Air Force Museum Gets No. 2

Retired Lt. Gen. John Hudson, former commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center, has been named to fill the newly created position of deputy director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force on the grounds of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In this role, Hudson, a 1973 Air Force Academy graduate who retired from active duty service in October, will assist with planning, organizing, and directing not only NMUSAF’s operation, but the entire Air Force museum system, according to Wright-Patterson officials. His duties will also include the responsibility, as delegated by the Air Force Secretary, for the preservation of the service’s “material culture.” Creation of the deputy director position reflects the continuing growth of the NMUSAF and its “inestimable value” to the Air Force, the officials said. (Wright-Patterson report)