President Donald Trump has chosen former New Mexico representative and graduate of the Air Force academy Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary:

“Heather Wilson is going to make an outstanding Secretary of the Air Force,” Trump said in a statement. “Her distinguished military service, high level of knowledge, and success in so many different fields gives me great confidence that she will lead our nation’s Air Force with the greatest competence and integrity.”

Wilson graduated from the academy in 1982 “as part of the third class to admit women in academy history.” She then served in the Air Force until 1989 when she “joined the National Security Council under President George H.W. Bush.”

She also studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar earning a masters and doctoral degree. Wilson hopes to strengthen the Air Force:

“America and our vital national interests continue to be threatened,” Wilson said in a statement. “I will do my best, working with our men and women in the military, to strengthen American air and space power to keep the country safe.”