Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.
The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, has selected Pramod P. Khargonekar to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Engineering.
Brig. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, USA, has been as assigned deputy chief of staff, communications, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, USA, has been assigned commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, has named Ruth Bishop as sector vice president of quality, safety and mission assurance for its Technical Services sector.
Rear Adm. James Arden Barnett Jr., USN (Retired), has joined Venable LLP, Washington, D.C., as a partner.
Attensity, Palo Alto, California, has appointed J. Kirsten Bay president and CEO.
Brig. Gen. Peter D. Utley, USA, has been assigned commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. Michael J. Kingsley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of major general and assigned as director, North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Afghanistan Transformation Task Force, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan.
David Helvey has been appointed as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.