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Lt Gen Susan J. Helms

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Stephanie Lamy

on 12 February 2014

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Transcript of Lt Gen Susan J. Helms

Lt Gen Susan J. Helms
- Commander, 14th Air Force
- Air Force Academy Graduate
- Nominated by Obama to become Vice Commander (Air Force Space Command)
By: Cadet Lamy
AS 300

- Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space (Vandenberg AFB, CA)
- 5 Space Shuttle Missions
- NASA astronaut (former resident of the ISS)
- Longest spacewalk to date
(8 hours and 56 minutes)
(Aeronautical Engineering)
- Masters Degree from Stanford University
- Returned to active duty after 12-year NASA career
- 30 different types of U.S. and Canadian aircraft
- Held up by Senator Claire McCaskill over a sexual assault case
- Captain Matthew S. Herrera
- For Helms, the prosecution failed to prove its case
- Nomination was withdrawn, 7 Nov 2013
- Relinquished command of 14th Air Force
- Distinguished Service Medal from General William L. Shelton
McCaskill says Helms, "sent a damaging message to survivors of sexual assault who are seeking justice in the military justice system"
(leads Air Force Space Command)
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