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Air Force Secretary Wynne Resigns.
Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne (L) sits next to President George W. Bush at the United States Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 28, 2008. Secretary Wynne tendered his resignation to Defense Secretary Robert Gates on June 5, 2008. FILE PHOTO (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Michael W. Wynne (born September 4, 1944) is an American business executive and was the 21st United States Secretary of the Air Force. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asked for and received his resignation (and that of Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley) on June 5, 2008, in the wake of the 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident and the mistaken shipment of Minuteman III parts to Taiwan in 2006, followed by an investigation by and a critical report from Admiral Kirkland H. Donald regarding the Minuteman incident.

Michael B. Donley, Department of Defense Director of Administration and Management, was nominated to replace Wynne by President George W. Bush on June 9, 2008.

Wynne was born in Clearwater, Florida, and raised in Melbourne, Florida.

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