The U.S. Air Force has hired an Ohio man to fill its job vacancy in a role that pays well below the national average.
The Air Force announced Tuesday that Lt.
Gen. David W. Jones, a retired Marine, will be its first civilian director of human resources.
Jones is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and worked in civilian jobs for more than 15 years.
He has served in the Army for nearly 10 years and is the highest-ranking Air Force officer in the United States military to be promoted to chief of staff since Gen. Michael Hayden took over as chief of U.N. headquarters in 2003.
The job will be the first of the Air Force’s 10 new civilian leadership positions in the next few years.
The Air Force is also seeking a senior officer in its command structure to help manage personnel and train new officers.
The Army, which has been hiring more and more civilian officers, will start to look for new civilian leaders this year, the Air Guard said in a statement.