Career Progressions

Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Trask, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. Brett C. Heimbigner, USN, will be assigned as director, Intelligence Division, NATO International Military Staff, Brussels, Belgium.

Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, has been nominated as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.

Entropic, San Diego, has appointed Vahid Manian as senior vice president of global engineering and operations.

Spectro Incorporated, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has named Mark Spillane as vice president of operations.

Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Rock, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-1, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. 

FiberLight, Atlanta, has appointed Paul Pierron chief executive officer.

Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and principal deputy director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe, USN, was approved for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Fleet Cyber Command/commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Charles G. Carpenter has been assigned as the director, programs and resources/comptroller (NG-J-8), National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C. 

Col. Robert D. Childs, USAF (Ret.), now serves as president and CEO of iCLEAR, International Cyber Leadership Education and Resources, Washington, D.C.

Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Capt. John W. Ailes, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as chief engineer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.

Kelly E. Magsamen has been appointed as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy (Asian and Pacific security affairs), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, has promoted Bonnie J. Cook to executive vice president of business operations for its Mission Solutions and Services Group.

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, USN, will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, Everett, Washington. 

Maj. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as military deputy/director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C. 

Christopher Brent Colburn has been appointed as the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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