Warriors with Big Hearts
Jun 05, 2018 12:00 PM
Cathy C. McClain, Dauntless Leadership
Warriors with Big Hearts

Cathy will share rare insights about Air Force members who live in our community and what is was like being a mom, wife, and commander leading warriors with big hearts into combat.

Cathy McClain's Air Force career spanned 25 years and offered her a myriad of leadership and coaching experiences, from commanding a KC-135 crew executing missions around the globe, to teaching Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy. Cathy commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels. She deployed as a group commander, leading combat flight operations into Iraq and also served as the commander of the Air Force's largest tanker wing, the 22nd ARW at McConnell AFB. Cathy culminated her military career at the Pentagon where she was the director of general officer promotions, assignments, and leadership development. Cathy then worked for Boeing, leading teams working on B-52 weapons systems and KC-46 air refueling software. Next, she served as an executive at Spirit AeroSystems, leading the Business and Regional Jet programs. Cathy is a Georgetown University-certified executive leadership coach. Her company, Dauntless Leadership, LLC promotes courageous and people-centered leadership. Cathy is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates. In her spare time, she serves as a reserve Emergency Medical Technician for Sedgwick County.