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Heather Simone

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Feb 1, 2018

Major Heather Simone is an active duty U.S. Air Force Officer and currently serves as a Senior Leader Assignment Officer for the Air Force Colonels Group.  She advises SecAF, CSAF and Colonels on assignments, retirements, professional education and development opportunities.  She also develops and implements force management policies and long-range plans to maximize the  Air Force’s human capitol.  In her eleven years of service, she has deployed in support of combat operations in Qatar and forward deployed to seven forward operating bases in Afghanistan.  She received her commission from ROTC University of Saint Thomas, MN with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management and will attend Air Force Strategic Policy Internship in 2018.

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