President-elect Barack Obama’s made his pick for NASA head — a decorated military man, according to several reports.
Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Jonathan Scott Gration, who uses his middle name, is a career Air Force man who’s logged nearly 1,000 hours of combat flight time and been awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Medal, among many other awards.
The son of missionaries, he was raised in Africa and speaks Swahili.
Reports said an official announcement would be forthcoming Wednesday. The Obama transition team refused FoxNews.com’s requests to comment on the reports.
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This undated US Department of the Air Force handout photo shows Maj. Gen. Jonathan S. Gration. Gration, a retired Air Force major general, could soon be heading up the US space agency after being tapped by president-elect Barack Obama to take over the helm of NASA, a transition team source said Wednesday.(AFP/HO NASA/File/Ho)