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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:43 AM

Air Force Secretary Donley Resigns; Female SAIC Prez Rumored Next In Line

http://defense.aol.com/2013/04/26/donley-resigning-hagel-announces/



Air Force Secretary Donley Resigns; Female SAIC Prez Rumored Next In Line
By Colin Clark
Published: April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON: The longest serving Secretary of the Air Force, Mike Donley -- harbinger of changing times for the service -- is leaving his post after almost five years.

Donley will resign effective June 21. Rumors of Donley's departure had been swirling for weeks. When I asked him when he was leaving at a Defense Writers Group breakfast on Tuesday, he shot me a careful smile and chuckled. Always careful, he wouldn't even tell us if that was his last DWG breakfast.

Donley had the unenviable task of taking the helm of the Air Force after former Defense Secretary Robert Gates did what until then was unthinkable: firing both the service's secretary --Mike Wynne -- and chief of staff -- Mike Moseley. Gates was either furious about the fact the Air Force lost some nuclear weapons or about Wynne and Moseley's opposition to Gate's position on the F-22 fighter, depending on who you talk with. Regardless, the circumstances of Donley's appointment largely defined his tenure.

Loren Thompson, a member of the AOL Defense Board of Contributors and one of the cannier observers of senior Pentagon leaders, largely cast Donley as a caretaker under whom the Air Force has hit "its lowest ebb in its history."

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:59 AM

1. This should be interesting. I'm sure there will be

lots of backlash towards her; but it would be great if she seized the power and stopped crazy shit like pulling transmissions to reinstall them.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:27 AM

2. That is the Army, not the USAF

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