United States Secretary of the Air Force

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Secretary of the Air Force
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Seal of the Department of the Air Force
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Flag of the Secretary of the Air Force
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Incumbent
Heather Wilson

since May 16, 2017
Department of the Air Force
Style Madam Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports to Secretary of Defense
Deputy Secretary of Defense
Appointer The President
with the advice and consent of the Senate
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Stuart Symington
Formation September 18, 1947
Succession 4th in SecDef succession
Deputy The Under Secretary
(principal civilian deputy)
The Chief of Staff
(military advisor and deputy)
Salary Level II of the Executive Schedule
Website Official Website

The Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF, or SAF/OS) is the Head of the Department of the Air Force. It is an organization within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

The Secretary of the Air Force is appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.[1] The Secretary reports to the Secretary of Defense and/or the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and is by statute responsible for and has the authority to conduct all the affairs of the Department of the Air Force.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 10 USC 8013 (a)
  2. 10 USC 8013 (a)-(b)