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  United States Secretary of the Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) is the civilian head of the United States Department of the Air Force, a component organization of the Department of Defense.
As of November 4, 2005, the Secretary of the Air Force is Michael Wynne.
Secretary of Defense • Deputy Secretary of Defense
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 United States Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1941, the Army Air Corps became a part of the new U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF), and the GHQ Air Force was redesignated the subordinate Air Forces Combat Command.
The Department of the Air Force consists of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), the Air Staff, and field units.
Air Force personnel assigned to honor guard duties wear, for dress occasions, a modified version of the standard service dress uniform, but with silver or white trim on the sleeves and trousers, with the addition of medals, sword belt, wheel cap with silver trim and AF Symbol, and a silver shoulder cord.
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 DoD News: James G. Roche Sworn In as Secretary of the Air Force
JAMES G. Dr. James G. Roche was sworn in as the 20th Secretary of the Air Force on June 1, 2001, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. David O. Cooke, director of administration and management for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, administered the oath of office.
Secretary Roche was nominated by President George W. Bush to be secretary of the Air Force on May 7, 2001, and confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2001.
Secretary Roche is responsible for the functioning and efficiency of the Air Force, the formulation of the service's policies and programs, and the timely implementation of decisions and instructions of the president and the secretary of defense.
www.dod.mil /releases/2001/b06012001_bt242-01.html   (444 words)

  
 Air Force - Secretary of the Air Force (U.S.)
From the establishment of the Department of the Air Force in 1947 until the mid 1950s the Secretary flew an ultramarine blue flag with a white star pierced red with two golden yellow wings expanded, and a star in each corner.
The Under Secretary of the Air Force's flag is of the same size and design as the Secretary's, but with a white field and ultramarine blue stars.
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force's flag is divided diagonally from upper hoist to lower fly, ultramarine blue over white, with the Air Force coat of arms on the center flanked by a horizontal line of four stars, two ultramarine blue ones in the hoist and two white ones in the fly.
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 United States Secretary of the Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The position of Secretary of the Air Force in the United States is a sub-departmental position held by a civilian.
His main job function is as the commander of the Department of the Air Force, which is a subsidiary department of the Department of Defense.
The current Secretary of the Air Force is Dr. James G. Roche.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /United_States_Secretary_of_the_Air_Force   (95 words)

  
 Air Power:The United States Air Force
Stuart Symington was sworn in as the first Secretary of the Air Force by Chief Justice Fred Vinson on September 18, 1947, establishing the United States Air Force as truly an independent arm of the U.S. military.
Air officers felt the separate divisions would be sufficient to allow for the creation and practice of air power theory.
But the Army Air Forces was not able to stay fully operational as it was subjected to the same rapid demobilization as the rest of the armed forces.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/Air_Force/AP33.htm   (1671 words)

  
 F035 SAFPA A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Biographies of Officers and Key Civilians Assigned to Secretary of the Air Force/Public Affairs (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).
Serves as a ready reference of assigned personnel for the Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force; used in preliminary personnel evaluations for reassignment within the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs and throughout the Public Affairs field.
The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.
www.defenselink.mil /privacy/notices/usaf/F035SAFPAA.htm   (445 words)

  
 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Air and space power provide an economical means for shaping the international environment through global presence and increasingly underpin national capabilities to conduct decisive combat operations worldwide on short notice.
Consequently, the Air Force has tripled the number of precision-capable platforms since the war, boosted PGM inventories 25 percent above prewar levels, and is developing new generations of PGMs with enhanced accuracy, standoff, and adverse weather capabilities.
Every day, Air Force people are rewriting the script that reads "duty, honor, country." Over 800,000 airmen--uniformed and civilian, guard, active, and reserve--serving at 191 installations spanning the globe, have committed their lives in our nation's service.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/widnall.html   (5177 words)

  
 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE - Report of General (Ret,) Wayne A, Downing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
Additionally, as the Commander, Twelfth Air Force, you are hereby designated as the disciplinary review authority and General court-martial Convening Authority regarding any actions or omissions by Air Force personnel, associated with the bombing of Khobar Towers at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on 25 June 1996.
Air Force personnel will be assigned or attached to Twelfth Air Force for these purposes as necessary.
www.pentagon.mil /pubs/downing_rpt/annx_f.html   (471 words)

  
 Air Force Times - News - More News.
Acting Air Force Secretary Peter B. Teets tendered his resignation Friday after just two months in the job, and his successor will be in office only three days before he resigns, too.
Teets was named acting secretary Jan. 18 after the resignation of Secretary James Roche, who quit following a contracting scandal involving Boeing and the conviction of Darlene Druyun, a high-level Air Force acquisitions officer who used her Air Force position to help secure a job with Boeing.
Meanwhile, Timothy A. Beyland has been assigned on an interim basis as the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition and management, and also has been delegated the authority to carry out all non space-related acquisition and procurement duties of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.
www.airforcetimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-731632.php   (401 words)

  
 Secretary Of The Air Force For Acquisition at Search, Shop, Discover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Secretary Of The Air Force For Acquisition News
President Bush to Nominate Sambur to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for...
Sambur to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition,...
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 Secretary Roche retires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Flanked by Airmen with an F/A-22 Raptor in the background, Air Force Chief of staff Gen. John P. Jumper was the host of the event and spoke on changes the Air Force has seen under the direction of Secretary Roche.
Wolfowitz presided over the ceremony and hailed the secretary for his "out of the box" thinking, using the Air Force in a new combat role with the Army and for instilling unique improvements in education for enlisted Airmen.
The secretary was appointed in 2001 and has been responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training, equipping, and providing for the welfare of its nearly 370,000 Airmen on active duty, 180,000 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen, 160,000 civilians and their families.
www.af.mil /news/story_print.asp?storyID=123009628   (361 words)

  
 Hilltop Times - Secretary of the Air Force lauds resourceful approach
Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche addresses the audience during the Air Force Association's annual convention here.
WASHINGTON —Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche used the Air Force Association’s technology symposium Sept. 17 as a forum to praise Air Force ingenuity.
“Air Force core competencies are the foundation that will ensure we are prepared for the unknown threat of an unknown future.
www.hilltoptimes.com /story.asp?edition=121&storyid=3386   (416 words)

  
 Definition of United States Secretary of the Air Force
The Secretary of the Air Force is the civilian head of the United States Department of the Air Force, a component organization of the Department of Defense.
The first Secretary of the Air Force, Stuart Symington, was appointed in 1947 upon the re-organization of the Army Air Force into a separate service branch.
Secretary Roche plans to depart January 20, 2005, or sooner if his successor is confirmed by the Senate before then.
www.wordiq.com /definition/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Air_Force   (236 words)

  
 Air Force secretary resigns from post - The Boston Globe
Air Force Secretary James Roche resigned yesterday, and the Senate confirmed defense industry executive Francis J. Harvey as secretary of the Army, the service's top civilian post.
Roche, who was caught up in a series of controversies and conflicts with some members of Congress over Air Force contracting decisions, was widely expected to leave before President Bush began a second...
Roche, who was caught up in a series of controversies and conflicts with some members of Congress over Air Force contracting decisions, was widely expected to leave before President Bush began a second term.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/11/17/air_force_secretary_resigns_from_post   (377 words)

  
 History of UFOs
Officially the Air Force denies that an extraterrestrial vehicle crashed and that a Mogul balloon launched on June 4, 1947 was mistakenly identified as a flying saucer crash.
This was by far the largest number of UFO sightings reported to the Air Force in a single year for the 1947 through 1969 period of official investigation.
Officially the Air Force stated that the lights were due to flares being dropped for training exercises.
www.ufosnw.com /history.htm   (5310 words)

  
 US CODE: Title 10,8014. Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
(2) The Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force.
(2) The Secretary of the Air Force may assign to the Air Staff responsibility for those aspects of the function of research and development that relate to military requirements and test and evaluation.
(1) The total number of members of the armed forces and civilian employees of the Department of the Air Force assigned or detailed to permanent duty in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and on the Air Staff may not exceed 2,639.
www4.law.cornell.edu /uscode/10/8014.html   (626 words)

  
 Clark G. Fiester, Assistant Secretary, United States Air Force
Secretary of Defense William Perry, a close personal friend of Fiester and also a Penn State University alumnus, expressed his personal condolences to the families of those killed in the crash.
The last Air Force general officer killed in an aircraft accident was Major General Winfield S. Harpe, 16th Air Force commander, who died in an F-16 near Torrejon Air Base, Spain, in December 1988.
The aircrew could not correct the problem since Air Force had not included procedures for this type of fuel imbalance in its C-21 training syllabus or flight manuals, although the information was available in civilian C-21 flight instructions and checklists, the report stated.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /cgfiester.htm   (895 words)

  
 US CODE: Title 10,8013. Secretary of the Air Force
(1) There is a Secretary of the Air Force, appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The Secretary is the head of the Department of the Air Force.
(f) The Secretary of the Air Force may assign such of his functions, powers, and duties as he considers appropriate to the Under Secretary of the Air Force and to the Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force.
www.law.cornell.edu /uscode/10/8013.html   (610 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Air Force secretary resigns, industry executive confirmed as Army secretary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Secretary James Roche resigned Tuesday and the Senate confirmed defense industry executive Francis J. Harvey as secretary of the Army, the service's top civilian post.
The roll call vote on Harvey was 85 to 12, capping a long and convoluted series of moves that began when Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld fired Thomas White from the Army secretary job in May 2003 and initially asked Roche to give up his Air Force post to replace White.
Separately, the White House withdrew the nomination of Lawrence Di Rita to be assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, to replace Victoria Clarke, who resigned for personal reasons in June 2003.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-11-16-army-airforce-secretary_x.htm   (906 words)

  
 Air Force Times - News - More News.
Geren is a special assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, responsible for inter-agency initiatives, legislative affairs and special projects, according to his official DoD biography.
If approved, Geren would succeed Michael L. Dominguez, who was named acting secretary at the end of March, the last of three men to hold the acting position since former Secretary James G. Roche left the job in January.
Former Navy Secretary Gordon England had been the expected replacement for Roche, though he since has been nominated to become deputy defense secretary.
www.airforcetimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-1002715.php   (605 words)

  
 NARA - Guide to Federal Records - Records of the office of the Secretary of the Air Force [OSAF]
Responsibility for responding to Congressional inquiries and investigations dealing with the air force transferred to LLD, effective December 10, 1947, from Legislative and Liaison Division, Department of the Army, by JAAFAR 1-11-6, January 23, 1948.
Position redesignated Assistant Secretary (Civil Affairs), October 28, 1949, confirmed in OSAF functional chart, AFP 210-6, December 15, 1949, along with transfer of property and research and development functions from Under Secretary; transfer of command installation function from Assistant Secretary (Management); addition of Air Scouts to civilian components function; and addition of housing program responsibility.
Air Force Liaison Section established in Civil Air Branch, Policy Division, Directorate of Plans and Operations, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, by HOI 20-36, DAF, March 29, 1948.
www.archives.gov /research/guide-fed-records/groups/340.html?template=print   (4023 words)

  
 Mandel Fogel vs. Department of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, et al
Defendant, Secretary of the Air Force (hereinafter "AIR FORCE"), upon information and belief, during WORLD WAR II, as well as Department of the Air Force, implemented the foregoing statutory purposes of 5 U.S.C. § 101 by establishing and overseeing the USMS and soliciting civilians such as this Plaintiff for service to the national defense.
This is evidence of the close connection of the USMS to the armed forces of the United States.
Memorandum for SAF [Secretary of the Air Force]
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 Capps (CA23) - Press Release - Capps Calls on Secretary of the Air Force to Thoroughly Investigate Religious ...
In the letter sent to the Acting Secretary of the Air Force, Congresswoman Capps and other Members of Congress asked that the group thoroughly and publicly investigate a tide of complaints about harassment of anyone not an evangelical Christian and special treatment for evangelical Christians.
The Air Force's recent attention to the issue of religious intolerance and harassment at the academy stems from a study done in the wake of an earlier scandal at the school in which female cadets said commanding officers ignored or dismissed numerous cases of sexual assault by male students.
In that instance the reluctance demonstrated by the academy and the Air Force to fully investigate the accusations was extremely damaging to both institutions.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/ca23_capps/pr_050520airforce2.html   (759 words)

  
 Karta Technologies, Inc. - Professional and Technical Services for Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ)
The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Services needed expert support personnel for some of its senior staff.
The Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition is realizing mission continuity and effectiveness, innovation, and enhancement of technical competence through the key contributions and outstanding job performance of the Karta team members.
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 United States Secretary of the Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
His main job function is as commander of the Department of the Air which is a subsidiary department of the Department of Defense.
Secretaries and chiefs of staff of the United States Air Force: Biographical sketches and portraits
Air Force training delaying pilot training could avert unnecessary costs : report to the Secretary of Defense (SuDoc GA 1.13:NSIAD-94-38)
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