Colonel Donna Pilson entered the Air Force in 1993 as a distinguished graduate of Air Force ROTC at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. She later obtained a Master of Science in Aerospace Science Technology at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Patrick AFB, Florida. Throughout her illustrious 25-year military career, Colonel Pilson served in various positions, assignments, and deployments. In her last assignment, Colonel Pilson served as Support Equipment and Vehicles Division Chief and Senior Material Leader, Agile Combat Support Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. There, she was the single point manager for over 24,000 active end items and 87,000 vehicles, executing more than $1B a year!