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  SecAF Wilson: Mattis' Departure Made it Easier for Me to Resign
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Last EditedPA Indy  May 16, 2019 11:16am
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AuthorOriana Pawlyk
News DateThursday, May 16, 2019 05:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionABOARD A C-37 MILITARY AIRCRAFT -- When Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was asked by then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to step up to the plate and become the 24th secretary for the service, she knew she was in good hands.

Wilson said she regards Mattis as "a pretty amazing leader," one who mentored her and shepherded her through the halls of the Pentagon.

"He was the one who asked me to come. And he's a pretty special guy to work for," she said during an exclusive interview with Military.com on Tuesday.
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