission Support Squadron, Pentagon, Washington D.C. (May 2009 – September 2009, Chief of Protocol, Sather Air Base, Iraq)
  9. July 2010 – April 2012, Chief, Plans, Programs and Protocol, Air Force Foreign Liaison Office, Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  10. April 2012 – July 2015, Policy Advisor, Office of Protocol, Headquarters USINDOPACOM, Camp H.M. Smith Hawaii
  11. July 2015 – October 2015, Senior Protocol Officer, Office of Protocol, Headquarters USINDOPACOM, Camp H.M. Smith Hawaii
  12. October 2015 – July 2018, Chief, Reserve Force Development Integration, Air Force Reserve Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  13. July 2018 – June 2023, Chief, Promotions, Evaluations and Fitness Policy, AFRP, Headquarters USAF, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  14. June 2023 – Present, Commander, 307th Force Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.


Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Air and Space Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters

Air and Space Achievement Medal 

Joint Meritorious Unit Award           

Meritorious Unit Award      

Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with "V" Device and five Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Service Medal     

Iraq Campaign Medal with Service Star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal            

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal        


Second Lieutenant May 7, 2001

First Lieutenant May 30, 2003

Captain May 30, 2005

Major Jan. 1, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 30, 2017


(Current as of August 2023)