Colonel Charlan “Charlie” Poirson, USAFR
Colonel Charlan “Charlie” Poirson, USAFRPresident
Colonel Poirson is the CIO and Director of Future Operations and Integration for the Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley
Air Force Base, CO. She is responsible for the design, development, and fielding of new technologies and systems to support Personnel Services for more than 1.3 million ARPC customers around the world.
LTC Diana L. Davis, US Army, Ret
LTC Diana L. Davis, US Army, RetVice President
Diana served in the U.S. Army from 1979 through 1999 and retired as a Lt. Col. The best jobs in the Army were: Helicopter
Maintenance Test Pilot; Battalion Ops Officer (S-3), and as the Assignments Officer for Army Personnel Command. Diana
has been a financial advisor and certified financial planner since 1995.
Major Kara Lynn Sandifur, USAF, Ret
Major Kara Lynn Sandifur, USAF, RetTreasurer
WMA Member since 2013
Southern Illinois University, BS Aviation Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, graduate studies Aviation
Safety and Human Factors. Aircraft flown: T-37, T-1, C-141, KC-135. Lives in Chicago, enjoys travel, reading and loving on
her nephew and niece.
Col Jennifer Aupke, ANG
Col Jennifer Aupke, ANGSecretary
“I am passionate and driven to see the statistics reversed so that more women are joining the military and becoming pilots.”
A graduate of the USAF Academy in 2001, Jennifer has flown the C-172, T-37, UH-1, HH-60G, U/HH-60M, HC-130J, and
CAPT Lucy B. Young, USNR, Ret
CAPT Lucy B. Young, USNR, RetClerk of the Corporation
Lucy has been a member of WMA since 1990 and has served as the Clerk for several years. She is a graduate of Purdue
University. From May 1986 she has flown for Piedmont Airlines, USAir, USAirways, and American Airlines. In 2019 she flew
her retirement flight to Bologna, Italy, with an all-female crew and Lucy as Captain!
Col Kelly Hamilton, USAF, Ret
Col Kelly Hamilton, USAF, RetDirector
WMA Charter Member (1982) WMA President 1987-1990. Commissioned in 1973 and served as Avionics Maintenance
Officer at Nellis AFB. Kelly was selected for the first cadre of 20 women to attend Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training
and graduated in 1978. Military aircraft flown; T-41, T37, T38, KC135, retired airline pilot.
Col Kathy Cosand, USAFR, Ret.
Col Kathy Cosand, USAFR, Ret.Director
A member of the first class of women to go through USAF pilot training, Kathy went on to a full career with the USAF
Reserves, flying the C-141. While simultaneous supporting an active duty husband and raising a family, Kathy also flew a
full career with a major airline. Kathy is the immediate past president of WMA.
Lt. Col. Peggy Carnahan, USAF, Ret.
Lt. Col. Peggy Carnahan, USAF, Ret.Director
WMA service: member since early 1980s. Membership Chair, Convention Committee Chair (twice), Secretary, Vice
President (multiple times). Managing two WMA Facebook pages, providing input to the WMA Twitter account. Member of
the Historical Committee. 1980 USAF Academy graduate (first class with women).