Air Force Gets Second Female Secretary

James brings a mix of public and private sector experience to the role.

This May 7, 2013 photo provided by Science Applications International Corporation shows Deborah Lee James, President of the Technical and Engineering Sector at SAIC, in Virginia. President Barack Obama is nominating the former assistant defense secretary and House staffer as secretary of the Air Force. The White House said Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, that James is Obama's pick to replace Michael Donley, who retired in June. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be one of the few women to serve as the senior civilian leader of an armed services branch. (AP Photo/SAIC)
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