Capt Austin Williamson

Active Duty, Aerospace Engineer

  • Hometown: Louisville, Colorado
  • Current Location: Erie, Colorado
  • Injury or Illness: Cancer

A little about Me

Captain Austin Williamson commissioned in the Air Force in 2011 as an Aerospace Engineering responsible for engineering & the integration of maintenance improvements for AWACS aircraft. Capt Williamson is a stellar officer consistently performing in the TOP 5% of officers at his various commands. In May 2014 he began to have intermittent pain in his right foot and like a true Airmen, he continued physical activity and pushed through every bit of the ache. Finally, in April 2015 he went in for an MRI where it was found he had Stage IV Synovial Cell Sarcoma and had to have his right foot amputated. Through all of this, Austin says his number one goal is to continue living life in spite of this disease and hopefully be an inspiration to others. Capt Williamson will represent the Air Force at DOD Warriors games in sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and track & field and says, “Adaptive reconditioning and sports has helped me return to the activities I was doing before my amputation and diagnosis. While I’m not able to participate at the level I’d like to right now, I know it has given me goals and the focus to get back to the level I was at before.“

Awards and Decorations

  •   AF Achievement Medal w/1 OLC
  •   AF Organizational Excellence Award
  •   National Defense Service Medal
  •   Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  •   Humanitarian Service Medal
  •   AF Longevity Service AF Training Ribbon