On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
What do you do after spending more than 2,100 hours flying fighter jets, including a stint as a member of the elite Air Force Thunderbirds unit?
How about working for the government's central procurement agency? That's what Air Force Maj. Nicole Malachowski, the first woman to fly with the Thunderbirds, is doing. The General Services Administration announced Tuesday that Malachowski has joined the agency as a White House fellow for one year.
â€œGSA is an amazing agency that helps our nation in more ways than most people realize,â€ Malachowski said. â€œIâ€™m thrilled to be here and looking forward to working on everything from presidential transition to emergency response and recovery issues.â€
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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