THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES MONTE R. BELGER TO SERVE AS DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Monte R. Belger as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Mr. Monte Belger, of Centreville, Virginia, has over 27 years of operational and management experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). During his tenure he has held a series of senior positions managing significant aspects of aviation system safety and security. Since 1998, Mr. Belger has served as the Acting Deputy Administrator of the FAA. Since 1995, Mr. Belger has served as Associate Administrator Air Traffic Services. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the U.S. air traffic control system. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Belger was the Executive Director of System Operations for the FAA where he managed all of the safety and air traffic control activities of the FAA. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Belger served as the Executive Director for Acquisition and Safety Oversight where he was responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the FAA to use in developing and acquiring new automation systems to manage the U.S. air traffic control system. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Belger was the Associate Administrator for Aviation Standards. In this capacity, Mr. Belger was responsible for aviation security, aviation medicine and flight inspection activities throughout the U.S. aviation system. From 1980 to 1988, Mr. Belger held three senior management positions in the FAA Great Lakes Region including the Deputy Directors position.
Mr. Belger received his B.S. from Jacksonville University and completed the Executive Program at the Keenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.
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