The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Jay Yockey, of California, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. He would succeed John A. Betti.
Since 1990 Mr. Yockey has served as Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition at the Department of Defense. From 1966 to 1990, Mr. Yockey served with Rockwell International in several capacities: senior vice president and special assistant to the president; director of the astrionics division; and officer of the corporation.
Mr. Yockey graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1960). He was born January 6, 1921, in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Yockey served with the U.S. Air Force, 1947 - 1966. Mr. Yockey is married, has four children, and resides in Potomac, MD.