Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

Dr. (Col Ret.) Samantha A. Weeks, USAF


  • Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Mission Director, Science & Research, Polaris Dawn
  • Advisory Board Member to ROGER, the digital military bank division of Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Chief Transformation Officer (July 2022 – February 2024), Shift4 Payments, a $7B public payments company

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired from the Air Force in 2020 after 23 years of active-duty service
  • USAFADS, Thunderbirds, first female solo demonstration pilot
  • Last assignment: Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, MS

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation, January 2024
  • Executive and Professional Coaching Certificate, University of Texas, Dallas, 2022
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Military Strategy, Air University, 2019•Master of Science, Military Strategy, Air University, 2011
  • Master of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, 2005•Bachelor of Science, Biology, United States Air Force Academy, 1997


  • International Women’s Forum (IWF) Fellow, 2019-2022
  • Robert J. Collier Trophy recipient, National Aeronautical Association, 2018
  • Defense Superior Service Medal•Legion of Merit
Dr. (Col Ret.) Samantha A. Weeks, USAF

Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member