Michael Bruce Donley (born October 4, 1952) is the 22nd Secretary of the United States Air Force. Donley has 30 years of experience in the national security community, including service on the staff of the United States Senate, White House and The Pentagon. Prior to assuming his current position, Donley served as the Director of Administration and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Donley was born in Novato, California. He earned his B.A. (1977) and M.A. (1978) in international relations from the University of Southern California. He also attended the Program for Senior Executives in National Security at Harvard University.
Donley served in the United States Army (1972–1975). He attended the Army’s Intelligence School (1972), Airborne school (1974), and Defense Language Institute (1973). He served in the 18th Airborne Corps and 5th Special Forces Group.