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Gay man nominated for Under Secretary of the Air Force

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President Barack Obama's intended nominee to serve as Under Secretary of the Air Force is an out gay man, according .

Eric Fanning now serves as Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of the Navy. He has also served as board member of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

According to the Air Force's official website, he has also held positions with the House Armed Services Committee (as a research assistant), the White House, CBS News, the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, Business Executives for National Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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