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United States Under Secretary of the Air Force

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The Under Secretary of the Air Force (USECAF, or SAF/US) is the second-highest ranking civilian official in the Department of the Air Force of the United States of America, serving directly under the Secretary of the Air Force. In the absence of the Secretary, the Under Secretary exercises all the powers and duties of the Secretary and serves as Acting Secretary when the position of Secretary is vacant. The Under Secretary of the Air Force is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent the Senate.

Under Secretary of
the Air Force
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Incumbent
vacant

since June 1, 2019
Department of the Air Force
StyleThe Honorable
Reports toSecretary of the Air Force
AppointerThe President
with the advice and consent of the Senate
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderArthur S. Barrows
FormationSeptember 18, 1947
SalaryLevel III of the Executive Schedule

The Secretary and Under Secretary, together with two military officers (the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force), constitute the senior leadership team of the Department of the Air Force.

The Under Secretary of the Air Force supervises the following officials:

The previous Under Secretary of the Air Force was Matthew Donovan, who served from August 2017 until his appointment as interim secretary on June 1, 2019.

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List of Under Secretaries of the Air ForceEdit

Under Secretaries of the Air Force
# Portrait Name Tenure
1 Arthur S. Barrows September 26, 1947 – April 21, 1950
2   John A. McCone June 15, 1950 – October 12, 1951
3   Roswell L. Gilpatric October 19, 1951 – February 5, 1953
4   James H. Douglas, Jr. March 3, 1953 – April 30, 1957
5 Malcolm A. MacIntyre June 5, 1957 – July 31, 1959
6   Dudley C. Sharp August 3, 1959 – December 10, 1959
7   Joseph V. Charyk January 28, 1960 – March 1, 1963
8   Brockway McMillan June 12, 1963 – September 30, 1965
9 Norman S. Paul October, 1965 – September, 1967
10 Townsend Hoopes September, 1967 – February, 1969
11   John L. McLucas February 1969 – July 1973
12   James W. Plummer December 21, 1973 – June 28, 1976
13   Hans M. Mark 1977–1979
14 Antonia Handler Chayes 1979–1981
15   Edward C. Aldridge, Jr. 1981 – June 9, 1986
16 James F. McGovern 1986–1989
17 Anne N. Foreman 1989–1993
18   Rudy de Leon 1994–1997
19   F. Whitten Peters 1997–1999
20   Carol A. DiBattiste 1999–2001
Acting   Lawrence J. Delaney 2001
21   Peter B. Teets 2001–2005
22   Ronald M. Sega 2005–2007
Vacancy 2007–2010
23   Erin C. Conaton 2010–2012
Acting   Jamie M. Morin 2012–2013
24   Eric Fanning April 18, 2013 – February 17, 2015
25   Lisa S. Disbrow March 30, 2015–June 30, 2017
Acting   Patricia Zarodkiewicz June 30, 2017–August 3, 2017
26   Matthew Donovan August 4, 2017–May 31, 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • HAF MISSION DIRECTIVE 1–2, UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE, 8 SEPTEMBER 2008, accessed on 2011-01-10.
  • Department of Defense Key Officials 1947–2004. Washington, D.C.: Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2004
  • Office of the Secretary of the Air Force – Organizational and Functional Charts 1947–1984. Washington, D.C.; Office of Air Force History, 1985
  • Report To The Congress – Use of Missile Procurement Funds To Finance Research And Development Efforts – B-146876. Washington, D.C.; Comptroller General of the United States, 1969
  • Watson, George M., Office of the Secretary of the Air Force 1947–65. Washington, D.C.; Center for Air Force History, 1993

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