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Kim CampbellCol. Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell
Most widely recognized for her combat experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kim “Killer Chick” (KC) Campbell received the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism when the airplane she was flying while supporting ground troops was hit with a surface to air missile. She was able to successfully recover her wounded A-10 airplane and recover back to base, a daring feat only accomplished successfully once before.
KC is a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. She is a Marshall Scholar with two master's degrees, one in business administration from the University of London, and one in international security studies from the University of Reading, England.
She is qualified as an instructor pilot and flight examiner in the A-10, a ground attack and close air support aircraft. Her operational assignments include duty as an A-10 test program manager and division commander, director of operations, squadron commander, and group commander. She is a command pilot with over 1,800 hours in the A-10, including 375 combat hours. She has flown combat missions in Operation Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. Based on her extensive experience, KC spent a year at the Atlantic Council as the Air Force Senior Fellow. She has also served as the Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
KC is still serving in the Air Force, currently assigned to the United States Air Force Academy as the Chair, Airpower Innovation & Integration, Department of Military and Strategic Studies. She is married to Colonel Scott Campbell and has two sons.