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Nomination of Martin C. Faga To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

1989-07-11

The President today announced his intention to nominate Martin C. Faga to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Space Policy), Department of Defense. He would succeed Tidal W. McCoy.

Mr. Faga served as a research and development officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1968, working in the field of infrared reconnaissance equipment and the application of laser technology to reconnaissance. He worked briefly for the Perkin-Elmer Corp. in customer liaison before joining the MITRE Corp. in 1969 as a member of the technical staff working in the field of seismic and magnetic remote sensors. In 1972 Mr. Faga joined the Office of Development and Engineering at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on advanced systems for intelligence collection by technical means. In 1977 Mr. Faga became a member of the professional staff of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States House of Representatives. He was assigned to the Program and Budget Authorization Subcommittee during that time, serving since 1984 as the head of the staff assigned to the subcommittee.

Mr. Faga graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in 1963 and a master's degree in 1964. He was born on June 11, 1941, in Bethlehem, PA. Mr. Faga is married, has two children, and currently resides in Virginia.

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