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Arlington, Va. (March 2, 2022) – Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s nomination of Dr. William LaPlante for Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment at the Department of Defense:

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an urgent reminder that national security must remain a priority. An essential part of that security mission is helping to provide the capabilities our partners and allies in Europe need to defend against tyranny. The Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment is central to this mission. We urge the Senate to swiftly take up Dr. Bill LaPlante’s nomination to serve in this crucial role. He is a seasoned public servant and a strong leader who will hit the ground running on day one. Speeding his consideration sends an important signal that America is unified against Russian aggression.”


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