Career Progressions

Rear Adm. George W. Ballance, USN, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/commander, Fourth Fleet, Mayport, Florida.

Rear Adm. John C. Aquilino, USN, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff for operations, training and readiness, N-3/N-7, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

David W. Miller has been named chief technologist of NASA, Washington, D.C.

Entropic, San Diego, has appointed Dr. Michael Farese as chief technology officer.

Rear Adm. Babette Bolivar, USN, will be assigned as commander, U.S. Pacific Command Representative, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau; commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas and commander, Joint Region Marianas, Guam. 

Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday, USN, will be assigned as director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Lt. Gen. Gregory A. Biscone, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as the inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Spectro Incorporated, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has named Bob Wopperer as vice president of business development.

Diane DeSua has joined ConceptSolutions, Reston, Virginia, as vice president of transportation programs.

Maj. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

Maj. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr., USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general, futures/director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.  

Brian Von Herzen has been appointed as an independent director for Micromem Technologies Incorporated, Toronto and New York.

Neonode Incorporated, Santa Clara, California, has named Clarence King as the director for PC business.

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.

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