July 1, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Welch, Jr., to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition). He would succeed Thomas Edward Cooper.
Since 1975 Mr. Welch has been the senior vice president for program development at the LTV Aerospace and Defense Co. Prior to this, he served as chief scientist for the U.S. Air Force, 1969 - 1970, and vice president of the LTV Aerospace and Defense Co., 1970 - 1975.
Mr. Welch graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1951). He was born August 23, 1930, in Cambridge, MD. Mr. Welch is married, has four children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.