Eric Fick Nominated for Joint Strike Fighter Program Director in Defense Department

U.S. Air Force Maj. General Eric Fick, deputy director of the Joint Strike Fighter program at the Department of Defense, was nominated to the post of director and rank of lieutenant general.

Fick served as the director of global reach programs for the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition and worked as a program executive officer for fighters and bombers at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

He also led at the group and squadron levels and recorded over 350 flight hours in the F-16, F-15, T-38 and civilian aircraft units. Fick obtained his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame before he entered the Air Force in 1990.

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