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PoliticsTrump names new Air Force secretary

00:45  22 may  2019
00:45  22 may  2019 Source:   politico.com

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Source: kagdaily.com Trump Names New Secretary of the Air Force , S-tuns Democrats.

President Donald Trump announces his pick for the next secretary of the Air Force . Barbara Barrett, a diplomat in President George W. Bush's administration Wilson, once rumored to be a top candidate for secretary of defense, will become the next president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

Trump names new Air Force secretary © Mikhail Metzel/AP Photo Barbara Barrett (second left) was tabbed to replace Heather Wilson as the next secretary of the Air Force.

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Barbara Barrett, former head of the Aerospace Corporation, a government-funded research center, to be the next secretary of the Air Force.

"She will be an outstanding Secretary!" Trump tweeted this afternoon.

Barrett, 68, a former bank chair and business executive from Arizona, also served as ambassador to Finland under former President George W. Bush. She has also done stints at the government-funded RAND Corporation and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

If confirmed by the Senate, Barrett would replace Heather Wilson, who is stepping down to serve as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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