Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

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


  • Committee Member; Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Vice President, Corporate Transformation, Shift4 Payments
  • Mission Director, Science & Research, Polaris Dawn
  • Serves on the Only Sky, Inc. board of directors

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

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

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • 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

Achievements / Awards / Recognition

  • 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