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Public Papers - 1990 - January

Nomination of Donald Jay Yockey To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense


The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Jay Yockey to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. He would succeed Milton L. Lohr.

Since 1988 Mr. Yockey has served as a consultant for DJY Associates in Mountain Center, CA. Prior to this, he served in several capacities at Rockwell International, Inc., including senior vice president and special assistant to the president of Rockwell and as a member of the Rockwell management committee, 1986 - 1988; president of electronics operations, 1978 - 1986; president of the electronics systems group, 1977 - 1978; and vice president and general manager of the special telecommunications systems division of Collins Radio Co. and president of Collins government telecommunications group, 1972 - 1977. In 1966 he joined the autonetics division of Rockwell International, Inc., and served in the following positions: director of astrionics, assistant general manager of the electronic systems and sensor division, and vice president of the F - 111 Mark II avionics program.

Mr. Yockey graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1960). He was born January 6, 1921, in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Yockey served in the U.S. Air Force, 1947 - 1966, retiring with the rank of colonel. He is married, has four children, and resides in La Habra Heights, CA.

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