WASHINGTON — Acting Air Force Secretary Peter Teets will retire by the end of this month after only two months on the job, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper said Wednesday.

Jumper’s comments came during testimony by both men before the House Armed Services Committee. Teets took over the post when former secretary James Roche retired Jan. 20, and has also been acting simultaneously as the service’s chief acquisitions officer.

Sources within the Air Force said he will be retiring from both jobs on March 25, and that Michael L. Dominguez, currently assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, will take over as secretary when Teets steps down.

Teets is the retired president of Lockheed Martin Corp. and has held jobs with several other prominent aerospace firms. He also serves as the Defense Department’s executive agent for space, overseeing all major defense acquisition programs.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Jumper praised Teets for his role in the service’s space research and combat programs.

“He has made space relevant to the warfighter,” Jumper said.

Teets did not directly address his retirement in his testimony.

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