Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned after being selected as the "sole finalist" to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso, the service confirmed on Friday.

If she is formally appointed as university president, Wilson will step down on May 31 to allow for a smooth transition, said Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.

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U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank.

President Trump is considering replacing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson after next month’s midterm elections because he does not feel she is moving quickly enough to establish a Space Force as an independent military branch, Foreign Policy reported on Thursday.

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