Anne McClain

Anne McClain

Army Officer / Astronaut

US Army / NASA

Houston, TX

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Army Major Anne McClain is a 15-year Army officer who was selected as a NASA Astronaut in 2013. Prior to NASA, McClain was an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout/attack helicopter pilot. She served as an Air Traffic Control Platoon Leader, Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Platoon Leader, Detachment Commander, and Company Commander. As Detachment Commander, she spent 15 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, flying more than 800 combat hours on 216 combat missions as pilot-in-command and Air Mission Commander. As Company Commander, she was responsible for the Army’s initial entry helicopter training, instructor pilot training, and maintenance test pilot training in the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. A senior Army Aviator, she has more than 2,300 flight hours in 22 different aircraft. She is an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilot and instructor pilot, and a rated pilot in the C-12 Huron (King Air), UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-72 Lakota. She is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the US Naval Test Pilot School (Class 143). Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bath in Bath, England and a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England. She is a 2002 Marshall Scholar. Her military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with Valor, two Air Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Service Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, and Air Assault Badge. She is married and the proud mom of a 4-year old son.