Air Force shuffles IT officials

Air Force shuffles IT officials

BY BILL MURRAY

GCN Staff

MARCH 20—The domino effect is under way at the Air Force, where a half-dozen senior systems chiefs are changing assignments.

The moves include the job changes of two Air Force officers on tours of duty at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

The service will get a new deputy chief information officer, Lt. Gen. John L. "Jack" Woodward Jr. He will set policies for the Air Force's communications and information systems.

Woodward will replace Lt. Gen. William J. Donahue, who will retire June 1. Donahue has spent more than 33 years in the Air Force.

As deputy CIO, Woodward will oversee a staff of 75,000. He has been in the Air Force for more than 31 years and previously was communications and information director of the Air Mobility Command and the Air Combat Command.

Woodward most recently has worked at the Joint Chiefs of Staff as director of command, control, communications and computer systems.

Meanwhile, the Joint Chiefs will gain a new Air Force officer as vice director for C4 systems. Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. Croom Jr., the command, control and communications director at the European Command's headquarters in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, will take that post.

Croom will replace Army Brig. Gen. Marilyn P. Quagliotti. As part of his Joint Chiefs assignment, he will also take on the mantle of deputy director for Defense-wide C4 support.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Gary L. Salisbury will take over Croom's European Command post. Salisbury is DISA's deputy director for engineering and interoperability.

Col. Bernard K. Skoch, director for CIO support at the Air Force Communications and Information Center, will replace Salisbury at DISA. Skoch is up for promotion to brigadier general.

Also at DISA, Air Force Maj. Gen. John H. Campbell, vice director and commander of the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, is leaving.

Campbell will move to the CIA as associate director for military support. DISA spokeswoman Betsy Flood said she had not yet received Campbell's reassignment date.

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