The Hon. Peter B. Teets announced his resignation today as Acting Secretary of the Air Force and director, National Reconnaissance Office effective March 25. Teets came to the Air Force in December 2001 from private industry.

“Pete Teets has handled challenging assignments during an important period in history, said Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. “I thank him for his service to the department and the country, and wish him and his family the best.”

Teets said, “It has been a distinct honor to serve in President Bush’s administration with a talented national security team, specifically with the terrific men and women of America’s Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office. I’m confident we’ve strengthened the world’s greatest Air Force to continue providing air and space dominance for the 21st century.”