• Wilson to Leave Air Force

    Wilson to Leave Air Force0

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will leave her job at the end of May. Wilson confirmed the reports via Twitter. “Today I informed the President I will resign as Secretary of the Air Force to be President of the University of Texas at El Paso. It has been a privilege to serve with our #Airmen—I

  • Assistant Sec. Bayer Quits; Navy Promises Not to Eliminate Position

    Assistant Sec. Bayer Quits; Navy Promises Not to Eliminate Position0

    The top Navy official overseeing installations has resigned, the Navy announced Friday in a brief statement. It said Phyllis Bayer, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, plans to “retire from government and pursue other opportunities.” The service said it has already begun searching for her successor, stating again that it will not eliminate the

  • Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon

    Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon0

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said this week he wants President Trump to nominate a permanent secretary of defense and that he doesn’t think it should be Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Inhofe’s remarks came during a roundtable with reporters, according to Military Times. He said that Shanahan lacks the “humility” that former

  • Shaw AFB’s Garrett Tapped to Lead Army FORSCOM

    Shaw AFB’s Garrett Tapped to Lead Army FORSCOM0

    The Senate will soon consider whether to confirm Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett as the next commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). He was officially nominated last week, according to Military.com. FORSCOM, headquartered at Fort Bragg, is the largest organization in the Army. It’s currently being run by acting commander Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson.

  • Who’s the Boss?

    Who’s the Boss?0

    Politico noticed a recent Pentagon announcement referred to the acting secretary of defense as “Pat Shanahan” but that most DOD materials refer to him as “Patrick.” “So we asked Shanahan’s office what he likes to be called,” David Brown wrote Wednesday in Politico’s Morning Defense newsletter. “It’s Pat.”   DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt.

  • Proposed EDC Rule Closely Follows Statutory Changes0

    Local redevelopment authorities can expect to bypass lengthy negotiations with the military services over compensation for BRAC properties, particularly over a property’s fair market value, under the proposed rule the Pentagon issued last month to implement the statutory changes Congress enacted in 2009 to the economic development conveyance (EDC) authority …