The Arnold Air Society National Commander
Courtney Conway is a native of Oxford, Mississippi and is also a senior at Mississippi State University pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics. She is an Air Force ROTC cadet at Detachment 425 and has been an active member of the Arnold Air Society Kenneth J. Snedden Squadron since her freshman year. Courtney became passionate about the organization after she met many “Arnies” throughout the years who inspired her to dedicate hard work for her community and squadron. Last year, Courtney decided to take her passion a step further by gathering a team of nine incredible young leaders and running for the Arnold Air Society National Headquarters and was recently elected at the 2017 National Conclave (NATCON) in Orlando, Fl. As the National Commander, she strives to collaborate with her team and AAS cadet leadership nationwide to work toward strengthening squadrons across the country and achieving the AAS mission to build strong Air Force officers.
Courtney and her team have developed a mission to promote quality communication, aid the development of Silver Wings and the Air Force Association, and promote service through recognition. Their goals for the organization include reaching over 100,000 service hours, activating or reactivating five squadrons, encourage 700 AAS members to attend NATCON, have two submissions to the Air Force ROTC Suggestion Program per squadron, 100 percent squadron participation with their local AFA chapter, and to activate one Silver Wings chapter Area. This year, one of their national initiatives is to coordinate with Silver Wings to promote and execute the Joint National Project – Trafficking, Abuse, Prevention, and Support Network (TAPS). Another joint initiative is to fundraise for the Air Force Aid Society through the AAS/SW National Fundraising Project.
As the Arnold Air Society National Commander, Courtney aims to utilize this opportunity to gain leadership and managerial experience, mentor “Arnie” leadership and young cadets, and ultimately maximize the capabilities of AAS through their mission and goals. She also hopes to improve joint relations among Arnold Air Society, Silvers Wings, and the Air Force Association and work with these sister organizations to accomplish their unique missions. Courtney is excited to lead the Arnold Air Society National Staff and work closely with the Silver Wings National Staff. She looks forward to another outstanding year! To learn more about Arnold Air Society, click here.