Biden taps nominees for key Navy, Air Force jobs

By Tony Bertuca / December 14, 2021 at 10:11 AM

President Biden has announced nominees for Navy under secretary and Air Force comptroller, according to a White House announcement.

Biden intends to nominate Erik Raven for Navy under secretary. Raven is currently majority clerk of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee.

“Prior to joining the appropriations committee in 2007, he served as national security adviser and legislative director to Senator Robert C. Byrd, fellow to Senator Ted Kennedy, in several positions for Senator Dianne Feinstein, and as an English teacher in China,” the White House said.

Biden also intends to nominate Kristyn Jones to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller.

Jones is currently a managing director in KPMG’s federal advisory practice.

“Prior to her current role, she served as the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for financial information management,” the White House said. “Previously, Jones held a variety of positions in DOD and in industry. From June 2007 to 2008, Jones was special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller) for cost management transformation.”