Peggy Poore

Class XIV (2018)


Peggy Poore (Major General, USAF, Retired) is the Executive Vice President, Partners for Community Change at the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing United Way’s community investment strategy and implementation, the Volunteer Center, and it’s 2-1-1 call center operations. Prior to joining United Way in November 2017, she concluded a successful 30-year career in the United States Air Force.

Before joining the Air Force, Peggy earned her B.S. degree in Business Management from Radford University. During her military career, she earned three Masters degrees: Public Administration from Troy State University, Military Arts and Sciences from Air University, and National Resource Strategy from National Defense University.

Upon joining the Air Force in July 1987, Peggy served initially as an Administration Officer, but soon transitioned to becoming a Personnel Officer where she served the vast majority of her career. She served as an executive officer, protocol officer, squadron section commander and commanded at the squadron, group (twice), wing, and numbered Air Force equivalent levels. Her staff tours included a congressional liaison officer in the Secretary of the Air Force’s Office of Legislative Liaison, several positions in the Air Force General Officer Matters Office, the executive officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff of Personnel, Director of Manpower and Personnel at Headquarters Air Combat Command, and the senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. During her career, her overseas tours included the staff at the United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany; commander of an Expeditionary Mission Support Group at Bagram, Afghanistan; and commander of an Air Base Wing at Lajes Field, the Azores, Portugal. In her final assignment, she was the Commander of the Air Force Personnel Center at JBSA-Randolph in San Antonio and remains the longest serving Commander in the Center’s history (4 years).

Her military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Peggy lives in San Antonio and is a graduate of San Antonio’s Masters Leadership Program (Class XIV).