|24th United States Secretary of the Air Force|
|Assumed office |
May 16, 2017
|Preceded by||Deborah Lee James|
|President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology|
June 17, 2013 – May 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Robert Wharton|
|Succeeded by||Jan Puszynsk|
|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|
|Born||Heather Ann Wilson|
December 30, 1960
Keene, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Education||United States Air Force Academy (BS)|
Jesus College, Oxford (MPhil, PhD)
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1982–1989|
|*Pending Senate confirmation|
Heather Ann Wilson (born December 30, 1960) is an American politician. Wilson is the 24th and current United States Secretary of the Air Force since May 16, 2017. 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.
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- See "Women in Congress: Heather A. Wilson". 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.
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