James Roche

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Person.png James Roche   PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born1939-12-16
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NationalityUS
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members 3

Employment.png Secretary of the Air Force

In office
January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2005

Ethics Investigation

Roche was cited for ethics violations regarding the Air Force's decision to lease KC-767 tanker aircraft.[1]

In 2003, during the Air Force’s deliberations concerning the replacement of KC-135 aircraft, Ms. Robin Cleveland, Associate Director of National Security Programs, OMB, emailed Dr. Roche asking his assistance in gaining employment with Northrup Grumman (for which he had once been a senior executive) after she left her position with the government. Dr. Roche did so and replied to Ms. Cleveland telling her so. This was a DoD ethics violation. The investigation found that Roche had ‘misused his office for public gain’ and used government communications to do so, but made no recommendations for action.[2]

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld chose not to pursue the matter.


 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/198214 May 198216 May 1982Norway
Sandefjord
The 30th Bilderberg, held in Norway.
Colloquium on Analysis and Estimates30 November 19791 December 1979Spooky 1979 Washington conference


References

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  2. dodig.mil/foia/ERR, Alleged Misuse of Public Office: Dr. James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force, Case Number H04L94024201, January 27, 2005 [1]