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Joe Biden Nominates Indian-American Ravi Chaudhary To Key Pentagon Post

Indian American Ravi Chaudhary is a former Air Force officer. (File)


President Joe Biden on Thursday introduced his intent to appoint Indian American Ravi Chaudhary to a key place within the Pentagon.

A former Air Force officer, Mr Chaudhary has been nominated for the place of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

He must be confirmed by the United States Senate earlier than he might be sworn in for this key Pentagon place.

Mr Chaudhary beforehand served as a senior govt on the US Department of Transportation the place he was Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Office of Commercial Space, on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in keeping with his bio launched by the White House.

In this position, Mr Chaudhary was accountable for the execution of superior growth and analysis packages in assist of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation mission.

While on the Department of Transportation, he additionally served as the chief director, Regions and Centre Operations, the place he was accountable for the mixing and assist of aviation operations in 9 areas situated nationwide.

On energetic responsibility from 1993 to 2015 within the US Air Force, he accomplished a wide range of operational, engineering, and senior employees assignments within the Air Force, the White House mentioned.

As a C-17 pilot, he performed world flight operations, together with quite a few fight missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, in addition to a floor deployment as Director of the Personnel Recovery Center, Multi-National Corps, Iraq.

As a flight take a look at engineer, he was accountable for flight certification of navy avionics and {hardware} for Air Force modernization packages supporting flight security and mishap prevention.

Earlier in his profession, he supported area launch operations for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and led third stage and flight security actions to make sure the total operational functionality of the primary GPS constellation, the White House mentioned.

As a techniques engineer, he supported NASA’s International Space Station safety actions to make sure the protection of NASA Astronauts.

He additionally served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the course of the Obama Administration.

In this position, he suggested the President on govt department efforts to enhance veterans assist for the AAPI neighborhood.

Mr Chaudhary holds a Doctorate specializing in Executive Leadership and Innovation from the Georgetown University DLS Program, an MS in Industrial Engineering from St Mary’s University as a NASA graduate fellow, an MA in Operational Arts and Military Science from Air University, and a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.

He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and holds Department of Defence acquisition certifications in program administration, take a look at and analysis, and techniques engineering.

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