The White House announced last night that John Henderson had been nominated to become the Air Force's assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy.
Henderson most recently served as the Army Corps of Engineers' commander of the Omaha District, "where his responsibilities included overseeing an annual program of $1.5 billion dollars consisting of more than 2,500 projects supporting the nation's water resources infrastructure, military construction, and Federal interagency work in nine States, environmental restoration projects in 41 States, and an extensive program supporting Department of Defense petroleum and energy infrastructure worldwide for the Defense Logistics Agency," according to a White House statement.
Henderson has more than 23 years of active military experience as an Army engineer officer, having served two combat tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan as an engineer battalion task force commander, the statement reads. He earned a master's degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and did a National Security Studies fellowship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Henderson also is a graduate of the Joint Combined Warfighters Course, Army War College Fellowship Program, Command and General Staff College, Air Assault School, and Airborne School.
Additionally this week, the Pentagon announced that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had made three Senior Executive Service appointments and assignments: