Woodward named to take over as Air Force deputy CIO

Woodward named to take over as Air Force deputy CIO

By Bill Murray

GCN Staff

President Clinton has nominated Lt. Gen. John L. 'Jack' Woodward Jr. to become the next deputy chief information officer of the Air Force.

If confirmed by the Senate, Woodward would set the strategic plans, doctrine, policies and architecture for the service's communications and information systems.

As communications and information director at Air Force headquarters, Woodward would manage 75,000 personnel.

Woodward has served for more than a year as command, control, communications and computer systems director on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He would replace Lt. Gen. William J. Donahue, who will retire June 1 after more than 33 years in the service, said Master Sgt. Lawrence Orluskie, an Air Force headquarters spokesman.

Clinton also nominated Woodward for reappointment as lieutenant general.

Meanwhile, the top two Defense Information Systems Agency positions will be open this summer after an Air Force assignment shuffle.

Air Force Maj. Gen. John H. Campbell, DISA vice director and commander of the Space Command's Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, will move to the CIA, where he will become associate director for military support, Orluskie said.

In December, Army Lt. Gen. David J. Kelley, DISA director, announced that he would retire in June [GCN, Jan. 10, Page 46].

Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. Croom Jr., the command, control and communications director at European Command headquarters in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, will move to the Joint Chiefs. He will become the vice director for command, control, communications and computer systems, and deputy director for Defense-wide command, control, communications and computer support.

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

The director for CIO support at the Air Force Communications and Information Center, Col. Bernard K. Skoch, will take over Salisbury's position, Orluskie said.

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