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Martha McSally, Senate Candidate [R, AZ]


Martha McSally was the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat as well as the first woman to command a fighter squadron in combat in US history. She has earned national recognition for successfully overturning a military policy requiring all US servicewomen to wear a Muslim Abaya and headscarf when off base in Saudi Arabia. She retired from the US Air Force as a colonel in 2010.


Martha McSally is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned her Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. She earned her second Master’s degree in Strategic Studies while attending the USAF Air War College and graduating first in her class. She was also a regional finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship and a White House Fellowship National Finalist. She earned an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Rhode Island College and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Center on Women in Policing.


Martha McSally was Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany until she ran for Congress in 2012, losing narrowly.  She won her US House seat in 2014, and is now seeking a Senate nomination for her party.


D.O.B 03/22/1966
Location Arizona
Office 510 Cannon House Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-225-2542
Fax 202-225-0378