Skip to comments.Senate confirms Trumpís pick for Air Force secretary
Posted on 05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT by george76
The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force.
Senators approved Wilsons nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trumps first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber.
Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009.
She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the services top civilian post.
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The United States Air Force Academy began admitting women during her junior year at Keene High School (Keene, New Hampshire), and Wilson applied and was appointed to the Academy. At the Academy, she was the first woman to command basic training and the first woman Vice Wing Commander. She graduated in 1982 as a Distinguished Graduate (magna cum laude equivalent). Although she had planned to go to flight school, Wilson earned a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford during the sixth year that women were permitted to apply and continued her education at Jesus College, University of Oxford, earning an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in international relations by 1985.
No combat (or even flight) experience. She's an academic.
Trump’s nominations are in slow motion going through the Senate.
It’s what she is that counts these days.
Explains the 22 votes, likely all DemocRATS, against her unless Angry McCain and Goober Graham joined to vote against her too.
Better than the sodomite formerly Secretary of the the Army.
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If she cleans out the faggotry and the political correctness, she’ll be doing her job.
Don’t shortchange her. The Rhodes scholarship is for a Master’s degree (two years allocated) and only rarely are asked by the Rhodes Committee to continue for the D Phil.
She is really sharp, believe me. She was at Oxford with Lt Gen Michelle Johnson (who is currently Superintendent of the USAF Academy) and are very capable of handling very tough situations.
That's a low bar to cross ... but see #8.
I shall be more blunt: The job of the Air Force is to kill people and break things ... wholesale. I hope she understands that.
Don't sell her short. Read a bit further down that Wikipedia listing:
Wilson is an instrument rated private pilot.
What's your point?
See Number 10.
Her photo is at this link -
I hope looks are deceiving, or it’s possible you won’t get your wish.
Wilson is now the Pentagons second Senate-confirmed political appointment in the Trump administration. Defense Secretary James Mattis was the first. There are now 55 more such positions to be filled.
Her photo is at this link -
I hope looks are deceiving, or its possible you wont get your wish.
Are you suggesting she is a lesbian?
She is married to Jay Hone, an attorney and retired Air Force Colonel. They have three adult children.
Good news. Mark Green, Trump’s pick for Army Secretary, had to bow out a few days ago because he is Christian and didn’t agree with the transgender bathroom issue and teaching Islam in schools.
AND the current Air Force Academy President is ....
Can anyone here fill in the blank?
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