Jones steps down as Air Force under secretary Published Feb. 13, 2023 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones will step down and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Kristyn E. Jones, will perform the duties of under secretary of the Air Force, effective March 6. Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones discusses global competition at the 2022 Air and Space Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2022. As the nation increases its focus on strategic competition, Jones highlighted the imperative for the Department of the Air Force to stay ahead of the pacing challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res Guardians, and their families to serve to their full potential and providing the resources they need has enhanced the readiness of the Air and Space Force for years to come. The department is grateful for her dedicated service," Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said. “Kristyn Jones will do a fantastic job keeping the momentum going." Since May 4, 2022, Kristyn Jones provided financial management and analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources, to include nearly 700,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of more than $194 billion.