Senate confirms Air Force nominees, including first Space Force acquisition chief

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 28, 2022 at 3:57 PM

The Senate on Thursday confirmed two of President Biden's nominees for assistant Air Force secretaries.

Frank Calvelli, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, was confirmed as the first assistant Air Force secretary for space acquisition.

Kristyn Jones, a managing director in KPMG’s federal advisory practice, was confirmed as assistant Air Force secretary for financial management and comptroller.

Both confirmations passed on a voice vote.

In his Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing, Calvelli said he would “drive speed” into the process for fielding new capabilities and bolster resiliency in space architecture.