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​USAF Maj. Gen. Eric Fick has been nominated to succeed Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter as director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. USAF photo.

President Donald Trump has nominated USAF Maj. Gen. Eric Fick for a third star and appointment as director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.

Fick currently serves as the office’s deputy director, and if confirmed he will replace Vice Adm. Mat Winter, who has led the JPO since May 2017.

Trump also nominated USAF Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville for a third star and assignment as commander of US North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern).

Sasseville currently serves as deputy director of the Air National Guard.