Yann Wollman Class Of 2020
Yann Wollman, Class of 2020, is an Acquisitions Officer in the U.S. Space Force, currently assigned as a Program Manager to the National Reconnaissance Office.
Wollman’s career focus is centered around disruptive innovation, the advancement of military acquisitions through dual-use technologies, and the leveraging of public-private partnerships to secure our nation’s national security objectives.
Wollman interned at Harpoon Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and Washington DC. He also served as the head of Business Strategy and Partnerships for Canopy Aerospace, a startup manufacturer of heatshields for spacecraft and hypersonic vehicles, that won 3rd place in one of our nation’s top accelerator’s.
At the Academy, Wollman authored USAFA’s “Innovation Vision” approved by the Superintendent, and was the founder and director of USAFA SPARK, the Academy’s AFWERX Innovation Cell, designed to inculcate the next generation of Innovative Warfighters. He currently serves the cell as an advisor. Wollman also served as Cadet Director of the Center of Innovation at the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for early-stage research into companies that are engaged in market-shaping disruptive technologies. Wollman has a B.S. in Operations Research and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
It is an honor and privilege to run for a seat on our AOG’s Board of Directors. As a proud graduate of our institution, I cherish all the lifelong lessons, friends, and memories made at the Academy and since then. During my cadet career, I wholeheartedly invested in pushing the envelope of what our institution was capable of. Standing up USAFA SPARK, our Academy’s Innovation Cell, is a contribution I am proud of. Yet, where the Cell is today and how the cadet leadership team is designing the future makes me even prouder. While our community has had tremendous achievements, I strongly believe that our time to shine has yet to come. I am excited for the opportunity to represent our graduates and challenge the paradigm from a contemporary perspective. If elected, I will serve with agility, persistence, and creativity to build the next evolution of the AOG.