Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, which unifies 11 geographically distinct locations including JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, and JBSA-Camp Bullis. The 8,000-person 502 ABW executes 49 installation support functions to enable the largest Joint Base in DoD consisting of 266 Mission Partners, 80,000 full-time personnel and a local community of more than 250,000 retirees. The 502 ABW also manages and provides oversight for major projects, facilities and infrastructure worth $37 billion.
Prior to assuming her current position, General Pringle served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, directly supporting him in all official duties and engagements with Congress, Allies, the Joint Staff, Combatant Commands and other government agencies. She assessed competing demands across a full spectrum of Air Force and joint service issues and integrated strategic priorities to support his leadership of the 660,000 personnel serving in the United States Air Force.
General Pringle received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991. She has experience in science and technology development, acquisition program management and program and budget analysis. In addition, she promoted international relationships, interoperable capabilities and sustained engagement with partners in the Middle East and Asia during her tenure as commander of the 555th International Materiel Squadron and while serving in Afghanistan as the Political Advisor’s Staff Director for the International Security Assistance Forces. As Vice Commander of 377th Air Base Wing, she assisted in commanding 2,500 personnel serving the Air Force nuclear enterprise and providing mission support to 23,000 military and civilian employees at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.