Nikki Foster

Candidate for Congress, Ohio’s First District

Service: US Air Force

Nikki Foster graduated from the United State Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Mandarin and later received a Master’s in Diplomacy from Norwich University. After 9/11, she signed up for pilot training. In her twelve years of active duty, she deployed to the Middle East five times and commanded more than half of her 217 combat missions. Nikki attained the rank of Major. Her military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, eight Air Medals, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Nikki is now in the Air Force Reserves serving as a USAF Academy Admissions Liaison Officer. In 2015, she was accepted into General Electric Aviation’s premier veterans Junior Officer Leadership Program in Evendale, Ohio. Today she is a GE Veterans Network hire pillar leader and works to hire veterans from all branches of service into the company. She also volunteers as a veteran career transition counselor for Hire Heroes USA. Nikki lives in Mason, Ohio with her husband, Rob, and her sons, Wyatt and Henry.