Sunday, March 2, 2014

What is Missing...


Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James has an outstanding résumé.
1979 Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative area studies, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1981 Master’s degree in international affairs, Columbia University, N.Y. 
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1983 - 1993, Professional Staff Member, Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 
1993 - 1998, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. 
1999 - 2000, Vice President of International Operations and Marketing, United Technologies, Washington, D.C. 
2000 - 2001, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Business Executives for National Security, Washington, D.C. 
2002 - 2013, Senior Vice President and Director for Homeland Security; Senior Vice President, C4IT Business Unit General Manager; Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs; President, Technical and Engineering Sector, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Va.

Anything missing?

Secretary James visited the Air Force Academy.  Notice the comments.



Secretary Lee replaced Secretary Eric Fanning, the first openly gay Secretary of any of the Military Branches (go Air Force!).  Not that there is anything wrong with that, its just that something from his background, too, is missing.  Fanning and Lee are not the first Secretaries of Air Force to never have been in the military…but shouldn't that be the exception, not the rule.  And can't the USAF chip in for a suit...

5 comments:

LL said...

The ObamaNation has no regard for the US Military. They're trying to create a Potemkin Village for themselves that looks as if they care about the military --- putting their worthless cronies in charge. It also applies to the vetting process they subject general officers to. The scope of investigation applies to voting behavior.

We've never had a worse president, never had a more destructive administration -- and its all about fundamentally transforming America.

Brighid said...

As a civilian she wouldn't wear a uniform, would she?
A lack of military experience or background should be a major concern, oh wait, it's the AF....

Race Bannon said...

I think the commenters assumed she was from the Air Force...

Euripides said...

Heaven help us from Ivy League academics and community organizers.

And hey, don't diss the AF. It's not their fault the Commander in Chief is a bona fide metrosexual who appoints homosexuals.

Brighid said...

Eur, I wasn't dissing the AF that much... Fly Navy!