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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, once seen as a candidate to succeed Jim Mattis as defense secretary, said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

A former U.S. House Republican member from New Mexico and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wilson has headed the Air Force since May 2017, making her President Donald Trump's first Senate-confirmed service secretary.

She had been an early skeptic of Trump's interest in creating a Space Force as an independent military department, but she publicly embraced the administration'...



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