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James Roche
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20th United States Secretary of the Air Force
In office
June 1, 2001 – January 20, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by F. Whitten Peters
Succeeded by Peter B. Teets (Acting)
Personal details
Born
James Gerard Roche

December 16, 1939 (1939-12-16) (age 80)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Illinois Institute of Technology (BA)
Naval Postgraduate School (MS)
Harvard University (DBA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1960–1983

James Gerard Roche (born December 16, 1939) is an American politician. He was the 20th Secretary of the Air Force, serving from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2005. Roche served in the United States Navy for 23 years, and as an executive with Northrop Grumman.


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