Brig. Gen. Allison A. Hickey is Director, Future Total Force Directorate (Total Force Integration), Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. She provides leadership and oversight for four divisions in the areas of strategic planning, mission development, media, and congressional advocacy and program and resource implementation for more than 140 new units and their associated missions. These missions include equipment, funding, training, infrastructure, processes, policies, legislation, instructions and doctrine. She is responsible for shifting billions of dollars towards new capabilities across the Air Force portfolio and directing new organizational models for a world-wide 500,000 person organization including active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units and personnel. She is also responsible for the stand-up and day-to-day staff operations, personnel actions and policies of the directorate.
General Hickey is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the first class to admit women. She has served in all three of the Air Force components: 10 years active duty, one year with the Air Force Reserve and 13 years with the Air National Guard. The general has held a variety of positions at the unit, state, National Guard Bureau and Air Staff levels, and she has spent more than 15 years in Washington, D.C., in the fields of strategic planning and defense reviews. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Assistant Deputy Director, Directorate of Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, where she provided leadership and oversight for five divisions focused on future concepts, transformation, strategic planning, and Quadrennial Defense Review initiatives and long-range future force structure planning efforts.
The general has more than 1,500 hours in the KC-135A and KC-10A as an aircraft commander and pilot.