Ashley Green is entering her second season as the cadet manager for the Air Force women's gymnastics team, after a back injury forced her to cut her collegiate career short. As the squad's manager, the senior works closely with the program's coaching staff during the day-to-day practice sessions.
Green, a member of Cadet Squadron 22, is majoring in physics at the Academy. She has held many leadership positions at the Academy, including Element Leader, Summer SPACE Commander, Squadron Safety Officer, Academic Clerk, Support Clerk, Summer SPACE Superintendent and Athletic NCO. She has been named to the Athletic Director's List for five semesters, the Dean's List for four semesters, the Commandant's List (excellence in military performance) for one semester. She is currently doing physics research for a Falcon Sat program. Her future plans include attending graduate school and serving as a physicist in the Air Force.
As a prep athlete at Monache High School, Green lettered in track and field and placed second in the pole vault at the league championships. She also excelled academically, ranking first in her class. She competed in gymnastics at the club level for Central California Gymnastics Institute (CCGI), where she was coached by Chuck Krause, Link Franzini and Donna Smith. Green was a two-time participant at the Level 9 Regional Championships, highlighted by a ninth-place finish in the all-around in 2005. She was also a four-year qualifier to the Level 9 state championships, where she placed second on the floor exercise in 2006.
Green, a native of Porterville, Calif., is the daughter of Ken and Annie Green. She has one older brother, Ken, and one older sister, Candie. She comes from a military family, as seven relatives have served. Her hobbies include country music, baking, reading and SCUBA diving. Green received her SCUBA certification during the summer of 2009, while participating in Operation Air Force at Anderson AFB, Guam. This past summer, she served as a counselor during Falcon Sports Camps and went on a trip to London and Vienna for a conference on Space Situation Awareness.