Career Progressions

Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith, USN, will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. Philip S. Davidson, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet/commander, Task Force Six/commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO/deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/Joint Force Maritime Component commander, Europe, Naples, Italy.

Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe; commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; commander, Allied Air Command; and director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Rear Adm. James D. Cloyd, USN, will be assigned as director, maritime operations (N3/N5/N2/N7), U.S. Fleet Forces, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Rear Adm. Nora W. Tyson, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Mercury Systems Incorporated, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has appointed Anthony Sweeney as general manager of the RF and Microwave Components Group.

Col. Ronald D. Buckley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy director for operations, National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center, Operations Team Two, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Bence, USAF, has been assigned as director, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, USA, has been assigned as vice director, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army South, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. 

Rick ONeil has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and named as executive director for acquisition management for the Office of Naval Research.

Charles Sowell has been appointed as senior vice president of Salient Federal Solutions Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bailey, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, First Army Division East, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, USA, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea.

Rear Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

Brig. Gen. Rex A. Spitler, ANG, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Army Central/Third U.S. Army, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Richard O. Wightman Jr., has been assigned as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense (reserve affairs), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs), Washington, D.C.

Intelligent Decisions Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia, has named Peter Brady as vice president, Department of Defense and Department of State programs.

Brig. Gen. James M. Richardson, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general-support, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. 

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