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Geren designated acting Air Force secretary

7/29/2005 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- The president designated Pete Geren to be the acting Secretary of the Air Force on June 29, replacing Michael L. Dominguez.

The appointment is in accordance with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, Air Force officials said.

Mr. Geren, who was special assistant to the secretary of defense, assumes his new office as directed in Title 10, United States Code and Air Force directives, Air Force officials said. He took the Department of Defense post in September 2001 with responsibilities in the areas of interagency initiatives, legislative affairs and special projects.

A former Texas congressman 1989 to 1997, Mr. Geren served on the Armed Services, Science and Technology and the Public Works and Transportation committees during his tenure.

Mr. Geren earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas in 1974, and his jurist prudence from the university’s law school in 1978.

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