Lieutenant Colonel JULIANNE J. GILLESPIE

Lt Col Julianne Gillespie is the Commander for the  362nd Recruiting Squadron, Moreno Valley, Calif. As commander, Lt Col Gillespie leads the recruiting activities of six enlisted accession flights, covering more than 149,000 square miles, with approximately 91 active-duty and civilian personnel. The squadron’s mission is the inspire, engage, and recruit the next generation of Airmen and Guardians.

Lt Col Gillespie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She then commissioned as an Aerospace Physiologist through Officer Training School. Since then, Lt Col Gillespie has held several physiology and leadership positions. Additionally, as non-rated aircrew, she has flown in multiple weapons systems and has logged flight time in five different airframes. Prior to her current positions, she was the Deputy Division Chief for Aircrew Performance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (HAF), the Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, where she led two branches and advised three career fields to ensure the safe training and operations to 16,000 Joint aircrew and jumpers with $230 million in assets.


2008 Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.

2010 Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.

2015 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2016 Master of Science in Sports Management- Intercollegiate Athletics, virtual, PennWest California, California, Pa.

2018 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence

2023 Air War College, Correspondence


  1. June 2010 – August 2010, Student, Aerospace Physiology Officer Course, Brooks City-Base, Texas
  2. August 2010 – July 2013, Officer in Charge, Aerospace Physiology Team and Officer in Charge, Aerospace Physiology Flight, 325th Aeromedical Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Fla.
  3. July 2013 – September 2016, Chief, Aerospace Physiology Team Element, 62d Medical Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  4. September 2016 – February 2019, Officer in Charge, Acceleration Operations and Flight Commander, Acceleration Training, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Geographically Separated Unit, Brooks City- Base, Texas
  5. February 2019 – May 2021, Flight Commander, Aerospace Physiology, 14th Operational Medical Squadron & 14th Operations Support Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
  6. May 2021 – May 2024, Aerospace Physiology Branch Chief and Deputy Division Chief, Aircrew Performance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia
  7. June 2024 – Present, Commander, 362nd Recruiting Squadron, Air Force Recruiting Services, Moreno Valley, Calif.


Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster


Non-Rated Officer Aircrew

Operations Support

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