Brig. Gen. Carol C. Elliott is vice commander, Air Intelligence Agency, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. An Air Force field operating agency, AIA's mission is to gain, exploit, defend and attack information to ensure superiority in the air, space and information domains. The agency's 16,000 people worldwide deliver flexible collection, tailored air and space intelligence, weapons monitoring and information warfare products and services.
The general is a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where she was commissioned in 1973. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and political science from Iowa State University, and a master of business administration degree in aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The general's military career includes positions as intelligence analyst, targeting officer and collection manager, and assignments with Air Staff force management and security. She directed intelligence activities at wings and all three combat Air Force major commands.
The general commanded a 2,700-person intelligence group in the Pacific with subordinate units in Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Guam, Thailand and Australia. In 1995 she led combined intelligence operations for NATO air operations over Bosnia. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as vice director of intelligence for the Joint Staff.