USAF to announce F-35 leadership change

The US Air Force will announce later today that Maj Gen Charles R. (C.R.) Davis will assume command of the Air Armament Center next spring.

That means Davis will be rotating out as the lead executive of the F-35 program office, where he has proven to be a forceful and outspoken advocate. In an interview with me last July, Davis made headlines by publicly taking Boeing to task for making improper statements about the F-35 as part of their sales campaign for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

The transition also means that Brig Gen David Heinz, currently Davis’ deputy, will take the lead role in March or April.

Heinz will be replaced by a yet-unnamed USAF officer.

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