Who is Lt Col Denise Harris??
My family and I have lived in Heber since August 2015 and love calling this beautiful place home. I grew up outside Rochester NY in the town of Henrietta. After graduating from Our Lady of Mercy (all girl Catholic HS), I headed to Penn State University on a full Air Force ROTC scholarship. I did many exciting things in the cadet corps and got my commission as a 2Lt after graduating with a BS in Applied Mathematics in May 1991. I met my husband Tim, who was also a cadet and we married in 1993. We enjoyed several assignments together and finally retired from the Air Force in August 2014 (and August 2015 for my husband), each of us with almost 23 years on active duty.
My career field was Space and Missile Operations (no, I wasn't an astronaut...but I met a few!). I worked command and control of military communication satellites, satellite requirements and development, missile defense systems, satellite tracking and surveillance, nuclear missile operations, nuclear missile and warhead upgrades, space professional development requirements, and National Security policy development. Throughout my career, I have been an operator, instructor, evaluator, commander and scheduler....and have led as few as two airmen to as many as 170. We have been stationed in Colorado Springs (twice), Vandenberg AFB in Lompoc CA (twice), Los Angeles AFB CA, FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne WY and ended our careers outside Washington DC at the National Reconnaissance Office.
Tim and I have two children. Our son Cody graduated from Wasatch HS in 2017 and is currently an Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Our daughter Meg is a junior at Wasatch and fellow JROTC cadet! I love to be outside hiking, camping, and skiing (Tim is a ski patroller at Park City....we like skiing!). I also have a creative side and like scrapbooking, crafting and taking photographs.