Col Charlan “Charlie” Poirson, USAFR
Col 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.
Col Kelly Hamilton, USAF, Ret
Col Kelly Hamilton, USAF, RetVice President
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.
Maj Kara Lynn Sandifur, USAF, Ret
Maj 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 Kim Corcoran, USAF, Ret
Col Kim Corcoran, USAF, RetSecretary
Kim is a 1982 graduate of the US Air Force Academy (3d class that accepted women). Attended pilot training at Vance AFB. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. Command tours include: Commander, 116th Operations Group; Vice Commander, USAF Expeditionary Center; and Commander 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing.
Kim retired from the Air Force in 2021 with 4600 flight hours in the T-38, T-1A, E-3 and E-8C. She retired a second time as the civilian Director of Staff at the USAF Expeditionary Center.
She currently resides in Ft Worth, TX and enjoys cycling.
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!
Lt Col Caitlin Riley, USAF
Lt Col Caitlin Riley, USAFDirector
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).
Col Kathy Cosand, USAFR, Ret.
Col Kathy Cosand, USAFR, Ret.Director (Immediate Past President)
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 full career with a major airline. Kathy is the immediate past president of WMA.