Capt. Lauren Venturini is the Executive Officer for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. She leads an executive support staff responsible for Thunderbirds cyber/knowledge operations, budget, training and force support actions for the Commander/Leader. Venturini earned her commission in 2012 as a graduate of Baylor University’s Air Force ROTC program. Throughout high school and college she played basketball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse and ran on the cross-country and track teams. She is an avid hiker and enjoys snowboarding. Before joining the Thunderbirds, Venturini was the Mission Support Flight Commander for the 704th Munition Support Squadron at Ghedi Air Base, Italy. Venturini is in her second season with the team and hails from Grand Rapids, MI.