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 Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John L. Hudson named museum's deputy director
 Deputy director is newly established museum position
 
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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John L. Hudson
Air Force officials announced Dec. 10, 2009, that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John L. Hudson will become the new Deputy Director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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 LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN L. "JACK" HUDSON
New deputy director announced for National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted 12/11/2009   Updated 12/11/2009 Email story   Print story

    


from Air Force Materiel Command

12/11/2009 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Air Force officials announced Dec. 10 that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John L. Hudson will become the new Deputy Director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

The position of Deputy Director is newly established, and Gen. Hudson is the first to fill the position. The establishment of a Deputy Director position reflects the continuing growth of the Museum and its inestimable value to the Air Force. Attendance at the museum is at an all-time high, drawing about 1.3 million visitors annually.

Gen. Hudson was born in New York state. He was commissioned in 1973 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served as a T-38 instructor pilot; an A-10 pilot, instructor pilot and flight examiner; and as a test pilot at Edwards AFB, Calif. The general has also served on the Air Staff and as the director of several Air Force and joint system program offices, as the senior military assistant to the Under Secretary for Defense for Acquisition and Technology, and as Program Executive Officer and Program Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. He was Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs prior to assuming command at the Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, in 2005. Gen Hudson retired from active military duty in October 2009.

As the Deputy Director, Gen. Hudson will assist with planning, organizing, and directing not only the operation of the NMUSAF, but the entire Air Force museum system. Duties include the responsibility, delegated by the Secretary of the Air Force, for the preservation of the material culture of the USAF.



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