Air Force

November 1, 2013

President announces intent to nominate key AF position

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several key administration posts Oct. 30, to include a pivotal Air Force position.

According to the announcement, Dr. William LaPlante Jr. was named to be nominated by the president as assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

LaPlante is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, a position he has held since May.

Prior to this job, LaPlante held positions at MITRE Corporation and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and has more than 28 years of experience in defense technology.

He began his career at Johns Hopkins University in 1985 and served in various capacities until 2011, including Global Engagement department head, Business Area Executive for Undersea Warfare and National Security Technology Associate department head, and the Strategic Submarine Security Program area manager.

LaPlante was appointed to the Defense Science Board in 2010.  He has also been a member of the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Catholic University of America.

He received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from Catholic University of America.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Career Intermission Program application window

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1 for eligible Airmen interested in taking one to three years off active duty for personal or professional needs. Applications must reach the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31, with the total force selection panel scheduled...
 
 

AF begins enlisted professional military education enrollment notifications

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—Last week, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified. In July 2014,...
 
 

AFCENT commander: ISIL fears coalition airpower

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Southwest Asia — At the coalition airpower hub for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the commander and coalition partners know they are making a difference in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists. “We know from our intelligence that...
 

 

GWOT Expeditionary Medal

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Department of Defense approved GWOT-EM operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock

Air Force welcomes new surgeon general

U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock Staff Sgt. Ross Ediger and Zachery Ediger pin the third star on their father Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger during a promotion ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., June ...
 
 

CMC luncheon brings Airmen, community leaders together

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, gives a speech to local community leaders during a quarterly Civilian Military Council luncheon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9. Local community leaders came to Nellis AFB to gain a better understanding of the activities the base...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>