The United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed Indian American Ravi Chaudhary as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Air Force, one of the top civilian leadership positions in the Pentagon. The Senate voted 65-29 to confirm the former Air Force officer’s nomination with more than a dozen votes from the opposition Republican party.
Chaudhary previously served as a Senior Executive at the US Department of Transportation where he was Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Office of Commercial Space at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
He was responsible for the execution of advanced development and research programs in support of the FAA’s commercial space transportation mission. While at the transportation department, he also served as the executive director of the regions and centre operations, where he looked over the integration and support of aviation operations in nine regions.
Back in 2021, the former Indian American Air Force officer, Ravi Chaudhary, had been nominated for a key Pentagon position by the Joe Biden administration.
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