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Senate Confirms Biden’s Picks for Air Force Acquisition Chief, Army Undersecretary

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Senate Confirms Biden’s Picks for Air Force Acquisition Chief, Army Undersecretary

The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominees for the positions of Air Force assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics and Army undersecretary.

Andrew Hunter, a former Department of Defense executive, will hold the Air Force role. As the service’s acquisition chief, Hunter will be responsible for overseeing research, development and acquisition activities.

He will also be in charge of advising other Air Force leaders on matters related to testing, production and modernization, according to the former Air Force acquisition chief’s profile.

Hunter most recently served as an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on tackling national security issues, Inside Defense reported.

He was previously director of the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The Senate also confirmed Gabriel Camarillo as Army undersecretary. Camarillo is a lawyer who held several positions in the DOD during the Obama administration, the White House said in its nomination statement.

Camarillo was appointed in 2015 to the role of assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs.

During his stint at the Air Force, Camarillo led a four-division department tasked with developing policies related to manpower, military and personnel issues.

From 2010 to 2012, Camarillo served as the special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, an advisory role that provided insight on Army acquisition matters.

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