Defense Secretary Jim Mattis swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon May 16, 2017.
“We have got a lot of work to do under the guidance of Secretary Defense Mattis and with the support of the United States Congress we will restore the readiness of the force so that we can win any fight, anytime, anywhere,” Wilson said. “We’re going to cost effectively modernize the force and drive innovation to bring new capabilities to the service of liberty, and underpinning it all will be a commitment to people. Thank you to the Airmen who protect the freedom we enjoy. You and your families represent the best of what it means to be an American.” – SecAF Heather Wilson
SecAF Wilson has more than 35 years of professional experience in a range of leadership and management roles in the military, higher education, government and private industry.