Captain Satz became the first female Marine to pilot an F35B fighter jet. The F35B Lightning is a short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft that can reach speeds of 1,200 mph.
Satz is probably also the only member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes to pilot such an aircraft. She still has family living on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Southeast Idaho. She is a descendent of Chief Tahgee (Targhee). And, it’s likely she and her husband, Captain Anthony Pompei, are the only married couple flying the jets.
Satz is based in Japan with the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121. She has been in the Marine Corps since 2014. Prior to joining the service, Satz was a commercial helicopter pilot. She’s a graduate of Boise High School and Boise State University.