Air Force Defends Ads Against Illegal Lobbying Inquiry
But Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne and Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley deny the charge: "We've had a couple questions from the [congressional] staff who had referenced that we were attempting to lobby the Congress, and, sir, that's not the case," says Moseley. "We wouldn't do that because it's not right. ... That would never happen."
Wynne says the ads are intended to reach "influencers" of potential recruits, along with the actual target audience: "...the smart kids that we're going to require to keep our high-technology Air Force to come see us and sign up," he says.