Gates makes recommendations for Air Force

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- In the wake of a U.S. Air Force shakeup, Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended that Michael Donley be nominated to serve as secretary of the Air Force.

Gates nominates two to top Air Force posts

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has sent his nominees for the top civilian and military Air Force leaders to U.S. President George Bush, the Pentagon said.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An al-Qaida-related terrorist group may have been involved in a bloody bomb attack on the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, senior U.S. defense officials told the V
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Norton Schwartz
Lieutenant General Norton Schwartz of the USAF, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on July 7, 2004 in Washington. The Committee is looking into troop size and strength abroad as well as the readyness of the Reserve at home...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

Norton A. Schwartz (born December 14, 1951) is a United States Air Force general who is serving as the 19th and current Chief of Staff of the Air Force. He previously served as Commander, United States Transportation Command from September 2005 to August 2008. As Chief of Staff, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of nearly 700,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President. He assumed his current assignment on August 12, 2008.

General Schwartz graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1973. He is an alumnus of the National War College, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a 1994 Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Seminar XXI. He has served as Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command-Pacific, as well as Alaskan Command, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and the 11th Air Force.

General Schwartz is a command pilot with more than 4,400 flying hours in a variety of aircraft. He participated as a crewmember in the 1975 airlift evacuation of Saigon, and in 1991 served as Chief of Staff of the Joint Special Operations Task Force for Northern Iraq in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1997, he led the Joint Task Force that prepared for the noncombatant evacuation of U.S. citizens in Cambodia.

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