Lieutenant Commander Amy M. Gabriel is a U.S. Navy Officer currently serving as the Defense Fellow for Senator John McCain (R-AZ), working with the Senate Arms Services Committee on key defense and foreign policy issues. A native of Philadelphia, Amy graduated from Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. After graduation, she joined the Flight Dynamics Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where she certified as a Trajectory Operations Officer for the International Space Station. She then joined the U.S. Navy in 2005 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 2007. She was assigned to the “Fighting Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron THREE TWO and deployed with Carrier Air Wing THREE aboard the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN to serve in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. Amy graduated from United States Naval Test Pilot School and was then assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron NINE. She earned her Masters of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School. She is qualified in the F/A-18F and the F-16D, and has over 1,200 flight hours and 120 arrested carrier landings.