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Dominguez Named Acting SecAF

With the resignation of Peter B. Teets, former acting secretary of the Air Force, Michael L. Dominguez has been named the new acting secretary.

In this role, he is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of its more than 360,000 men and women on active duty, 180,000 members of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, 160,000 civilians, and their families. Mr. Dominguez also serves as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. A political appointee confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Dominguez heads a four-division department that deals at the policy level with Air Force manpower and Reserve affairs issues. His areas of responsibility include force management and personnel, equal opportunity and diversity, Reserve affairs and Air Force review boards.

Mr. Dominguez also serves as the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs. He entered government service in 1983 as a program analyst on the staff in the defense secretary’s program analysis and evaluation office. He entered the Senior Executive Service in 1991.

After graduating in 1975 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., he was commissioned an Army second lieutenant. He left the military in 1980.



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