Air Force Exec Resigns, Cites Leader Changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Air Force's logistics chief has resigned, saying that the recent leadership shake up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has hurt his ability to do his job.

In a sharply worded memo obtained by The Associated Press, William Anderson said Monday that the leadership changes limit his ability to take care of the airmen and their families with the vigor they deserve.

Last month Gates sacked the Air Force secretary and the chief of staff. He blamed them for failing to fully address a series of nuclear-related mishaps. His decisions were triggered largely by the conclusions of an internal report on the mistaken shipment to Taiwan of four electrical fuses for ballistic missile warheads.

Anderson has been the assistant secretary for installations, environment and logistics since 2005.

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