The Obama administration and Pentagon said May 10 that a native Texan and Air Force Academy graduate-cum-commandant who started his USAF career flying F-16s and A-10s will be nominated as the next Air Force chief of staff. If confirmed by the Senate and appointed by the president, Gen. Mark A. Welsh, 3rd, will succeed Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, who is expected to retire this summer. Defense Department leaders praised both men but especially Schwartz, who took over the Air Force during a ...


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