Air Force Secretary Michael Donley announced on
April 26, 2013, that he'll be stepping down as the service's leader on June 21,
2013. That will be five years to the day that he began his tenure, first as
Acting Secretary and then, beginning on Oct. 17, 2008, as Secretary. Donley is
the longest serving Secretary in Air Force history, when including his four
months as Acting Secretary in 2008 and his seven months as Acting Secretary in 1993,
according to the Air Force. Here, Donley shown
during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.,
Nov. 11, 2102.Air Force
photo by Andy Morataya
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