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XCOR Aerospace CEO John Gibson to Be Nominated as DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer

John Gibson

John Gibson, president and CEO of private spaceflight and rocket engine development company XCOR Aerospace, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department.

The White House said Friday Gibson also serves as chairman of the advisory committee at investment management company Looking Glass Investments.

He previously held senior leadership roles at Textron‘s Beechcraft subsidiary including senior vice president of global mission support, vice president of special missions and chief financial officer of the government/defense business unit.

Gibson also worked as assistant secretary for financial management at the U.S. Air Force, where he oversaw the formulation, execution and management of a $140 billion budget, and as deputy undersecretary of defense for management reform during the George W. Bush administration.

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