Tuesday, March 13, 2012

He returns

And, this is a problem...

Air Force general who ran F-35 during troubled times gets weapons buying job

An interesting promotion has been announced by the Air Force. Pending Senate confirmation, Lt. Gen. Charles R. Davis, whose resume includes nearly five years overseeing the troubled F-35 program, is being assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon.

From June 2004 to July 2006 Davis was deputy program executive officer for the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter program office, the official government managers of the program to develop the futuristic warplane. Then from July 2006 to May 2009, he was the program executive officer -- the top boss.

Davis, generally a good guy so many years ago when I saw him from a distance as a support puke seemed normal to me.

How things changed. In his role as JSF-PO, he was combative with anyone who was critical with the F-35 program and His Divine belief in its progress under His leadership.


Anonymous said...

Sound like fanbois on F-16.net

Anonymous said...

One can almost hear him advocating any day now that the US requires fewer F-35s over the duration due to the fact that foreign buys will also likely be reduced.

Or something circular in logic as that...

At least some accountability would be encouraging.