Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley

Donley Inducted into AF Order of the Sword

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WASHINGTON -- Michael Donley, the 22nd Secretary of the Air Force, was inducted into the Air Force Order of the Sword at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, D.C. Sept. 13.   Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody led the ceremony to induct the former secretary, who was only the 9th person in Air Force history to be inducted in the headquar... more

Donley Steps Down as Secretary of Air Force

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.-- Five years to the day from when he entered the position, the longest-serving secretary of the Air Force stepped down during a farewell ceremony here June 21.   Donley was confirmed as the 22nd secretary of the Air Force Oct. 2, 2008. He served as the acting secretary since June 21 of that year, as well as for seven mo... more

Air Force Secretary Donley Stepping Down

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WASHINGTON - Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will step down after a five-year tenure during which he improved the service's handling of nuclear materials, but had to deal with scandals surrounding aircraft contracts, sexual assaults by service members and the mishandling of war dead. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement Friday t... more

Service Secretaries Donate Pay to Show Solidarity

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The secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force will donate to charity a portion of their salaries equal to the pay cut the Defense Department's civilians must absorb as part of the mandatory 14-day furlough. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, Army Secretary John McHugh and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus each chose to make a donation equal to about ... more

Donley: 'End Scourge of Sexual Assault'

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Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told the newest group of Air Force officers who graduated from the Air Force Academy and received their commissions Wednesday that the military at large is facing a "scourge" of sexual assault and they must work to rid the military of this growing problem. Donley's message at the Air Force Academy commencement... more

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