JSF Integration Office

By Courtney Albon / January 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM

The Air Force has named Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigan as the new head of its service-specific F-35 integration office, effective Feb. 1.

The move is part of a larger push to increase the office's size and streamline its decision-making process, according to a Jan. 30 Air Force statement. As part of the shift, the office staff will grow from four to 12 personnel and the Air Force's voting authority within the F-35 joint program office will move from Air Combat Command to within the integration office. This should allow the service to address issues related to F-35 initial operating capability in a more unified, collective way.

In the statement, Harrigian, who most recently served as the Air Force's assistant deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, said the change would "help ensure a unified voice" as the service works to integrate the F-35 into its fighter fleet.

"We will actively work to synchronize major command interests and work with the joint program office to ensure this program remains on track," Harrigian said.

The Air Force's JSF integration office was created in early 2014.