Frank Kendall III

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Frank Kendall
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26th United States Secretary of the Air Force
Assumed office
July 28, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byBarbara Barrett
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
In office
October 6, 2011 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byAsh Carter
Succeeded byJimmy MacStravic (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1949-01-26) January 26, 1949 (age 73)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
California Institute of Technology (MS)
Long Island University (MBA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Frank Kendall III (born January 26, 1949) is an American engineer, lawyer, and executive. He is the 26th United States Secretary of the Air Force since 2021. From 2012 to 2017 he served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics in the Barack Obama administration.[1][2][3]

In April 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Kendall III to be the United States Secretary of the Air Force.[4] His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate in July 2021.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. S. HRG. 112–745 (112th Congress, 2012).
  2. "Senator Lifts Holds on Most Nominees". New York Times. 9 February 2010. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  3. "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". whitehouse.gov. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2009-08-03 – via National Archives.
  4. Gould, Valerie Insinna, Joe (2021-04-27). "Biden to nominate Frank Kendall as Air Force secretary". Defense News. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  5. "Senate Confirms Frank Kendall to Lead Air Force". Military.com. 26 July 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.