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Jennifer Walters

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Jan 10, 2022

Jennifer Walters is a Speechwriter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the U.S. Air Force. A KC-10A instructor pilot, she led aircrew on air refueling, humanitarian, and contingency operations across the globe. She deployed four times in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve, and Resolute Support, completing over 100 combat sorties. she is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is also the co-founder of Air Mobility Command’s Reach Athena that identifies and addresses female and family-centric barriers to readiness.

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