Senator Mike Lee announced the addition of Air Force Major General (Retired) Pat Condon as a senior advisor on military issues. General Condon served on active duty in the Air Force for 33 years, commanding at different times the Air Force Armament Laboratory at Eglin AFB, FL, the Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, TN, and the Ogden Air Logistics Center at UtahвЂ™s own Hill AFB. He has also served in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition in the Pentagon and as the Director of Plans and Programs in Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Condon holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
вЂњI am incredibly honored to be able to work with a man of General CondonвЂ™s caliber,вЂќ said Senator Lee. вЂњNot only has he devoted his life to serving his country and keeping Americans safe, he has done so with tremendous success at the highest levels. His understanding of national defense matters is exemplary.
вЂњGoing forward, I will consult with General Condon on the specific military issues that fall under the watch of the United States Senate. While the President is the commander-in-chief, Congress has a responsibility to oversee a number of decisions that affect our armed forces. These include determining the size of procurement budgets, providing proper benefits for our veterans, and authorizing base realignment and closure. With General CondonвЂ™s help, I will always be sure to make the best decisions for both the United States and Utah.вЂќ