School of Mines’ Wilson Nominated as Air Force SecretaryJanuary 23, 2017 |
RAPID CITY, S.D. — President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force.
A White House statement said Monday that Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, if confirmed.
Wilson served in Congress from 1998 to 2009, where she was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.
She also served on the House Armed Services Committee.