Frank Kendall is the new nominee for Secretary of the Air Force. He served as Pentagon Acquisition Chief during the Obama administration.
- Deborah Lee James, Former Secretary of the Air Force, said the new Air Force secretary should work with the chiefs to create a new framework to improve upon current readiness metrics.
- James said if confirmed, Kendall “will serve the Air Force very well” as a seasoned defense professional with excellent qualifications and experience.
- James hopes Kendall will focus heavily on people issues such as pay and benefits, family housing, diversity and challenges like suicide and sexual assault prevention.