1982: Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering at the, Tempe
1995: Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base
1997: Master"s degree in aviation science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
2001: Master"s degree in national security strategy, National War College in Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia
As commander of the 17th Air Force and United States. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, she was responsible for all United States air actions that involved Africa. In March 2011, she commanded the air component of the United States contribution to the no-fly zone over Libya, sanctioned by the United Nations, making her the first woman to oversee a United States. combat air campaign. She retired on April 1, 2014.
She left the region when she was about ten years old.
Foreign most of her career she flew aerial refueling aircraft such as the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, though she also has experience in the Boeing C-40 Clipper, the C-37 military version of the Gulfstream G550, and the T-37 and T-38 trainers. She was involved the United States. invasion of Panama, Operation Allied Force, Operations Northern and Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom and missions during the Iraq War.
In 2007, she became commander of the 89th Airlift Wing, which includes responsibility for Air Force One, and in June 2010 became commander of the Seventeenth Air Force, the United States. Air Force branch of the United States Africa Command. As such, she was the operational commander for the United States. involvement in the 2011 military intervention in Libya, dubbed Operation Odyssey Dawn, before command of the whole operation was transferred to North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After handing over command of Seventeenth Air Force, she was posted Stateside.
Her Air Force official profile lists her appointments since as: September 2012 - June 2013, Air Force Chief of Safety, Headquarters United States., and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, North.M. Retired mid 2014.
1982: Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering at the Arizona State University, Tempe List of promotions Woodward has received during her career:.