The Air Force Association has begun its search for a new President to replace Craig R. McKinley, who is retiring at the end of January after more than two years in the position. A search committee has been appointed to identify candidates. The Presidential Search Committee consists of George K. Muellner as chairman, with Michael B. Donley and Duncan J. McNabb as members and John A. Shaud as advisor. Muellner is a retired lieutenant general and AFA’s immediate past Chairman of the Board. Donley was the longest-serving Air Force Secretary, and McNabb is a former commander of US Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command. Shaud is a retired general and held the position of AFA executive director in the 1990s and early 2000s. All four have strong, long-standing ties to AFA. Persons wishing to be considered by the search committee must submit their requests in writing or via electronic correspondence, to be received by Jan. 1, 2015, to the following: In writing: Presidential Search Committee, Air Force Association, PO Box 736, Arlington, VA 22216. Electronic correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space Development Agency director Derek M. Tournear, the driving force behind the Space Force's Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture, said the service won't change its strategy in the face of reports that Russia is developing a space-based nuclear weapon.