Colonel Riley is the Commander of the 56th Medical Group, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. She is responsible for all medical care and medical support to the 56th Fighter Wing, including 26 squadrons and all foreign flight training officers from the Republic of Singapore. As commander, she serves as the Chief Executive Officer of a multispecialty clinic and a dental clinic, and he is responsible for health services for more than 26,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries.

Colonel Riley directly commissioned into the Air Force as a FirstLieutenant in April 2002. She was a Distinguished Graduate at both Commissioned Officer Training and Bioenvironmental Engineering School. Prior to her current assignment, Colonel Riley was the Commander of Detachment 5 for the 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory at Joint Base San Antonio-
Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In this role, she led 175 Air Force and Army personnel at the Department of Defense's sole directed
energy bioeffects laboratory. Col Riley previously commanded the 15th Medical Operations Squadron at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

Additionally, she served on the Air Force Central Command staff as the Command Bioenvironmental Engineer where she supported 140,000 deployed coalition forces at nine operational locations. She also served as the commander, 959th Clinical Support Squadron at JBSA Ft Sam Houston TX - Brooke Army Medical Center. She leads a team supporting 255 thousand beneficiaries in a 425-bed joint service inpatient hospital at the Department of Defense's sole Level 1 Trauma Center.


1996 Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, University of Colorado
1998 Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Ala., by correspondence
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master of Military Operational Art & Science, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
2015 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala, by correspondence
2019 Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Va.
2020 Master of Strategic Studies (with Academic Distinction), Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2022 Military Health System Capstone Course


  1. April 2002 - June 2005, Bioenvironmental Engineer, 89th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md. (January
    2005 - May 2005, Officer in Charge of Bioenvironmental Engineering, 447th Air Expeditionary Group, Sather Air Base, Iraq)
  2. June 2005 - September 2006, Chief, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Lajes Field, Portugal
  3. September 2006 - May 2008, Deputy Flight Commander, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  4. May 2008 - July 2009, Executive Officer, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  5. July 2009 - July 1010, Flight Commander, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Kunsan AB, Republic ofSouth Korea
  6. July 2010 - June 2011,Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  7. June 2011 - September 2012, Flight Commander, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  8. September 2012 - October 2013, Chief, Inspections and Evaluations, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  9. October 2013 - April 2014, Director of Inspections, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  10. April 2014 - June 2016, Command Bioenvironmental Engineer, U.S. Air Force Central Command, Shaw AFB, S.C.
  11. June 2016 - July 2018, Commander, 15th Medical Operations Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
  12. July 2018 - July 2019, Director of Joint Integration, Hawaii Enhanced Multi-Service Market, Honolulu, Hawaii
  13. July 2019 - May 2020,Student, Air War College,Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  14. June 2020 - May 2022, Commander, Detachment 5,711th Human Performance Wing, Joint Base San Antonio - Ft Sam
    Houston, Texas
  15. June 2022 - June 2023, Commander, 959th Clinical Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio - Ft Sam Houston, Texas
  16. June 2023 - present, Commander, 56th Medical Group, Luke AFB, Arizona


Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster


First Lieutenant                            April 8, 2002
Captain                                        February 23, 2003
Major                                           January 1, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel                      January 1, 2015
Colonel                                        April 1, 2022


(Current as of March 2023)