She will be the President of the University of Texas at El Paso.
The Minister of the US air force Heather Wilson, were, according to the US media reports, the number of candidates for the post of head of the Pentagon, has confirmed her decision to resign and said that already informed the President of the United States Donald Trump. She wrote about this on Friday on her Twitter page.
“Today I informed the President that I will resign from the post of air force Minister and go to work as the President of the University of Texas at El Paso. It was a great honor to work together with our soldiers, I am proud of the progress we have made in restoring the combat readiness and firepower of the US air force,” said she.
Earlier, citing a source in the US administration, reported that Wilson will resign on May 31. According to these data, she made the decision independently, and it wasn’t put pressure on her.
According to American media, Trump considered Wilson among the possible candidates for the post of head of the Pentagon instead of the incumbent on January 1, James Mattis. At the same time, the Politico newspaper reported in January that at least two people have already refused Trump’s offer to take this position.
On December 19 Trump announced the decision to begin the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria. On December 20, he said on Twitter that James Mattis resigns as head of the Pentagon. The acting Minister of defense was appointed Shanahan, who was before the first Deputy of Mattis. Mattis in his resignation said that he decided to leave the post because of differences of opinion with the President.