W. Stuart Symington                             Dr. Heather A. Wilson

 

SECRETARIES OF THE AIR FORCE

Many of the biographies below are from the AFHSD book: Secretaries and Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force: Biographical Sketches and Portraits.

Some of the biographies below are linked to the biographies found on the official Air Force Link biography pages. Not all biographies are available.

W. Stuart Symington -- September 18, 1947 - April 24, 1950

Thomas E. Finletter -- April 24, 1950 - January 20, 1953

Harold E. Talbott -- February 4, 1953 - August 13, 1955

Donald A. Quarles -- August 14, 1955 - April 30, 1957

James H. Douglas Jr. -- May 1, 1957 - December 10, 1959

Dudley C. Sharp -- December 11, 1959 - January 20, 1961

Eugene M. Zuckert -- January 23, 1961 - September 30, 1965

Dr. Harold Brown -- October 1, 1965 - February 14, 1969

Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr. -- February 15, 1969 - May 14, 1973

Dr. John L. McLucas (acting) -- May 15, 1973 - July 18, 1973

Dr. John L. McLucas -- July 19, 1973 - November 23, 1975

James Walter Plummer (acting) -- November 23, 1975 - January 2, 1976

Thomas C. Reed -- January 2, 1976 - April 5, 1977

John C. Stetson -- April 6, 1978 - May 18, 1979

Dr. Hans M. Mark (acting) -- May 18, 1979 - July 26, 1979

Dr. Hans M. Mark -- July 26, 1979 - February 9, 1981

Verne Orr -- February 9, 1981 - November 30, 1985

Russell A. Rourke -- December 8, 1985 - April 7, 1986

Edward C. Aldridge Jr. (acting) -- April 8, 1986 - June 8, 1986

Edward C. Aldridge Jr. -- June 9, 1986 - December 16, 1988

James F. McGovern (acting) -- December 16, 1988 - April 29, 1989

John J. Welch Jr.(acting) -- April 30, 1989 - May 21,1989

Dr. Donald B. Rice -- May 22, 1989 - January 20, 1993

Michael B. Donley (acting) -- January 20, 1993 - July 13, 1993

Gen. Merill A. McPeak (acting) -- July 14, 1993 - August 5, 1993

Dr. Sheila E. Widnall -- August 6, 1993 - October 31, 1997

F. Whitten Peters (acting) -- November 1, 1997 - August 1, 1999

F. Whitten Peters -- August 2, 1999 - January 20, 2001

Dr. Lawrence J. Delaney (acting) -- January 20, 2001 - May 31, 2001

Dr. James G. Roche -- June 1, 2001 - January 20, 2005

Peter B. Teets (acting) -- Jan. 20, 2005 - March 25, 2005

Michael Montelongo (acting) -- March 25, 2005 - March 28, 2005

Michael L. Dominguez (acting) -- March 28, 2005 - July 28, 2005

Pete Geren (acting) -- July 29, 2005 - November 4, 2005

Michael W. Wynne -- November 3, 2005 - June 20, 2008

Michael B. Donley (acting) -- June 21, 2008 - October 2, 2008

Michael B. Donley -- October 2, 2008 - June 21, 2013

Eric Fanning (acting) -- June 21, 2013 -- December 2013

Deborah Lee James -- December 20, 2013 -- January 2017

Dr. Heather A. Wilson -- May 12, 2017 --