Director, Diversity & Inclusion Program/Superintendent, Integrated Resilience Program, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Mishon is a retiring United States Air Force (USAF) servicemember with 20 years of honorable service. Enlisting in 2002, she held numerous positions around the world. It was early in her career that she realized her thirst for developing innovative ways to educate the force’s leaders. In 2009, she leaned into her passion for public speaking, creating the first Toastmasters International Chapter at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida.
In 2014, the USAF recognized her calling and selected Mishon to serve as an Instructor of Professional Military Education at the accredited Aviano Air Base, Italy, Airman Leadership School. During her time, she delivered 2,400 hours of curriculum and awarded 1,500 credits to 280+ students. Additionally, she redesigned the curriculum, creating a unique interactive learning environment, which was adopted by Air University and implemented across 68 schoolhouses worldwide. Upon arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in 2018, Mishon quickly established herself as a trusted leader and skilled facilitator poised to help fellow Airmen define their own awareness and resilience journeys. It was no surprise when she was sought to lead the installation Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative. Leading the D&I commitments for 12K+ military and civilian Airmen, Mishon operates at the center of the USAF’s cultural transformation. She steers organizational growth through inclusive people strategies, while simultaneously creating cultures of belonging.
She has been honored with many prestigious awards for her dedication to military leadership and development, including: The Bob Hope Spirit of Hope Award; NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award; Brigadier General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leader Award, and The Blacks in Government Military Leader Award.
Mishon holds a Bachelor of Arts in management and a Master of Public Administration (Public Policy & Governance) from Capella University. She holds a D&I Certification from Cornell University, maintains a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, is a Certified Motivational Speaker, Master Resilience Trainer, Life Transformation Coach and more.
She remains passionate about normalizing female leadership for the present and for the rising generation. Using her new appointment as commissioner, she intends to study the changing and developing roles of women in society, understand the socioeconomic factors that influence the status of women and recommend proposed legislation to bridge the gaps. Mishon is an eternal optimist, consistently marveling in the deliciousness of life.