|President of University of Texas at El Paso|
|Assumed office |
August 15, 2019
|Preceded by||Diana Natalicio|
|24th United States Secretary of the Air Force|
May 16, 2017 – May 31, 2019
|Preceded by||Deborah Lee James|
|Succeeded by||Matthew Donovan (acting)|
|President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology|
June 17, 2013 – May 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Robert Wharton|
|Succeeded by||Jim Rankin|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Mexico's 1st district
June 25, 1998 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Steven Schiff|
|Succeeded by||Martin Heinrich|
Heather Ann Wilson
December 30, 1960
Keene, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Education||United States Air Force Academy (BS)|
Jesus College, Oxford (MPhil, DPhil)
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1982–1989|
Heather Ann Wilson (born December 30, 1960) is an American politician. Wilson was the 24th United States Secretary of the Air Force from May 16, 2017 through May 31, 2019. She served as President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 1998 to 2009. She was the first female military veteran elected to a full term in Congress.
After leaving Congress she was leading consulting firm Heather Wilson & Company.
References[change | change source]
-  Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine[better source needed]
- See "Women in Congress: Heather A. Wilson" Archived 2011-04-07 at the Wayback Machine. Helen Douglas Mankin was a Red Cross civilian nurse who served in World War I, but did not have veteran status. Catherine Small Long, a member of the Navy WAVES, was elected to complete the term of her husband who died in office and did not run for re-election.
- "President Donald J. Trump Intends To Nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force". Archived from the original on 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- Carney, J. Senate confirms Trump's Air Force chief. 05/08/17 06:02 PM EDT
- Lamothe, Dan; Sonne, Paul (March 8, 2019). "Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says she will resign". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- Morgan, Wesley (March 8, 2019). "Air Force secretary is stepping down". Politico. Retrieved March 8, 2019.